5 Things to Do in Kandy 2020 (Starting from ₹6124 Only)

Nestled amidst the mountains of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka the best things to do in Kandy are several. This second largest city of Sri Lanka is often tagged as its cultural capital. It also is one of the official world heritage sites of UNESCO. It is small in size and houses a deeply pleasant climate which makes it a place highly visited by tourists each year. The city accommodates a downtown area that is compact yet beautiful. This region is surrounded by beautiful hills housing a tropical rainforest. Here one can find exotic animal as well as plant species. Kandy's downtown region is a place where one can find every imaginable item to shop for at surprisingly affordable prices.

While touring Kandy you can try out the local eateries here which are extensively mouthwatering. Located amidst the mountains and surrounded by beautiful hills, Kandy offers various adventure activities including trekking as well as camping. Although you can visit this place all throughout the year but if you plan to visit Kandy in August then you can witness the most popular festival here named Perahera. It is a popular pageant involving various elephant participants. You can buy yourself a seat here and witness the festival. Another attraction to be admired while touring Kandy is the famous Kandyan dance. This traditional dance form of Kandy is worth witnessing. It is usually held close to the Kandy Lake. There are various temples that are worth a visit while touring Kandy. If you are looking for peace while traveling then make sure to visit Nilambe meditation center. This Buddhist retreat center imparts impeccable meditation sessions that is to soothe your mind to the core. You can even try out some Yoga here. Overall, Kandy is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka to explore its beauty as well as culture. Come and explore the best things to do in Kandy.

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Highland tour from Kandy
Highland tour from Kandy


About the Activity: This is an amazing day trip which will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka including its tea estates and natural sights.Get picked up from your hotels in Kandy at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Nuwara Eliya.On the way to Nuwara Eliya visit the Ramboda Falls which are 109m high and are amongst the highest cascades in the world.After reaching Nuwara Eliya explore and proceed towards Mackwoods tea estate and explore the fragrant, rich and amazing beverage and get to know of its origins.Thereafter, you have 2 hours at leisure to spend at the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.In the evening at around 7 PM head back to your respective hotels in Kandy.

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I think booking the scooter Tour was the best choice for my Kandy trip. It was really convenient!
This was the most recommended thing to do in kandy amazing dance performances and stunts
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Car was in a perfectly good condition and i explored each and every corner of Kandy.
On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roam the grounds They appear well cared for and are checked for illness and treated.
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All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned
Amazing Tour! I don't think we have missed any architecture, spiritual and fun sites of Sri Lanka.
Beautiful Experience at the marvel of nature, Kandy along trekking and camping. Campsite was the best thing about the package
Witnessed the glorious Knuckles Mountain Range at it's best. Views were simply breathtaking!

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  1. Which are the activities that I can do in Kandy?

    The following activities can be practiced in Kandy:

    •      Hiking - Go for a hiking tour at the Royal Palace Park. This falls amidst the most picturesque places of Kandy. The hiking tour will lead you to the beautiful Rajapihilla Mawatha where you can have a spectacular view of the mesmerizing lake. You will get to view the amazing sights of the nearby located hills as well as the town. Concludingly, you can take up a hiking tour, get back to the town and pat your back for accomplishing the activity.
    •      Motorboat Riding - Have a breathtaking view while taking a Motorboat ride on the mesmerizing Bogambara Lake. You can view the beautiful Kandy City Center, Royal Palace Park as well as Sangaraja Mawatha. You would get to view a wide range of species of birds, monkeys, coloured fishes and lush greenery around. You can end this boat ride at Colombo and enjoy a hearty meal.  
    •      Trekking - Take a trekking tour in Kandy and witness the best landscapes ever. You can start the trip from Mount Alagalla. You can take up this adventure activity and view the beauty of Kandy from an elevation. While taking this trek you will get an opportunity to explore the amazing tea gardens of Kandy.
    •      Golfing - A mingle of nature's beauty with this amazing sport called Golf can be practiced in Kandy. Victoria Golf Course is a perfect place to visit to indulge in a game. This is a perfect place surrounded by Victoria Reservoir on three sides with Knuckles Range on the fourth.
  2. Which are some famous treks in and around Kandy?

    Kandy offers various opportunities of trekking to travelers. Moreover, the pleasant climate of Kandy allows the travelers to enjoy the trekking expedition to the core. Some of the many places to go for trekking in Kandy are as follows:

    · Trekking in Knuckles Mountains - Trekking in the Knuckles Mountains is absolutely mesmerizing. The location offers the beautiful view of the tea gardens, lush green meadows as well as pristine villages. The trek includes exploring Ash Cave Trail, Pitawala-Pathana trail, Mini World's End Trail as well as the Knuckles trail.

    · Meemure Trek - Meemure is an adorable village lodged amidst extreme greenery. It offers beautiful views of the mountains. It is beautifully nestled between Matale and Kandy districts.

    · Hanthana Tek - Hanthana mountain ranges offers mesmerizing hilltops that are absolutely impeccable for trekking. You will find beautifully landscaped areas which are dotted with eucalyptus trees.

  3. Where can I experience wildlife in Kandy?

    Some of the places that can be visited on a wildlife tour in Kandy are as follows:

    •      Udawattekele Sanctuary
    •      Millennium Elephant Foundation
    •      Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
    •      Horton Plains National Park
  4. Where can I visit a spice garden in Kandy? Which are some special spices found in Kandy?

    Spice gardens form one of the major attractions of Sri Lanka and while touring Kandy you can visit New Ranweli Spice Garden located in Gannoruwa. The country is highly popular for its spices as well as herbs all across the globe. The rare most herbs, as well as spices, are sown, reaped as well as processed here. Common spices found here are as follows:

    •   Cocoa
    •   Cloves
    •   Nutmeg
    •   Turmeric
    •   Aloe Vera
    •   Cinnamon
    •   Peppercorns
    •   Cardamom
    •   Vanilla

    By visiting these spice gardens of Kandy you can gather an in-depth knowledge about the spices and herbs grown here. Additionally, the beautiful landscapes further add on to the charisma of the place.

  5. Is it worth travelling in a charter plane from Colombo to Kandy? What’s so special about it?

    A charter plane ride from Colombo to Kandy is undoubtedly one of the best experiences to undertake while visiting Sri Lanka. It will let you escape from your monotonous kind of life and explore the heavenly beauty of Sri Lanka. The plane will not only lead you to Kandy within minutes but give you a memorable experience that would last a lifetime. This facility is made available by Cinnamon Air which is Sri Lanka's air taxi service imparting brand name. Witnessing the beauty of Kandy via a charter plane is simply impeccable. Viewing the hills, mountains as well as the underneath located water bodies can be better experienced than written as the feel is absolutely out of the world.

  6. Which are some famous locations for sightseeing in Kandy?

    Some of the places that can be visited on a sightseeing tour in Kandy are as follows:

    •      Temple of the Tooth
    •      Udawattekele Sanctuary
    •      Millennium Elephant Foundation
    •      Wales Park
    •      Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
    •      British Garrison Cemetery
    •      Kandyan Art Association
    •      Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
    •      Ceylon Tea Museum
    •      Kandy View Point
    •      The Bogambara lake
    •      Royal Palace of Kandy
    •      Commonwealth War Cemetery
    •      Ranweli Spice Garden
    •      Horton Plains National Park
    •      International Buddhist Museum
    •      Kandy Lake
    •      Bahirawakanda temple
    •      Perandeniya Botanical Gardens
    •      Spice Garden