Private Day Trip to Kandy from Colombo
The main reason for anyone to visit Senkadagala or the Kandyan kingdom, as it was known formerly, is none other than visiting the Sri Dalada Maligawa (the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic), which houses the sacred Tooth Relic that belonged to Lord Buddha and is the symbolic representation of Lord Buddha. The Sri Dalada Maligawa is also responsible for continuing a sacred procession dating back to 3rd century BC, known as the Esala Perahera. A trip to Kandy is not complete without a visit to this historical and religious monument that was once the king’s palace and now houses the sacred Tooth Relic. Visit other attractions the city including the Kandy lake, Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy war cemetery and an amazing cultural dance performance to end your day with! You will be traveled in the comfort of an air conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver cum guide along with you.
per adult from
11 to 12 hours
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
- All entrance fees
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
- Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
What's excluded :
- Restroom on board
- WiFi on board
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya attracts approximately 2 million local and foreign visitors annually. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees and is renowned for its collection of orchids and the long, palm framed pathways. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture and the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka is attached to it as well. It encompasses a total area of 147 acres.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
The Temple of Tooth Relic which is also known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa is one of the most sacred sites of worship, visited by countless numbers Buddhist devotees from all corners of the island. It is believed that worshipping at the Sri Dalada Maligawa immensely improves one’s karma. Located in the royal palace complex of the ancient kingdom of Kandy, this magnificent temple houses the canine tooth which was recovered from the funeral pyre after the Buddha was cremated.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Kandy Lake is an artificial lake which was built by the last King of Sri Lanka and of Kandy, Wikarama Rajasinhe. It was originally built to beautify the Temple of the Tooth and serves as a remnant of the last Sri Lankan Kingdome. This lake is also called “Kiri Muhuda” which means Milky Ocean. This lake has an unfinished wall called the Valakulu Bamma, meaning cloud walls. The unfinished wall has a history attached to it which makes it even more interesting. It remains incomplete due to the arrest and subsequent arrest of the King Wikrama in 1815 by the Britishers. Standing at 2060 feet, the cloud wall remains unfinished even today.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Show was established in 1982 with the sole intention of preserving the traditional dances and performances of Sri Lanka, thus becoming the first cultural show of its kind to be established in the country. Topped off with a fiery display of fire walking, an ancient act of devotion to Kataragama Deviyo, the Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Show certainly preserves an integral part of Sri Lankan culture and heritage.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandy War Cemetery, Lady Magdalene Drive, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
The Commonwealth War Cemetery is a melancholic cemetery which is a resting place for the war heroes who dedicated their lives for Sri Lanka during World War II. This Cemetery is named so not because it is maintained by Commonwealth war graves commission. At the cemetery you will also find tombs of people who met their deaths in Sri Lanka due to sudden climate changes or diseases. This cemetery was actuated in 1817 when the British retained control of Kandy, but was closed in 1870 due to lack of space. The Commonwealth War Cemetery is a lovely colonial find. Visit this place and experience the proud feeling for the war soldiers around the world!
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Colombo Airports
- 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.