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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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I booked a tour package for Srilanka with Thrillophilia, the itinerary plan is well implemented without cheating which was highly appreciable. It was very valuable for the money we spend...The local operator was helpful right from the beginning and always available when we had any questions or any helps...give proper suggestions whenever required and coming up with proper solutions...The arrangement was top-class like all hotels arranged for us was at a good location with great hospitality, service, and a safe environment...The driver arranged for the tour was well-dressed, well-behaved, punctual, and very helpful throughout our trip...We enjoyed the watersport activity like scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and surfing which gave us an amazing adrenaline rush...the sightseeing of the place was extremely beautiful...lots more we experience on this tour... Would definitely recommend the same to all as well will look forward to more such adventure...we are totally satisfied...keep it up!!! and cheers...
Picked-up from the airport was on time in a good transport along with a good and knowledgable driver, the whole journey was greatly organized by the team, Sri Lanka is really a beautiful place and good for a family trip. Even though we had lots of expectations on this tour but this tour turns out to be and gives us the expereince which is beyond the expectation, we really enjoyed feeding and bathing the elephant, beautiful temple, breathtaking botanical garden, the place is very rich with cultural heritage, we had a great time at the beach and we even indulged in different varieties of watersport activities and don't worry the activities happened with safety measures like sea diving, jet skiing and snorkeling which came with this family package...we had a superb boat ride in Madhu River and many more thing we experienced which was in the package and out of the package...Talking about the accommodation was really good, breakfast came with the package was delicious and the meals we ordered were in a traditional style which was really good at a good price... The transfers of the whole tour were absolutely excellent... All-in-all, the tour goes so well...Worth recommending tour.
Excellent place to relax and unwind with your loved once on a holiday!!! We had great communication with the team throughout the trip in which we do not face any single problem at all throughout the whole tour the team was polite and patient always and gave us great service by 24/7... On the arrival at the airport, the Thrillophilia representative already waited for us and also gave the place sim card and it was good though with a good signal which clearly I can have a word with my family back home... The documentation process was hassle-free... The accommodation was very good the hotel they choose was the best hotel in the city with excellent service and hospitalities... The meals they provided were really delicious with good quality... We visited the Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic, and yes, at Bentota we had great fun there with beaches activities, swimming, watersport, sun-bathing, and with lots of photos opportunity... Definitely we have a great city tour ( Colombo ) we covered all the historical sites, did shopping, and tries the traditional dishes of the place seafood were mouth-watering and incredibly delicious... This is a complete package one can ask for.
I just loved everything on this tour. The driver waited for us at the airport on time with a nice and clean vehicle, our driver was friendly, informative and knowledgable about the place as well spoke good English which we had an easy conversation throughout the tour, All sightseeing was scheduled on time, the hotels provided to us was very good and comfortable, the breakfast was really good though, I'm so happy with the place and the service. We were very thankful to booking platform Thrillophilia and our local operator for making this trip lifetime memory...Keep it up!!! Twice Thumbs-UP...
It was a very pleasant trip from Kerala to Srilanka. All expectations met, Everything in this trip went so well without any hassle...Our driver was professional, polite, prompt, and comfortable with all our movement...All our requirement has been arranged accordingly since the very beginning of the trip. Each and every place we visited was already planned in advance and the selected places were just so "AWESOME" which I can't choose which was the best as all were breathtaking and gave us different and special moments in our hearts...Many pictures we took at each...All-over This long tour was excellent and worthwhile...
The environment and surroundings of the places are awesome and worth visiting. We loved the whole itinerary and its execution and the team was also friendly enough.
Amazing, all the spots were beautiful, the boat is nice. Snorkeling was great too. Overall it was an amazing tour.
The best family trip we had, The tour went smoothly as we expected, so well-organized that we didn't have any kids of a problem at all. Each attraction's arrival was impressive, we really had an amazing time in a fun activity, the locals over there was very interacting with the tourists, we bought souvenirs, we tasted the famous dishes of the place, Nice hotel, comfortable transport, on-time picked-up, and dropped-off... The tour guide was very informative and communicative...This is it.....
I liked this tour...We enjoyed the attractions of the place as mentioned at the itinerary of the company website...The selection of the place we visit, hotels and transport were absolutely super duper great...The driver who was our guide was attentive and try the best to satisfy the traveler...due to the driver's hard works and nice communication we had, we were able to cover all the attraction with hassle-free...Great deal with Thrillphilia will be back with your company on the next-tour...
Using Thrillophilia for the first time and the team plans our best vacation for 7-days in Sri Lanka that's without any hassle, and it turns out to be a fantastic experience from the beginning to the end...We got picked up from the airport on-time by the professional driver, the team who helps out us the entire trip was responsive, and communicative throughout the trip...The hotel we stayed it was well-maintained with amazing hospitalities and services along they served us with delicious breakfast every morning...The sightseeing-spots we covered were all the major highlights of the place our highlights of the trips were the visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and thrilling and fun at Bentota beach, and as well amazing city tour ( Colombo )...I will definitely be checking in with you when we are getting ready to go on our next-international trip to a new-destination

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

    Here is the list of best adventure activities to do 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.

  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

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