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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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    "Dear Cyril, Here are some photos for you as we promised, and also little gift to you. Here is some photos of elephant boy which we were took on elephant ride. Please give to them when you go to Habarana again. We are very grateful to you for your services that you have done to make our holiday in this beautiful country. Still we are thinking over our nice trip with you. It was fantastic, really! Here in Holland, life is normal again. Greeting for your wife and daughter too. George and Cala ..." George and Cala

    "Hello, We had 2 weeks exploring Sri Lanka and for most of that time Cyril drove for usto various towns, sites of interest. Cyril wsa a very pleasant chauffeur. Always prompt and greeted us with a smile. He was well informed about the sites we visited and pointed out many interesting historical buildings en-route. We had a great 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and Cyril's plesant and helpful nature contributed to this briliant holiday. Thank Cyril Sara and Steve from Birmingham, England" Sara and Steve

    "Dear Cyril, Thank you very much for wonderful holiday. Your attention to detail and care of your clients is extraordinary. We certainly hope to cross paths again and we will recommonding you to all of our friends and to family too. Many thanks again.     Paul nad Machelle Brisbane, Australia. Visited during 10/10/2012 - 26/10/2012" Mr. Paul and Mrs. Machelle from Australia

    "Dear Cyril, Thanks for taking care of the Dr.Sethukavalar and his wife very well. They were indeed very happy for all the care you have shown during your tour. They were very impressed of your patience and kindness. I look forward to see you soon and maintain this good relationship we have developed in a short period of time. We will not hesitate a second to recommend you to all our friends who would like to visit Sri Lanka. Taking this opportunity of wishing you all the best. Thanks fo..." HARIDAS KANDASAMY

    "Thank you Cyril for caring us and giving a very enjoyable tour to all of our family while we are on holiday in Sri Lanka. Definitely we will recommend you to our friends and relatives. Hitendra Molleti and family" Hitendra Molleti

    "We had a exellent and memorable trip. That all credit to you Cyril.Indepth knowledge about the place, roads, Culture and history. Very matuared and patient. We were in very safe hands on all the time. Thanks a lot, mainly it's memorable expeirience for all of us. We always recomond CYRIL TOURS to our friends and relatives in Dubai and in India." Awdhesh Kumar and gruop

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    "We are an older couple celebrating a lot of years of marriage (and hiking) in Sri Lanka in February this year, for two weeks, and three days in the Maldives. Although we love to drive, we chose to go with a driver-guide, after planning the trip completely independently. (It turned out he might help us in the planning and selection of hotels, we own). The main advantage is reaching the sites, some of which are tired, refreshed after someone else used to bad roads, with bad signage - If you are i..." Sam

    "Thank you so much for wonderful Sri Lanka trip.We had a great time. The trip was very relaxing as well as fun. My daughter MAHI who lovingly started calling you "Cyril Dada"(grand farther) Had a memorable trip. She cannot stop talking about elephants. Our trip to Sri Lanka will be full of great memories, its because of you. Thank you for showing us your beautiful country the way we wanted, eating local food, lots of King coconut and Corn stops. We will be surely coming back  to see rest o..." Mithil Patel

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