Day-trip from Kandy to 6 historical temples - Off the beaten path

This tour is designed for heritage travelers who like to see not only the famous "Three Temples" to the west of Kandy but also three temples of the beaten path, namely in Hindagala, Danthure, and Dodanwala. Though much smaller in size, each of them is special and of some historical significance.

Our knowledgeable drivers have 5 years experience at least. They will provide historical background information about the heritage sites you visit on this tour.

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8 to 10 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned Car
    • Knowledgeable English speaking driver
    • Passenger Insurance cover 500,000 LKR P.P
    • Total fuel cost
    • Total Parking charges
    • Replacement vehicle in case of unlucky events - with new driver
    • Road Tax & Insurance Tax
    • 1000 ml bottled drinking water per person
    • Cup of Herbal Tea
    • Cup of Black Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Entry fees of visiting site or activities
    • Extra person in vehicle other than those who booked
    • Extra excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Food, meals, other beverages than water
    • Entry/Admission - Hindagala Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Embekka Devalaya
    • Entry/Admission - Lankatilaka Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Gadaladenia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hindagala Temple, On the road from Peradeniya to Deltota, Peradeniya Sri Lanka

    Hindagala is a typical cave temple from the Kandyan period. But there is something special about it. This is one of the very few places with original Anuradhapura-period temples.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Embekka Devalaya, Embekka Pilimatalawa Road, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    The Embekka Devalaya is famous for the island's most excellent wood carvings from the Kandy period.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lankatilaka Temple, Gadaldeniya Rd, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    This is Sri Lanka's most beautiful temple from the Gampola period, the impressive shrine room is decorated with murals from the Kandy period.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of the Gadaladenia, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    Visit the Gampola period temple with original medieval paintings and statues from the mid 14th century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pilimathalawa, Pilimathalawa, Kandy District, Central Province

    Visit the tea garden and the tea factory of Geragama and see the tea processing. You can taste a cup of tea and purchase packages of Kandyan tea, if you like.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Danthure, Sri Lanka

    Danthure is rarely visited. The village temple called Danthure Rajamaha Viharaya is actually only small and not spectacular. But it can be considered to be the best specimen of a typical type of temple of the Kandyan period, namely a shrine on stilts or more precisely: on stone boulders, protecting the wooden shrine from vermin and humidity.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Dodamwala, Sri Lanka

    The Vishnu shrine in Dodanwela once kept the crown of the Kandyan kings, which was the outcome of a vow given prior to a victoriuous battle against the Portuguese in the nearby Danthure. The Vishnu Devale of Dodanwela resembles the more famous one in Kandy.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, No 31 Gannoruwa opposite Suspension Bridge of Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    See typical plants and spices of the tropical island, enjoy your herbal tea and learn more about traditional Ayurveda.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be welcoming you in the lobby of your hotel or for your convenience at a meeting point of your choice in Kandy City. In case all travelers are picked up at the same hotel pickup times is the same as departure time.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/26/2020 - 7/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    8/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    9/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Lanka Excursions Holidays

Activity ID: V-241263P7

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