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Kandy Tour Packages

Hidden away amid green hills at the heart of the island, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second city and undisputed cultural capital of the island. Home to the Temple of the Tooth, the country’s most important religious shrine and other tourist places in Kandy. Esala Perahera, its most exuberant festival is the most prefered time for tourists coming in exciting Kandy tour packages . The last independent bastion of the Sinhalese has  its own unique customs and culture which live on today in the city’s unique music, dance and architecture. The city maintains a somewhat aristocratic air, with its graceful old Kandyan and colonial buildings, scenic highland setting and pleasantly temperate climate. And although modern Kandy tour packages has begun to grow considerably, the breathtaking view of the surrounding hills and the lake at its centre ensure that the city hasn’t yet overwhelmed its scenic setting, and preserves at its heart a modest grid of narrow, low-rise streets which, despite the crowds of people and traffic, retains a surprisingly small-town atmosphere.

Some days Kandy’s skies seem perpetually bruised, with stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding the city’s beautiful centrepiece lake with best places to stay in Kandy being around the locality. Delicate hill-country breezes impel the mist to gently part, revealing colourful houses amid Kandy’s improbable forested halo. In the centre of town, three-wheelers careen around slippery corners, raising a soft spray that threatens the silk saris worn by local women. The city of imposing colonial-era and Kandyan architecture, none more impressive than the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of Buddhism's most sacred shrines.

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    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island with Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic landscape of Kandy, a picturesque town of the island as you soar with us on a journey to remember. This scenic flight will give you 20 minutes of surreal bliss, covering the places of Kandy.

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    Nuwara Eliya
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    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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    Kandy
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    About the Activity: Indulge in an enthralling Kandy day tour, have a sight at the major tourist spots in Kandy to know more about Srilanka.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 5 AM and start your amazing journey.Begin your excursion with a visit to pineapple and herbal garden followed by a visit to famous tea factory and witnessing the entire process of tea packing.Aftermath, make a visit to the elephant orphanage, and delight in the company of these beautiful creatures that are well looked after in this compound.Enjoy an elephant ride, post this, visit botanical garden and temple of tooth.Take a trip to gems and jewellery factory where you can witness creation of beautiful masterpieces.During the trip, also acquaint yourself about the bathik on silk with this amazing day trip to Kandy.End your trip at around 5 PM in the evening and head back to your hotels in your private vehicle.

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    Kandy
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    About the Activity: This highland tour from Pinnawala to Kandy begins as you get picked up from your respective hotel in Colombo at around 6 AMProceed towards the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you can see elephants being bathed and fed and acquaint yourself with the lifestyle of these majestic creatures.Aftermath, proceed towards Kandy and visit the famous Tooth Relic Temple and see the hilly regions of Sri LankaDuring your trip in Kandy, also visit Gadaladeniya Temple, Lankathilaka Viharaya, Embekka Devale and Peradeniya BotanicalEnd your amazing highland exploration tour of Sri Lanka at around 5 PM in the evening by getting dropped off to your hotels. 

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    Kandy
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    About the Activity:Travel from Colombo to Kandy on a 25 min luxury air charter over the lush green mountains and tiered paddy lands of Sri Lanka.Upon reaching Kandy’s Polgolla Reservoir you will be transfered to your hotels and your afternoon will include a visit to the Temple of the Tooth and the Kandy Lake and an overnight stay in Cinnamon Citadel.The next day starts with a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. After the tour you would be transfered to the Kandy Polgolla airport for your flight back to the Colombo.

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    Kalpitiya
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    About the Activity:Turtle point lodge and diving camp is situated near the small fishing village of Kandakuliya on the west coast of the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka.The lodge is a true escape from modern-day civilisation as guests can enjoy the romanticism of using oil lamps instead of electricity. After your arrival at the campsite, start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast and indulge in the bird watching activity as you enjoy the meal.Aftermath, embark on a short hiking amidst the dense and beautiful forest and explore the same.In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in the magical setting, followed by some fun filled activities and relaxation.In the night, carve your hunger with the five course dinner with beer and alcohol amidst the heart warming setting where the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. The next day, head back to your home with lots of memories, after a delicious breakfast. 

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    About the Activity:Just married? Planning for the best international honeymoon tours? Then check this out. A wonderful package tied up for honeymoon couples in a quintessential land, Sri Lanka.On this 5 day tour, you will get to spend a quality time with your better half; adventure as well as fun activities, sightseeing tour, heritage tour and what not.Basically, you will be getting a detailed itinerary to explore the mainlands of Sri Lanka starting from Colombo to Mirissa.The trip is perfectly woven with in land and off land activities; covering the famous beaches, historically important places and natural extravaganzas.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of pick-up and drop-off.

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Attractions

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Kandy View Point

The mesmerizing view point is located on the Rajapihilla Mawatha and is ranked 5th out of 105 tourist attractions in Kandy. The place is located near the Kandy Lake and is enclosed in breathtaking landscapes of mountains and meadows. From the city, you have to take the Rajapihilla Mawatha Route, after which a 1 km steep climb will guide you to the view point. You can also hire a tuk-tuk to reach the top.The panoramic view that you would get to see is worth the pain of the ascent. The entire Kandy town lies ahead of your eye, and from the top, you can also spot the Kandy lake and Dalada Maligawa.



Highlights
: Panoramic view of the city, souvenir shops, art galleries

Location: Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy

Timings: Anytime during the day.

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Take a Walk around Kandy Lake

One of the greatest attraction and a must do for the visitors of the hill country, Kandy, is to take a walking tour around Kandy Lake which dominates the heavenly location with its cascading beauty. A silent stroll especially during the sunset time, enjoying the sounds of nature is a splendid way of coming close to Mother Earth and devouring the blissfulness. Being based next to Temple of the Tooth this is an artificial lake built in 1807 by the Royal King of Sri Lanka.

The whole walk is around 2.1 mile and consists of enchanting scenic splendor covered with several rest zones where one can sit and enjoy the harmony and serene beauty of the Temple and the lake. In the midst of the lake there is a small island with palm trees making the lake look more eye arresting.

 

 Location: Heart of the city, Kandy
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Tea Estate Trails

Waking up early in the morning and being served the finest bed tea by the butler will be a delight in itself. The tea planter will take you through the entire tea making process starting from the fields where the tea was first plucked and then taken to the factory where all the conversions take place. The tea trails will take you to the colonial era time. The afternoon cream tea is something to truly relish. The nearby places are an appropriate place to walk, cycle and biking.




Location:
 Close to Hatton, near Bogawantawala valley.

Highlights
: Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka which is a must watch.

Best Time:
December to April.

Price: The approximate price ranges from 484 LKR to 1626 LKR.

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British Garrison Cemetery

This striking European style graveyard has many stories to tell of the young souls who died during the British Colonisation of SriLanka.  The most heartfelt part of this beautiful old churchyard is the 163 graves of young men, women, and children that take us back to time immemorial. Most of the tombs have inscriptions written on the lives of these good souls (few brave soldiers, many infants, and land owners).The cemetery was established in 1817 and today is being nurtured by a Caretaker, Charles Carmichael.



Highlights:
Shadowed by trees and overlooking a gorgeous lake, this place is completely sound free. Charles, who also acts as a guide, tours you through the entire cemetery and narrates each life of the rested bodies quite fascinatingly.

Location: Few meters uphill from the National Museum, Kandy.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day
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International Buddhist Museum

Located close to the Temple of the Tooth, inside the royal palace complex, The International Buddhist Museum is a complete knowledge base and a showcase of the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. There are separate rooms dedicated to different countries illustrating Buddhism in that location. There are photographs, models and gigantic statues which portray the spread and influence of Buddhism on people in various places.



Location
: Close to Temple of Tooth, Kandy

Highlights: 
To get a better knowledge about the spread of Buddhism displayed here one can opt for a free audio guide which is available at the ticket counter or can opt for a tourist guide at 1070LKR who explains the whole location. Do wear covered clothes from shoulder to toe and remove the shoes. There’s an elevator in the Museum which allows disabled visitors to access the Museum. 

Time
: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 1070 LKR per adult
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Millenium Elephant Foundation

MEF is an estate as vast as 15 acres and is dwelling to countless of majestic elephants. The name of the estate, Samragiri has been inherited from the Samarasinghe family who have lived here for many generations. It is the only foundation where visitors are allowed to ride elephants bare back and interact with them with safety measures in the form of a educational tour. The foundation also provides a special Elephant Walk where you would be taken a 30 minute walk along with the animal.

MEF has charity trusts for the welfare of these humble animals.

Highlights: One hour educational walk and a tour of the museum, personally bathing the elephants, exotic walk on the grounds of the estate with an elephant, entry to Maximus Dung Paper factory.



Price: 2000LKR for foreigners and 100 LKR

Location: Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle

Timings: 8:30 am to 4 pm, all days
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Spice Garden

Spice Gardens forms a key attraction of Sri Lanka. The country is famous across the globe for its rare collection of herbs and spices. The key attraction of this location is to explore the popular as well as the rarest herbs being sown and processed in the most exquisite manner. Herbs those are common in a household like Turmeric, Pepper Corns, Cloves, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Aloe Vera, etc are being processed here. The best part of visiting the Spice Garden in Kandy is to gather knowledge about the herbs, their growth process, their benefits and usefulness in Human life. The natural environment and serene beauty of the Garden is one of the mesmerizing experiences for every traveler. Away from the hustle of city life, this is a complete contrast of environment.



Located: Located at the Hill capital, Kandy this is close to Botanical Garden

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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

This place showcases a breathtaking view of the entire Kandy town. The 88ft high statue of Buddha is something one should not miss while in Kandy. The white statue can be seen from any part of the Peradeniya city as it is strategically located on top of the Bahirava Kanda (devil’s) hill. You can either climb the steps to reach the viewpoint or else hire a tuk-tuk to do so. The beauty of the statue doubles during the night when it is lit by lamps. Best hour to visit this place is early morning or after sunset.



Highlights:
Panoramic view of the city down, including a view of the lake, tea factory, and football stadium; gallery that has artefacts based on life of Buddha; a souvenir shop which has lovely goodies at a much friendlier price

Location: Peradeniya, Kandy.

Price: Approximate price starts from 200 LKR.

Timings: Open 24 hours a day.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Kandy

  • Which are the top shopping tours in Kandy?

    Kandy is one of the best places to go shopping. It has a massive shopping mall full of high-class boutiques, several street markets where you can buy fresh fruits, and local shops selling original and high quality batik.

    •       Kandyan Art Association and Kandyan Cultural Centre:It is where you should head to buy local handicrafts such as wood Carvings, traditional Sri Lankan masks, stoneware, batiks, curios, silverware, brassware, paintings, antiques, handcrafted ornaments and jewelry
    •       Kandy City Centre: It is a huge ten storied shopping complex near Temple of Tooth.If you are looking to shop brands then this is the place you must head to for all your shopping needs.
    •       Waruna Antiques: It is one place where you will find interesting and valuable artifacts that you can take home as souvenirs for memories and your loved ones.

  • What are the best areas for a food tour in Kandy?

    Sri Lanka is a great food destination for vegetarians, with a large amount of the nation's favourite dishes meat free like vegetable curries, hoppers, string hoppers, vegetable rotti and, of course, the incredible selection of fruit on offer.

    A few must visit areas include:

    •       Kandy Muslim Hotel: Despite its title, the Muslim Hotel is not a hotel at all, but a small and lively eatery offering the best of traditional and hearty Sri Lankan cuisine for about INR 300-500 (USD 5-7) per person.
    •       Helga’s Folly: Located in the hills of peaceful and serene Kandy city, the kitschy and quirky boutique hotel Helga’s Folly is unique and serves some local authentic cuisine for about INR 800-1000 (USD 12-15) per person per meal.
    •       Kandy Garden Cafe: This tiny garden cafe serves the best Fast food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options and is a local favourite. Meal here is very cheap and will cost you about INR 250-500 (UD 3-5) only per person.

  • What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Kandy?

    Kandy is a perfect city to visit if you want to indulge yourself in the beautiful nature and culture Sri Lanka has to offer.

    •       Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage: Pinnawala is the place where abandoned elephants are raised and is a tourist attraction. Open from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. It costs only about INR 100 (USD 1.5) per person.
    •       Temple of Tooth Relic: World Buddhist Museum, Audience Hall, Alut Maligawa is a newer shrine to the rear of the temple with statues of Buddha donated by Thai devotees comprise the Temple of Tooth Relic and is a must visit for all the tourists which is open from 8 AM to 5 PM.
    •       Kandy Lake: Temple of Tooth Relic, boat rides in the lake, bird sightings, lizard monitoring, and tortoise spotting are all a part of the Kandy Lake. Coming here you are sure to have an amazing time. It is opened by from 7 AM to evening 7 PM.

  • Which are the best pilgrimage tours in Kandy?

    Sri Lanka is known for its rich Buddhist culture and history and offers many places of religious and historic significance.

    •       Anuradhapura: A central Buddhist city, holding many Temples and Stupa. The city offers pilgrims a religious experience.
    •       Temple of Tooth Relic: Known as Dalda Maligawa is located in the city of Kandy. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites and houses the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. Daily rituals are performed three times a day-at 4.30 AM, 10.30 AM and 6.30 PM.
    •       Kataragama: A popular place of pilgrimage for the Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and indigenous Vedda communities of Sri Lanka and South India. The god Muruga is the main deity.

  • Which are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Kandy?

    Sri Lanka, a beautiful country filled with rich natural resources, charming landscape, beautiful architecture, stunning wildlife and many more.

    •       Bentota: It is a perfect beach destination for newlyweds. This is where the river Bentota Ganga and the sea merge into an exotic lagoon, a beautiful union perfect for an intimate time.
    •       Mirissa: One of the most romantic honeymoon places in Sri Lanka, dubbed as a tropical paradise, this crescent shaped secluded beach affords the tranquility and seclusion that honeymooners often seek.

  • Which are the best cultural experiences in Kandy?

    Despite a long history of invasion by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, the strong cultural legacy lives on in Kandy with its generous offering of dance, music, museums and temples.

    •       Temple of the Tooth:The Buddha’s tooth was said to have been pulled out of the funeral pyre more than 2,500 years ago and eventually made its way to Sri Lanka. This place holds a lot of cultural importance of Kandy.
    •       Royal Palace and Museums: At the Royal Palace, the objects on display are only part of the attraction as the ornate architecture of the large complex itself is well worth a long look to get an insight into Kandy’s culture.
    •       Sigiriya: Sigiriya, a fifth century AD fortress and a water garden displays some of the most futuristic elements of landscaping and some of the oldest murals recorded in the country promising a view into Kandy’s culture and heritage.

  • What are the best wildlife tours in Kandy?

    There are so many thrilling wildlife safaris you could choose from, and you will find that most are suitable for families. You'll see a lot of elephants and birds, be able to take lots of photographs, as well as experience our unique ever smiling mix of people and cultures.

    •       Yala Park: It is the 2nd largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka. The climate here is semi-arid with vast dry woodlands and open patches of grasslands and is divided into five blocks and offers amazing wildlife safari tours.
    •       Udawalawe National Park: It is known for its elephants. Loads of species of elephants can be seen in close quarters. A short drive from the Temple of Tooth, Kandy, the Udawatta Forest is truly a sanctuary. No cycling only walking. There is a small charge of INR 30 (USD 1.5) per adult.

  • What are the best heritage tours in Kandy?

    Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s richest treasure troves of both natural and man-made wonders. Royal and sacred cities, colonial strongholds, temple caves and virgin forests with no fewer than seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka declared and listed by UNESCO.

    •       The Sigiriya Rock Fortress: The legendary sky citadel of Sigiriya is located a short 15-minute drive away from the hotel. The majestic rock with its series of moats, ramparts and water gardens rises 200m above sea level and a pair of giant stone lion’s paws still remain at the entrance of the stairway, which leads to the rock’s summit.
    •       The ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa: After an early breakfast at the hotel, you can opt to embark on an excursion to explore the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

  • Where can I go on scenic airplane tours of Kandy?

    Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka is only offered by Cinnamon Air. It gives you 20 minutes of surreal bliss, covering the cities and towns of Colombo, Kandy and Sigiriya.

    •       Explore the grandeur and glory of the ancient city of Kandy and admire the surreal beauty of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Maduru Oya, Victoria, Galaha and Peradeniya as you take a journey to remember with Cinnamon Air.
    •       One of the most beautiful ancient treasures of the island is the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which you will be able to admire from above as you take a scenic flight that covers Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla, Giritale, Hingurakgoda, Gal Oya and Habarana.

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