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ONE DAY EXCURSION TO KANDY

ONE DAY EXCURSION TO KANDY

Kandy and Peradeniya Botanical Garden Day Tour

Take a journey from Colombo to historical city of Kandy via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and come back to

Colombo in the evening. Visit famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. This is an essential day trip when

holidaying in Sri Lanka. Kandy drive will take only one hour and we recommend you to have your lunch in Kandy

city, our driver will recommend you few good restaurants in Kandy city. After lunch you can visit the Temple of

Tooth Relic followed by Kandy museum visit and a leisurely walk by the Kandy Lake. At about 5 pm we will start

the return ward journey which takes 3 ½ hours to reach Colombo.

Visiting Kandy during day tour of Kandy – Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka that is known

for its scenic beauty and rich cultural value. Spread over an area of around 1940 square kilometres, it is counted

amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The city promises a number of tourist attractions that include the Old Royal

Palace and the famous Temple of Tooth. The latter consists of the sacred relic of Buddha’s tooth because of which

Kandy is regarded as one of the most sacred places by Buddhists. Other holy spots in Kandy include the Gadaladeniya

Temple and the Lankathilaka Temple.

Kandy offers an exciting shopping experience with souvenirs ranging from precious stones and handmade laces to stone

and wooden carvings. If you visit the city in the month of August, you can get a taste of Kandy Esala Perahera, an

annual ritual of the Sacred Tooth Temple. Thus, your vacation can be an enriching and cultural uplifting one if you choose

this sacred and beautiful city.

Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden during day tour of Kandy - Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest

of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn't be better located. In the Mediterranean climate

of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly

bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya

is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo and another 6km over the Peradeniya Bridge and you are at Kandy, home to the

sacred Temple of Tooth.

Typical Itinerary

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Kandy – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. The groundwork for a botanical garden was formed by Alexander Moon in 1821 
  • during British colonial period. He used the garden for coffee and cinnamon plants. The garden includes more than 4000 
  • species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy where Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth relic calls home. Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic 
  • is most sacred and venerated temple in Sri Lanka and is a must when visiting Sri Lanka.
  • Transfer to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive

For a car or minivan (maximum 6 passengers) US$ 160

Rate includes,

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable
  • All taxes

Rate exclude,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist site guide’s fee

Places of visit during this trip

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic

 

 We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

For further assistance please contact Cyril

Email: [email protected]


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