Kandy is known as the last capital of the prehistoric era at the time kings were in power. It holds historical importance while renowned for sacred Buddhists sites of Sri Lanka. Kandy’s geographical position differs from other lowland areas due to its position on the plateau in the Central province of Sri Lanka – Which is why it is called the hill country. The rugged countryside of Kandy is famous for mainly tea plantation and rising mountains. Being a biodiverse spot, Kandy has a tropical climate throughout the year and ideal for a Kandy day tour.
The highland is covered by several mountain ranges like knuckles, Hanthana and layers of dense rainforests. Most of the mountain ranges are at an elevation of 500 meters above the sea level, which gives an excellent viewpoint to the city. The city area encompasses a touch of cultural, historical and modern set-up. Among them, Kandy market, the temple of the tooth, Peradeniya botanical gardens, Kandy cultural club, museum and spice garden are the most exciting places to see in Kandy.
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This tour can be customized to your requirements. If you want to make any additional stops, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.
If departing from Kandy, 8.00 a.m should be ideal to have enough time for a day tour of Kandy.
Airport – Colombo – Galle – Airport
It is time to relax your body and soul after a long drive to Kandy. So, why not start your journey from the temple of sacred tooth relic? A place where you will find inner peace and composure. This world heritage site is placed in the royal palace complex in the city of Kandy. Sheltering the relic of the tooth of the Buddha, it is the most important and most visited Buddhist temple in Kandy. Visitors are welcome to take part in daily rituals held in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Wherever you are in Kandy, there you find spices. You may even come across the strong smell of spices while passing by markets and restaurants in Kandy - The heaven on earth for spices. Visit the spice garden in Kandy to see where they are grown and learn their qualities. You may find it useful to learn about the spices, as the English speaking guide will demonstrate every single detail of spices and herbs. Don’t forget to buy some freshly packed spice packs from their shop, which make special gifts.
Not everyone will get the rarest opportunity of witnessing an active elephant breeding point. Luckily, you will get that chance at the Kandy day tour. The main goal of this place is to act as an orphanage, nursery and a restricted breeding point for the stranded elephants of the Pinnawala village. Situated halfway ahead Colombo and Kandy, Pinnawala elephant orphanage has the highest captive elephant density in the world. Elephants from three generations, a total of 96 can be seen at Pinnawala. Travellers can see the daily routines of them like elephant feeding, bottle-feeding young elephants and bathing in the waters of Ma Oya River.
There is something so special about Sri Lankan tea – aromatic, natural and just off from the plantation. Walk through the tea plantation dotted by female tea pluckers who are picking the tea buds artistically. Visit the tea factory in Kandy; realize the process of tea making from farm to shelf.
At the end of the tour in Kandy, our chauffeur will pick you from the tour end point and drive you to the accommodation.
Meet Kandy’s attractions one after the other. The Kandy day tour can be directed at your ease in the morning or evening. Be prepared for the pickup from your accommodation and drive to Kandy. Travelers will be visiting the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Kandy spice garden, the temple of the sacred tooth relic also called Sri Dalada Maligawa and tea factory.