Kandy City Tour

Kandy-a major tourist destination-is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Nestled in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, it is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo.

Kandy has a rich history. It was originally known as Senkadagala pura after a hermit named Senkada who lived there. Many of Sinhalese people call it Mahanuwara meaning the Great City. The name Kandy was derived by the colonial rulers from the word Kanda in Sinhala, meaning a hill. Kandy was the stronghold of the Sinhalese kings, who promoted and protected the local culture until the city fell to the British in 1815.

Today a bustling commercial city, Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara-a huge cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August. It is one of the most colorful processions of the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers accompanying a parade of ornamented elephants perform in the streets of Kandy. The leading tusker carries the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, while the spectators pay homage to it. The procession moves along the streets for seven consecutive nights and concludes on the day of the August full moon.


TOUR GUIDE


Trip Start : At 8.00 am (From the Hotel you stay, or Kandy town, Railway Station, Bus Stand or the place you want to come and pick you)

Places to be visited (Before Lunch - in order) : Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Lankathilaka Temple - pilimathalwa, Gadladeniya temple Embekkadevalaya

Stop for lunch : 1.00 pm (Buffet lunch available at Senani Restaurant, Oak Ray Restaurant & Royal Mall restaurant) or any other place on your choice

Places to be visited (After Lunch - in order) : Hanthana Tea Museum, Tea Garden, Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy

Trip End : Trip ends at 5.00 pm

This package can be customized according to your requirements and we can give you the quotation receipt of your tour plan. Please leave an inquiry for more details to info@mahaweli.lk

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