Day trip to Sigiriya
The rocks in the area rise to 600 feet and were used to build King Kasyapa's fortress, which is present in ruins.
Location: Rock Front, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Price: Locals can enter the site after they pay Rs50 entrance fee.
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.
Visit The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
The tooth's casing resembles a stupa and is carefully tucked in it.
Location: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Price: Rs 1500
Hike to Alagalla Mountain Range
Location: Boundaries of the Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces in Sri Lanka
Difficulty Level: Moderate
See Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Visitors can even play with the elephants, feed them, get pictures clicked with them and also get a chance to understand how the orphanage caters to these elephants.
Location: B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
Price: Local Ticket Prices
Watch Kandyan Dance Performance
The Kandyan Dance portrays the cultural tradition and rituals of Sri Lanka. The performance like Khomba Kapadiya is based on the movements of birds and animals, and how graceful and enthusiastic they are. This dance also speaks a lot about the legends, and it will keep you gasping for more.
Explore International Buddhist Museum
With these 17 different countries coming together for their exhibits, you may come to know how the tales of Buddhism vary in these countries. There are also some shops at the end of the museum from where you can purchase souvenirs.
Location: Hemamali Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Price: 500 rupees
Boat rides are also available in the lake for you to enjoy the picturesque mountains that stand behind this beauty.
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Not just flowering plants, this garden has an extensive collection of medicinal plants and spices which can be spotted all across the area.
Location: Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Price: Rs. 1500
Explore Ceylon Tea Museum
The ground floor along with the second floor exhibit ancient items of machinery and the first floor includes a hugel library along with an auditorium that includes audio visual presentations. The third floor is entirely dedicated to tea sale outlets, housing some of the finest Sri Lankan teas. Finally the entire top floor is a beautiful tea cafe, from where you can catch a stunning panoramic view of the entire Kandy town through a telescope.
Location: Hantana Rd, Sri Lanka
Price: The price of adult tickets is 800 LKR. The price of child tickets is 400 LKR.
Take a Visit to Spice Garden
When you visit the Spice Garden of Kandy, they will show you the process of cultivation, harvesting, cleaning, and packaging of the 15 different varieties of spices that are cultivated here. They also inform you about the health benefits and what these spices and herbs are used for.
Visit Udawattakele Forest Reserve
Take a trip down to the reserve and you will also get to witness wide varieties of fauna including wild boar, porcupine and more roaming around.
Location: Hill ridge, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Time: 7 AM to 6 PM
Price: 30 Rs
Roam the Streets and City Centre
Your day will easily get concluded while exploring the street of Kandy full of interesting local shops, food stalls selling the local delicacy from Kandy, coconut water and more.
Take Blessings at St.Paul’s Church
If you are looking for a rather peaceful activity to do in Kandy, St.Paul’s Church is not only a visual treat to the eyes but also has an extremely calm and peaceful ambiance.
Location: St. Paul's Church, Deva Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Get a Massage at Ayurveda Wedagedara
The centre provides both wellness treatments as well as Ayurvedic training. There are various packages and multiple message treatments which can be availed with an advance appointment. The ambience is good and a must visit location for relaxation as well as healing.
Location: Rajasinghe Mawatha Kandy