Private Day Excursion to Kandy from Colombo

Kandy is the capital of the last kingdom of Sinhala Kings & undoubtedly the most scenic city in Sri Lanka. The UNESCO World Heritage listed “Sacred City of Kandy” was established in the 14th century and is the second largest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy is venerated by Buddhists around the world and is visited by pilgrims throughout the year. Temple of the Tooth itself deserves countless hours of discovery from cultural heritage to historic paintings and architecture.
• Transport in an air conditioned vehicle
• English speaking local guide.
• All entrance tickets
• Transport from/to your hotel in Colombo
• Lunch

per adult from

$147

NZD

Duration

11 to 12 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • All entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
    What's excluded :
    • Restroom on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Peradeniya botanical garden is picturesquely located adjoining the Mahaweli river, which is the longest river of Sri Lanka. The River flows along with the hugging the western border of the beautiful garden. The gardens has become the most popular resting place or picnic park in the area mostly for local travellers. For many tourists, especially for the local tourists, Peradeniya botanical garden is one of the most loved outdoor gathering spots. It gives them the opportunity to learn trees and plants while enjoying the peaceful gathering. There are more than 4000 species of trees and plants including herbal plants, orchids, palm trees in the garden. Today Peradeniya botanical garden is well known around the world for its large collection of orchid species.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Sri Dalada Maligawa is in the centre of the city, the highest venerated religious place with steeped in cultural heritage attracting the highest respect of the Buddhists as well as the other religions all over the world. The beautiful magnificent temple was built by late king Vimaladharmasooriya 1st in 1592 AD. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily worship in the inner chamber of the temple. Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    The beautiful lake in front of the Temple of the Tooth was formerly a stretch of paddy fields known as Tigolwela. It was converted to a lake by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinha in 1807. As there had been a beautiful pond named 'Kiri-muhuda' (a 'sea of milk') in the middle of the Tigolwela, the lake constructed subsequently too was named, 'Kiri-muhuda'. Deveda Moolacharya is considered the architect of the Kandy Lake. The king first built a dam across the paddy fields, starting from the Pattiruppuwa (Octogen) side, where the steps leading into the lake by the Mahamaluwa (Esplanade) are still visible, stretching across to the Poya-maluwa. The dam, upon which a roadway was constructed, allowed the king to go across to the Malwatte Vihare. According to D’Oyley, the dam was constructed between 1810–1812. The Kandy Lake offers a place for a stroll or a jog. The shady path surrounding the lake provides a view of the hills and the town.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, Bahirawa Kanda Rd, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    Sitting majestically 88 feet high on top of a hill, crowning Kandy is a white colossal statue of Buddha named as Bahirawakanda Vihara. Climbing the numerous steps to the top gives one a sense of peace, serenity and harmony; and a stunning and gorgeous panoramic view of charming Kandy. Being one of the tallest and most beautiful Buddha statues in Sri Lanka and Kandy’s most revered religious monuments, this Bahirawakanda Vihara has become a popular attraction for tourists.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in ColomboAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P81

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