Half Day Kandy City Tour by Bus
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Half Day Kandy City Tour by Bus

4 h
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Stop At: Kandy View Point, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

You will be starting your tour at 9:00 am from your hotel in Kandy. A vehicle with your chauffeur guide will pick you up. Be ready for a hot day with lots of walking involved.

Your first stop will be the outer precinct of the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic. While the temple itself is famous, the surrounding precinct is severely underestimated and unexplored by travelers. One of the most important things to remember is that the Temple itself was placed within the refurbished former Royal Palace of the Kandyan Kingdom. A number of other important structures, such as the Audience Chamber, were also located around this main structure. You will get to see them as part of this tour.

Next, you will be visiting the National Museum with its wealth of over 5000 artifacts collected from digs and finds around the area. It will be quite interesting to view these and listen to your guide to explain the stories behind some of the key artifacts. Next, you will be taking a walk into the woods near Kandy Lake, where you will find an old abandoned cemetery. This is the British Garrison Cemetery. Two centuries ago, in 1817, the British colonials captured Kandy after a hard-fought battle. They lost many soldiers and had them buried in this cemetery. You can walk around this cemetery reading the epitaphs on the tombstones.

After this, you will be walking back down to Kandy Lake. This lake was artificially created by Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, who proved to be the last king of Kandy. He built it on the blood and bones of those of his subjects who objected the creation of the lake on their farming lands. Ironically, this lake came to be called the ‘Sea of Milk’. Regardless of its bloodstained history, Kandy Lake is an extremely picturesque place and you will have a boat ride on it.

Next, you will drive to Peradeniya University. Along the way, you will have stopped by Hindu Temples and other important locations for a brief look. The university is hailed as one of the most beautiful in the Asian continent. Then you will visit the Agro Technology Park in Gannoruwa. There are some many colorful plants and agricultural designs here, making it very picturesque.

You will finish off with a visit to a Handicrafts store and workshop. There will be much to see how these handicrafts are made and you can purchase some souvenirs. After this, you will be driven back to your hotel - ending your tour by 1:00 pm.

Duration: 4 hours

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  • Open Deck tour as per Itinerary
  • All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • 500 ml bottle of mineral water
  • Live commentary in English by professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy View Point
Not included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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