Kandy Day Tour from Colombo
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - You will then be taken to visit the monumental Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy. Enclosed by a parapet of white stone dating to the beginning of the 19th century, are the city's official religious monuments, the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. The 18th Century BCE temple which is built on a base of granite is associated with the history of the dissemination of Buddhism and is one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community all around the world; it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. A relic belonging to the Lord Buddha is said to be resting within the temple and apart from being heavily guarded, it is deeply venerated by the Buddhist community all across and during the months of July/August aprocession called the Esala Perahera weaves through the streets of the city where one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is taken on display. This casket is carried on a grandly attired royal tusker elephant and the procession includes traditional dancers and drummers, flag bearers of the provinces of the old Kandyan kingdom, the Nilames (lay custodians of temples) wearing their traditional dresses and torch bearers. Explore and understand why the temple is one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community all around the world before you continue your journey.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden, Ganethenna, 27, Hingula 71500 Sri Lanka
Ayurvedic Herbal Spice Garden - On the way, a visit to the Ayurvedic Herbal Spice Garden is a must in order to understand the root of a branch of Science known as Ayurveda. Sri Lanka has been associated with Ayurveda since the 3rd Century BCE and is not only a form of medication but rather a complete way of life to generations of Sri Lankans. The preservation of health and curing a body afflicted by disease are the 2 aims of Ayurveda and is also known to treat many known illnesses treatments of the human body both psychological and physiological and also provide treatment for the general well – being of a person. Most of the Ayurvedic therapies include herb – infused oil therapies and some of the rich assortments of medicinal plants used in the practice of Ayurveda are endemic to Sri Lanka.!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandyan Art Association, No. 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Lunch in Roof top Restaurant in Kandy
Duration: 1 minute
Stop At: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
You can visit the Kandy Lake and Kandy area in Top of the mountain.
Duration: 45 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo (or port pickup)
- Transport by private vehicle
- Bottled water
- Fuel surcharge
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
- Entry/Admission - Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden
- Entry/Admission - Kandyan Art Association
- Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Infant seats available
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Full day of activities. The best way to see Kandy if you have limited time.
Our tour guide Isuru did a great job of showing us Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Kandy City. Isuru picked out interesting attractions on the way to both of these places to keep the long car ride more entertaining. Some of these attractions include the properties of the well known family of Sri Lanka whom the Colombo airport is named for, some exotic fruits and foods being sold or grown near the street, and old historical parts of Sri Lanka, such as the old British steam trains. I wish we could have spent more time in Kandy to explore, but as we visited so many interesting places, time was not on our side. This is a good company to do tours with in Sri Lanka.