Kandy Day Tour

Departure time : 7.00AM
Place of Departure : Colombo/Negombo
Destination : Kandy

Can include below places !

1 : The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka.

The orphanage which boasts to have the largest herd of captive elephants in the world is very popular and visited daily by many Sri Lankan and foreign tourists. The main attraction is clearly to observe the elephants bathing which is quite a spectacle.
(Including the bottle feeding of baby elephants.)

2 : The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

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.

Peradeniya is believed to take its exotic name from Sinhalese names Pera (guava) and Deniya (a plain). The name also reveals, although Guava is not indigenous to Sri Lanka, introduction of the fruit to the island and cultivation had occurred even prior to the era of British Colonialists in Ceylon.

3 : The temple of the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha

The Temple of the Tooth, or Sri Dalada Maligawa is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex ,which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic, which is situated in the Temple of the Tooth played an important role in local politics since ancient times; it’s believed that whoever holds the Temple of the Tooth relic holds the governance of the country, which naturally caused the ancient kings to protect the Temple of the Tooth with great effort! Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese kings.

Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the Temple of tooth, in annual rotation. They conduct these services three times a day: at dawn, at noon and in the evening.

4 : Traditional Cultural Dance and Fire walking show

The Kandy Dance cultural show is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage, and is a major highlight of any trip. Starting in the evening, show captivates your ears and eyes with spectacular displays of local culture and art. Covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions, expect to see drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle that should not be missed.
(1 hour daily at 5pm.)

5 : The old colonial cemetery

Kandy garrison cemetery is located beyond the national museum of kandy and besides the lakeside. Kandy is recognized as the second largest city of the Central province of Sri lanka. The cemetery can be reached easily with walking distance from the dalada maligawa. When you are coming towards the national museum there are signposts on the left side of the main road will guide you to the hot spot.

You will find tombs and chales of people who met their deaths in Sri lanka due to the sudden climatic changes or diseases.
(Including Tea Factory museum & the Gem museum. Rare opportunity have.)

6 : Kandy town shopping

Including the vibrant and colorful market, traditional clothing, crafts and semi-precious gems.

7 : Lankatilaka/Embekka/Gadaladeniya Viharas.

The three ancient and serene Buddhist Temples near Kandy

8 : Rahju and his daughter

By appointment (2 to 3 hours) visiting the stunning hilltop studio of one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated artists. A tea-time special for those genuinely interested in art and leading edge thinking to exchange/share ideas & experiences with the internationally acclaimed Rahju and his daughter.

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