25 Best Things to Do in Kandy in 2020 (660 Reviews)

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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Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka Featured
Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka

9H

Matale

About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Riverston, located approximately 30 km from the Matale town.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy and commence your exploration by 8:30 AM in the morning after reaching Riverston and enjoy the view until it is dusk.Visit the two great waterfalls of Riverston “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella which will get refreshed and rejuvenated.Embark on a 4 KM trek along the Sera Ella waterfalls and passing through the beautiful dense forest. Aftermath, enjoy a lip-smacking lunch and proceed to enjoy a photography session in Pitawala Pathana trail and witness the beauty of the surroundings. At around 5.30 PM in the evening, end your trip and head back to Kandy by getting dropped off to your respective hotel. 
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INR 6,124

INR 5,784

Private Kandy City Tour Best Seller
Private Kandy City Tour

11H

Kandy

Explore the wonderful hill capital city of Sri Lanka and visit most of the major sightseeing attractions in Kandy. Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.About the activity:This Kandy day tour is a perfect blend of scenic attractions, religious shrines, food joints, and historical monuments. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to visit Giragama Tea Factory. Explore the factory and the sorting tools, the grinding tools, drying tools, and the packaging machines. Learn how tea is processed from shiny green leaves to the bits in your tea bag and enjoy a cup of high grown processed tea. Visit Botanical Garden of Peradeniya which is renowned for bundles of varieties of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. After the Botanical garden visit, Bahirawakanda Buddha statue is known as Big Buddha and then enjoy your lunch. After that visit the Kandy Lake that was built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807. Do an upper lake drive and then be the witness of a cultural show. At last, visit the Temple of the tooth and end the tour at the hotel. Meals:Delicious lunch in an outside restaurant will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 08.00 amEndtime: 07.00 pm
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40 Ratings

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INR 5,949

INR 4,800

Bird Watching and Trekking in Udawatte Kele Sanctuary Flat 32% off Best Seller
Bird Watching and Trekking in Udawatte Kele Sanctuary Flat 32% off

5H

Kandy

Get the most out of your visit to the Udawatte Kele Sanctuary by traveling with a private nature guide. Travel via tuk-tuk through the scenic hill country to the sanctuary, located near Kandy Lake. The sanctuary includes three Buddhist forest monasteries and three cave dwellings for Buddhist monks and also acts as a catchment area for the supply of water to the city of Kandy.  Listen to guided commentary tailored to your interests and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and transferred to Udawatta Kele sanctuary for bird watching and nature trekking.-As you reach there, you will with your nature guide who will give a brief detail of the trail and the forest reserve. Afterward, your nature trail will begin. -Udawatte Kele sanctuary is a home of birds like yellow fronted barbet, Layard’s Parakeet, Spot bellied eagle owl, Sri Lankan hanging parrot, Green fronted leaf bird and native three-toed Kingfisher. It is a good location for panoramic photographs of Kandy city and butterflies, mammals that come very close to you. -As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. Timings: 6:00 am - 11:00 am Time duration: 5 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from KandyNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 9 people are required to book this tour. 
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INR 3,700

INR 2,500

Historical Three Temples Tour in Kandy Flat 30% off Best Seller
Historical Three Temples Tour in Kandy Flat 30% off

4H

Kandy

Take a break from the beach and immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture on this half-day tour from Kandy. Visit the most ancient and historically important temples – Embekke, Lankathilaka, and Gadaladeniya.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned car. -Visit Embekke temple which is famous for the intricately carved wooden pillars of its bigger, or drum hall.-Continue to your next stop-  Lankatilake Temple. It is one of the finest temples in the district, built on a huge rock outcrop and painted a pale blue rather than the usual white.-Moving forward to the last destination- Gadaladeniya Temple. It is a Buddhist temple with a Hindu extension that is a similar age to the Lankatilake Temple and the Embekka Devale.-As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. Timings: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Time duration: 4 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from KandyNote: -Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 8 people are required to book this tour. 
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 2,750

INR 1,900

Overnight All-inclusive Tea Plantation Adventure in Kandy Best Seller
Overnight All-inclusive Tea Plantation Adventure in Kandy

2D/1N

Kandy

Kandy, a well-known place in the Sri Lankan city imparts great influence of its history as well as religious composition. The location is popularly called as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic that signifies the home of several exceptional museums and iconic spectacles. The spot is perfect for finding peace and provides endless delight to the visitors.About the Activity:The overnight tea plantation adventure in Kandy lets you witness the scenic beauty of tea plantations and grab immense pleasure. The tour is ideal for nature lovers to experience supreme bliss and adventure at the same time by undergoing an overnight plantation tour in a tea and spice plantation. The package is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off and overnight accommodation at Simson’s Forest with all meals. You shall also gather a tea plucking experience with estate workers along with hiking and trekking experiences. You shall also enjoy Candlelight dinner with a glass of wine and champaign breakfast with unlimited cocktail, mocktail, wine and beer (Selected brands) by the glass (11.00 am to 10:00 pm only).  Besides, you receive a 15 minutes foot or head and shoulder massage at the spa and a delightful one-hour high tea experience. The package is inclusive of all taxes, fees and handling charges.Starting/Ending Point:  The package comes with comfortable pick-up and drop off facility to and from your hotel in Sigiriya.Note: Minimum 2 and maximum 4 persons are required to book this activity.
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28 Ratings

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INR 7,500

INR 6,700

James Taylor's Tea Story Tour from Kandy Flat 23% off Best Seller
James Taylor's Tea Story Tour from Kandy Flat 23% off

7H

Kandy

Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate in this 6-hour private tour. Learn about the creation of this historic tea plantation and its founder James Taylor, as you explore his legacy and discover the tea cultivation and production process. All entrance fees, plus water and snacks, are included.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and drive to Taylor Hill- site of the Loolkandura Estate.-Start your visit by learning about the estate’s origins, including its creation by planter James Taylor.-You’ll spend the next several hours visiting the many highlights of the plantation created by Mr. Taylor, including a favorite chair once used by Taylor himself, a statue erected in his honor, and a log cabin the planter once called his home. You’ll also tour the Loolkandura Tea Factory, which still packages tea to this day, and see the weighing stations where the fresh leaves are brought in from the fields for processing.-As the tour concludes, you will dropped-off to your hotel. Timings: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Time duration: 7 hoursStarting/Ending Point:  Your Hotel from Kandy. 
Very Good

29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

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INR 5,900

INR 4,500

Overnight Adventure Camping in Knuckles- Flat 21% off Best Seller
Overnight Adventure Camping in Knuckles- Flat 21% off

2D/1N

Kandy

Get out in Sri Lankan nature and explore the majestic mountains in the Knuckles Range with a private guide. This private trekking tour includes an overnight campsite set up for your and all meals. Walk at your own pace in the company of a private guide and keep your eye out for local bird and plant life species in one of the country's most biologically diverse places.Timings: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm Starting/Ending Point:  Your hotel from KandyNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 10 people are required to book this tour.
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37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 7,000

INR 5,500

Trek to Knuckles Mountain Range Best Seller
Trek to Knuckles Mountain Range

2D/1N

Kandy

The Knuckles Mountain Range implies to a prominent tourist spot, declared as the National Heritage and Wilderness Area by UNESCO. You can carry out a thrilling trekking activity that lets you trespass through beautiful forests and excellent trekking trails, occupied with different climatic zones.About the Activity:The Overnight Hike Knuckles Riverston package provides you with the scope of going through an overnight hike and witness nature wonders of the amazing knuckles mountain range through the Riverston area. Grab the charming scenes of the highlands around along with the foggy mountain of Riverston, the point from where you can observe the entire view of the surrounding countryside, in addition to Thelgamuwa Valley.The package comes with comfortable hotel pickup & drop off facility on a tuktuk along with letting you grab delicious meals, tea with snacks & bottled water. The tour is also accompanied with the assistance of a professional trekking team and standard equipment & first aid officer with a stretcher.  The package is inclusive of all entrance fees and taxes and provides a memorable DVD with all the photos and videos. You shall also be provided with overnight accommodation at a holiday resort.Timings: The package has the duration of 1 night 2 days, where the tour begins at 5.30 am on the first day and ends at 6.30 pm on the second day.Start/End Location: The package comes with convenient pickup and drop off facility to and from your hotel in Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana.Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2.
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 5,400

INR 4,500

Waterfall Trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range Flat 25% off Best Seller
Waterfall Trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range Flat 25% off

13H

Kandy

Experience a side of Sri Lanka other tourists rarely see in this waterfall-trekking tour of Knuckles Mountain Range. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has one of the most adventurous trekking paths in the country. The trek is about 10 KMs both ways. The journey begins and ends with a memorable Tuk Tuk ride which will add value to your adventure.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel via Tuk-Tuk and transferred to the Knuckles mountain range. -As you reach there, you will with your nature guide who will provide a brief description of the route and the hike. And from here, your trekking tour will begin. During this trekking, you will have the opportunity to witness many of these species.-As it gets towards midday, you will stop en route for a hearty picnic lunch and then continue to a hidden waterfall where you will get an opportunity to have a bath in the crystal –albeit slightly chilly – water.-Now its time to climbing down with your guide and meet your TukTuk driver who will take you back to the hotel. Timings: 5:00 am - 6:30 pm Time duration:13.5 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from KandyNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 5,600

INR 4,200

Colombo Airport to Kandy Private Transfer - Flat 22% off Best Seller
Colombo Airport to Kandy Private Transfer - Flat 22% off

3H

Kandy

About the destination:Kandy is one of the major cities of Sri Lanka that is a beautiful amalgamation of panoramic landscapes, rich colonial history and architecture, and the modernity of a 21st-century city. The city has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. They don’t have to worry anymore about expensive multiple transfers and can easily book Colombo airport to Kandy by car.Highlights of Colombo Airport to Kandy Private Transfer:- Plan your travel to the beautiful city of Kandy and leave the last-mile airport transfers to us!- Travel to or from the airport to your hotel without worrying about expensive multiple transfers or public transport with the most reliable and safe travel option, even late at night. - Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned car with a professional English- speaking driver. - Avoid negotiating for taxi costs by booking this fixed price service with no peak time or late night surcharges.Arrival Transfers:- The driver will meet you outside the arrival hall holding a placard with your booking name. - The driver will wait for you for a maximum of 1 hour from your landing time. In case of delays in the flight or at the airport, please check with the driver about his availability. An additional surcharge will be applicable after the waiting time of 1 hour.- In case you are delayed and the waiting time exceeds 2 hours and you don’t contact the driver, the booking will be canceled.- In case you are unable to use the Colombo airport to Kandy by car service due to unforeseen delays, and you inform within 2 hours of landing.Departure Transfers:- Please be present at the hotel lobby or the specified pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.- Please inform the local operator in case you are getting delayed. The driver will wait for you for up to 15 minutes from the scheduled time.- No refund will be issued if you are delayed beyond the pick-up time and the booking will be considered as a “no show”.Note:The car options available are:Sedan (Maximum capacity of 3 persons)SUV (Maximum capacity of 6 persons)
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39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 4,500

INR 3,500

Tour to Remote Jungle Village of Indigenous People, Sri Lanka-flat 22% off Best Seller
Tour to Remote Jungle Village of Indigenous People, Sri Lanka-flat 22% off

11H

Kandy

This full-day tour will provide a chance to explore a remote indigenous jungle village and meet the people who live there, get to know about their traditions, and gain a unique insight into their way of life.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle and drive to Dambana.-Visit Dambana which is a remote jungle village of indigenous people that is situated about 100km from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Visitors to this fascinating village get a chance to meet and chat with the people who live there, learn about their traditions, and gain a unique insight into their way of life.-Further, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and then you will be driven back to your hotel in Kandy.Timings: 6:00 am - 5:30 pm Time duration: 11.5 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from KandyNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 8 people are required to book this tour. 
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 6,600

INR 5,100

Nuwara Eliya Day Trip from Kandy - Flat 15% off Best Seller
Nuwara Eliya Day Trip from Kandy - Flat 15% off

13H

Kandy

Your Kandy to Nuwara Eliya day trip kickstarts from visiting the 88 feet high Buddha statue, Bahiravokanda Vihar Buddha. This place also serves visitors with exquisite views of the entire town. On your way ahead, you will get to witness the tea processing process at Glenloch Tea Factory. From sampling the leaves to enjoying a sip of tea, there are a plethora of activities here that can refuel you for the trip ahead. The next stop will leave you gasping in awe with its surreal landscapes. Yes, you are at one of the highest waterfalls of Sri Lanka called the Ramboda Waterfall. A perfect getaway from the hustling life, Ramboda waterfall is a place straight out of your dreams. Sitting at an altitude of 945 meters above the sea level, this waterfall forms a perfect retreat for trekkers and adventure buffs. As you move ahead to the enticing Gregory Lake in Nuwara Eliya, you will be stunned with the city view on the one side and massive mountains on the other.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and driven to Nuwara Eliya.-As you reach there, visit the Ramboda waterfall. Afterward, visit the Hanuman temple has been built as a presiding deity with five meters tall granite statue of Rama's devoted supporter, Hanuman.-On your way, you will see acres & acres of greenery, tea plantations all around. Step into a tea factory and experience a glimpse of the Ceylon tea making process and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea.-Visit Gregory Lake and then take a lunch break at Calamander Lake Gregory.-After savoring lunch, visit Sri Seetha Amman temple which is a unique temple situated in Nuwara Eliya.-Visit Hakgala Gardens which is one of the most beautiful hill country botanical gardens in Asia. Do a panoramic tour in Nuwara Eliya city including a visit to the Golf Course.-As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. Timings: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Time duration:13 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from KandyNote: -Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 8 people are required to book this tour.
Excellent

30 Ratings

5.0

30 Ratings

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INR 4,900

INR 3,600

The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy Best Seller
The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy

15H

Kandy

Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The spot is ideal for gathering peace and caters immense delight to the visitors.About the Activity:With the last kingdom private day tour in Kandy, you will be able to visit prominent spots of Kandy such as Spice Garden at Mawanella, Tea factory in Giragama, Temple of Tooth Relic, Market Square, Upper Lake Drive, Gem Lapidary, and the Wood Carving Center in Kandy. Since the existence of lush greenery prevails in the location, you will be able to travel through tropical plantations and dense hills. The package also provides with a delicious lunch at Oak-ray restaurant.The package is inclusive of Hotel pick-up and drop off by an air-conditioned vehicle in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Negombo, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa, Beruwala, Bentota, Ahungalla and Waikkal and provides you with a delicious lunch along with chilled beer. You shall also be provided with a professional chauffeur guide and one bottle of water during the tour. Also, the package is inclusive of entrance fees to the sites and all government taxes.Starting Point of the Activity: The tour activity begins with picking you up from your Colombo/Negombo.Timings: The activity package will commence from 6 am and last till 9 pm.Note: Minimum 2 and maximum 8 persons are required to book the package.
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26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 3,900

INR 3,400

Heeloya Village Trekking with Lunch Best Seller
Heeloya Village Trekking with Lunch

10H

Kandy

Heeloya, based in the Kandy district, implies to a peaceful village in Sri Lanka which caters great scope of sightseeing activities, rendering immense peace to the visitors.   The visitors get a chance to witness the typical village culture and the beautiful agricultural composition of the location.About the Activity:The Heeloya Village trekking package lets you grasp the rural culture of Sri Lanka and undergo a fun-filled sightseeing activity. Witness the ancient Sri Lankan village composition and the lifestyle of the local people. You shall be able to observe how the proceedings of hearing a case is made by the village-headman and their ways of paddy cultivation, home gardening, livestock, spice plantations, toddy tapping, handicrafts, bee-keeping, etc.The package comes with comfortable hotel pickup & drop off facility along with letting you grab delicious lunch and refreshments. The tour is also accompanied with the assistance of an experienced and licensed multilingual local guide. The package is inclusive of all government taxes.Timings: The package has a duration of 10 hours, where the tour begins at 6 am and ends at 4 pm.Start/End Location: The package comes with convenient pickup and drop off facility to and from your hotel or residence in Kandy.Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2.
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26 Ratings

4.0

26 Ratings

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INR 2,700

INR 2,200

City Tour in Kandy by Tuk-tuk Best Seller
City Tour in Kandy by Tuk-tuk

7H

Kandy

Kandy City is known for its alluring temples and numerous sightseeing spots and popular as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Learn the history and culture of the Kandyan kingdom with this Tuk-Tuk tour.About the activity:Enjoy a city tour in the last stronghold kingdom of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka where blessed by a cool, calm and soothing climate in Tuk-Tuk. Visit several monuments - the temple of the tooth relic, ride around the lake, Bahirawakanda temple, Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya and ride amongst the streets of Kandy and explore the local markets.You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy by tuk-tuk and visit the Kandy temple at first. Spend some time at ‘Dalada Maligawa’ or the ‘Palace of the sacred tooth relic’ where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined. After that, ride to visit Bahirawakanda temple, a large seated Buddha statue is enshrined here which is visible from anywhere in the city. You will enjoy the incredible views of the Kandy town from here. Stop for lunch at the restaurant and continue your Tuk-Tuk ride to visit flourishing Royal Botanical garden in Peradeniya. Spend some time with varieties of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees and leave for the Kandy market. After the shopping and market visit enjoy the amazing show of Traditional Kandyan Dance. Enjoy drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions in this one-hour show. Meals:Delicious lunch in an outside restaurant will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 11.00 amEndtime: 06.00 pm
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 5,899

INR 4,700

Private Trekking Tour at Hantana Mountain Flat 25% off Best Seller
Private Trekking Tour at Hantana Mountain Flat 25% off

9H

Kandy

Enjoy a relaxing hike up the Hanthana Mountain Range on this guided nature excursion from Kandy. Enjoy a pre-climb breakfast at the foot of the hill, plus a picnic lunch at the top. Tours include a hands-on trekking instructor and hotel pick-up and drop-off by Tuk-Tuk. About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel via tuk-tuk and drive to Hatarekanuwa.-As you reach there, you will meet with your trekking guide who will give you a brief of the hike. Before starting the hike, savor your breakfast at the bottom of the mountain.-Start hiking with your guide and reach the peak. When you reach the top, relax for some time on the top. -Start your hill walk and reach the Hantana No 1. there you can have your packed lunch and do photography while enjoying the surrounding view.-Heading back to Hatarekanuwa and as the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. Timings: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Time duration: 9 hoursStarting/Ending Point:  Your hotel from KandyNote:Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour. 
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 5,100

INR 3,800

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Tour from Kandy - Flat 25% off
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Tour from Kandy - Flat 25% off

8H

Kandy

About the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Day Tour:- You will be picked from your hotel at 8:00 am for a tour to Pinnawala elephant orphanage from Kandy where you can enjoy a daylong adventurous expedition. - Spend a day amid the elephants and explore the largest home of wild Asian elephants in the world. - Behold the large herds of captive elephants roaming around freely, bathing pleasingly, wading slowly, and cuddling each other affectionately.- Relish the fun of watching calves playing with each other happily and rushing here and there aimlessly.- Spend some moments among these elephants and experience the surreal bond between a human and an animal. - Observe the elephants from the closest proximity and capture this breathtaking vista in your digital lens.- Play with elephants, caress them, feed them, click snaps with them, and enjoy watching them bathe in a river. - In your Kandy to Pinnawala elephant orphanage tour, you’ll also get a chance to learn how this orphanage caters elephants, provides them food, and treats the injured ones. - Also, visit Royal Botanical Garden and witness a huge collection of orchids of numerous varieties. At 4:00 pm you will be drop off to your hotelAbout the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:Witnessing a large herd of elephants is not a usual thing. So, if you want to make your day unusual by seeing plenty of elephants, visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage from Kandy. Being the largest home of captive elephants in the world, this orphanage has many wonders to throw your way.  Pinnawala elephant orphanage is not just an orphanage but also a nursery and the captive breeding earth for the Asian elephants. The institution was home to nearly 10,000 elephants in 2011. Since then, the number is increasing only. No wonder why it is because Pinnawala elephant orphanage does a lot for the orphaned elephants. Once you’re there, you yourself can see how institution cares, rescues, and treats the elephants. In this elephant orphanage, you’ll get an opportunity to play with elephants and feed them. You can also delight in the herd of elephants wading, bathing, and cooling them off pleasantly in the riverside.  Before finishing your tour, head to Kandy View Point and capture the breathtaking vista of the entire city from the high above. In the end, take a stroll in Royal Botanical Garden and admire the glory of nature. Opening Hours:Daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm
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23 Ratings

5.0

23 Ratings

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INR 2,200

INR 1,650

Highland tour from Kandy
Highland tour from Kandy

12H

Nuwara Eliya

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.
Superb

36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

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INR 6,124

INR 5,444

Kandy City Tour - Flat 15% off
Kandy City Tour - Flat 15% off

8H

Kandy

About the Kandy Day Tour:- After picked up at 8:00 am from the hotel in Kandy, you will explore the most popular places in Kandy, including Bahirwa Kanda hill which has a massive Buddha statue standing upon it.- Pay a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens and witness the exquisite collection of orchids.- Set off on an adventurous hike to the Udawattakele Forest Reserve and relish the magnificent vistas on the way.- Embark upon a spiritual Kandy city tour by visiting Tooth Relic temple situated in the royal palace complex. This temple has preserved Buddha’s sacred tooth since time unknown.- Head towards Kandy View Point and capture the most panoramic shots with your loved ones.- Take a break from the Kandy day tour and enjoy the scrumptious meals at a well-known restaurant.- Learn about the local delicacies and drinks of the city at Mawanella spice garden and Girigama Tea factory. At 4:00 pm approx. you will be drop off to your hotel.About The Kandy City:Popular as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy City is known for its alluring temples and numerous sightseeing spots. A typical Kandy day tour is a perfect blend of scenic attractions, religious shrines, food joints, and historical monuments. From relaxing in the Royal Botanical Garden to enjoying the city view from the back of Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, there are a wide array of activities that Kandy city tour offers to its visitors. If you wish to delve into the rich history of Kandy, don’t forget to explore the iconic temple of Tooth Relic which has held a tooth of Buddha since ages. On your visit to this temple, you can also soak in the beauty of its nearby Kandy lake. This lake is the most sought-after spot in the city which lures the visitors with its isolated surroundings. Kandy city also encompasses some really popular restaurant which will leave you gaping in awe of its delicious local cuisines. Some of the popular restaurants in this area include The Kandy Garden Cafe, Foodlands, and Licensed To Grill.
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37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 1,165

INR 990

Meemure Camping Package from Kandy - Flat 16% off
Meemure Camping Package from Kandy - Flat 16% off

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Kandy

About the Meemure Camping from Kandy Tour:- Enjoy Meemure Camping in Meemure Village that is surrounded by nature. - This is a two day, one-night expedition. These Meemure camping packages for groups of one-two or three-seven members are all-inclusive. - All the places included in this tour are scenic beauties like Denston area, Corbett gap (World’s end) and Sooriya Arana (Filming location in Sri Lanka) along with seven different waterfalls. - The operator of this tour will provide all camping and trekking equipment. - You will find bliss in exploring Meemure town, and its people, culture & lifestyle. - Taking a dip in the waterfalls is a refreshing experience amidst the pea green forests. - Spend the night revisiting all the wonders of the day as you sit in front of a bonfire and relish a barbeque meal. - Hiking is a part of this activity where you will climb to the top of the Knuckles Mountain ranges. - The cost of all the meals is included in this package. - Pick up and drop facility from Kandy is optional; you can opt for it for comfort. - You will be brought back to the campsite for all meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner. - You do not have to pay any additional charges for the entrance fees wherever applicable. - Experience this marvel of nature along with professional trekkers. - There is an availability of first aid. Insurance is not covered on this trip. - The 2-day itinerary of the meemure camping will be:Day 1:5:00 am - Pick up from your hotel in Kandy9:00 am - Breakfast at campsite10:00 am - World's End tour(Denston and Corbetts Gap)2:00 pm - Lunch at campsite3:00 pm - Visit the waterfalls7:00 pm - back to your camps7:30 pm - Enjoy bonfire with BBQ dinnerOvernight stay at campsDay 2:6:00 am - Had your breakfast at campsite6:30 am - Head for a cultural tour in Meemure village10:00 am - Visit Sooriya Arana, a very famous movie filming place in Sri Lanka2:00 pm - Lunch at campsite4:00 pm - After evening tea you will head to Kandy8:00 pm - Drop off to your hotel in KandyMeet Up Location: Hunnasgiriya Bus point, Meemure Village Note: Transfers services to/from Kandy is Optional.
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Everything was well managed. We have covered all the places mentioned in the iternary and enjoyed adventurous water activities.
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Beautiful Experience at the marvel of nature, Kandy along trekking and camping. Campsite was the best thing about the package
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The journey was mindblowing , we were free to visit any place we wanted in Kandy.
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Car was in a perfectly good condition and i explored each and every corner of Kandy.

People Also Ask About Kandy Things To Do

  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