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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.

Popular Packages

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The Hill Country Tour in a Charter Plane 2D 1N ₹ 27149 4.0 star View Details
Kalpitiya Luxury Beach Camp in Sri Lanka 2D 1N ₹ 27489 4.0 star View Details
4 Days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour on a Budget - Flat 25% off 4D 3N ₹ 17500 4.0 star View Details
6 Days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour with Water Sports - Flat 24% off 6D 5N ₹ 29000 5.0 star View Details
Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour: the Romantic Getaway 5D 4N ₹ 45000 4.0 star View Details
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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 th...

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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...

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    About the Tour:Get a chance to experience the best of Sri Lanka with our 3 nights and 4 days honeymoon tour package. Kick start your married life with a romantic beginning. We offer a guided tour of the most famous cities on in the country like Nuwara Eliya, Bentota and ...

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    About the tour:This 5 nights, 6 days Sri Lanka honeymoon package lets you into the amazing natural vistas, which are one of a kind in the world. In this tour, you will be visiting some of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka. Your first stop will be the romantic c...

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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...

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    About the Tour:The tour starts on your arrival in Colombo with a visit to the unique Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This is a great place to see how the country cares for its elephants and rehabilitates them. Next, you will visit Kandy, which is one of the most beautif...

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    About the tour:Begin your married life in a romantic way with this 4 Nights 5 days Sri Lanka honeymoon package. It covers the four most famous tourist destinations in the country - Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, and Colombo. We will be covering a wide array of hotspot...

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Attractions

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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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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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Commonwealth War Cemetery

This cemetery is maintained and served by the commonwealth war commission office. This graveyard is a humble reminder of those brave hearts of the country who sacrificed their lives protecting the nation’s honour during the World War II. The cemetery is beautifully kept and has over 190 tombs. Apparently, this place was initially known as Pitakande Military Cemetery and was owned by the Military authorities until it was taken over by the war Commission.

It is also noted that Army Graves from over 10 burial grounds have been transferred to this cemetery till 1958.  There are 6 commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka, but the Kandy War Cemetery is considered the best amongst all because of its stunning landscape and well kept land.



Highlights: The Kandy Botanical garden Location: Deveni Rajasinghe, Kandy

Price: No entry fee; the place is run by donation

Timings: 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 6 pm



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Royal Palace of Kandy

The Royal palace of the Kandyan Kingdom is the last reminiscence of the reigning King of Kandayan, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. The palace dates back to the 14th century, yet witnessing the glory and glamour of the kingdom is stupendous. The Palace has seen scars from many wars and tremors of foreign invaders like the Portuguese.

The Royal court, another architectural capture has confronted many meetings formed by the king and it is here that the end of Kandyan Kingdom convention was signed.
The temple of Tooth contributes maximum attraction to the tourists. Even though, the original palace walls have been burnt and rebuilt, the interiors remain the same.




Highlights: Dalada Maligawa - Temple of Tooth (relic of Buddha’s Tooth), Royal Court (Magul Maduwa), Queen’s Bathing pavilion – Ulpange and the Royal gardens inside the Palace gates

 Location: Sri Dalads Veediya

 Kandy Price: Rs 100 per head Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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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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Ceylon Tea Museum

Located at Hantane, the 1925 vintage Ceylon Tea Museum is one of the important attractions of the hill country, Kandy in Sri Lanka. The Tea Museum is a building of four floors where from ground floor to second floor it’s all old machineries, library and auditorium. For purchasing lip smacking variety and flavors of Sri Lankan tea one must visit the third floor which is sales unit. The fourth floor comprises of a magnificent restaurant where one can enjoy a free cup and the captivating and breathtaking surrounding view of the hill country from the top. One can visualize Matale Range and Kunckles Range through a telescope positioned here. From the top it’s an encircling view of green landscape comprising tea plantations of myriad types.

 Location: Hantane Road, Kandy



 Best Time: Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30am to 4: 30pm

Price: 1070LKR for adults and 428LKR for child.(approx)
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Wales Park

For that perfect fun time along with your family and friends Wales Park is the best option for you while you are visiting Sri Lanka. For your bucket list this is another best places to visit in Sri Lanka. Situated at the top of a small hill this park overlooks the Kandy Lake, this park is known for its majestic view. This park is also known as The Royal Palace Park.

Highlights: There is one Japanese field gun in the park which was captured by the British 14th Army in Burma during World War II and presented to the city of Kandy by Lord Mountbatten.

Location: The Wales Park is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Price: The approximate price for the entry is 219 LKR.

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Traveller Tales From Kandy

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Chidaatma Asan

08 July 2019

Everything was well managed. We have covered all the places mentioned in the iternary and enjoyed adventurous water activities.

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Adhrit Khan

08 July 2019

Everything was well managed. We have covered all the places mentioned in the iternary and enjoyed adventurous water activities.

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Rajendra Reddy

08 July 2019

All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned

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Bhilangana Gowda

08 July 2019

Amazing Tour! I don't think we have missed any architecture, spiritual and fun sites of Sri Lanka.

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Aagney Banerjee

08 July 2019

All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned

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Tanushri Kakkar

08 July 2019

Amazing Tour! I don't think we have missed any architecture, spiritual and fun sites of Sri Lanka.

What You Should Know More About Tours in Kandy

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.