Visit Kandy in a day tour from Negombo
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Visit Kandy in a day tour from Negombo

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Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth shelters Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic, the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. The complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums. During Buddhist prayers, the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. The sacred tooth is kept in a gold casket shaped like a stupa, which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of decreasing size.
The legend of the tooth began in 313AD, when it was smuggled into Sri Lanka, the relic was hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamala as she fled from rivals who were encircling her father’s Kingdom in India. In Sri Lanka, it was placed on a gold lotus flower, and enshrined inside a jeweled casket fronted by two large elephant tasks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka

Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya is the site of the world-famous National Herbarium and sanctuary for over 4000 plant species, this historic garden, established in 1821, covers 147 acres in the old royal capital of Kandy. This popular public park is bordered on one side by the University Of Peradeniya and on the other by the Mahaweli River.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

The lake is artificial and was created in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy. Several minor local chiefs protested because their people objected to labouring on the project. In order to stop the protests they were put to death on stakes in the lake bed. The central island was used as Sri Wickrama Rajasinha’s personal harem. Later the British used it as an ammunition store and added the fortress-style parapet around the perimeter. On the south shore, in front of the Malwatte Maha Vihara, the circular enclosure is the monks’ bathhouse.

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Included
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets to the garden and temple
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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