Kandy is where history and tradition are combined to create a culture. Capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries. It took the British another 16 tough years to finally build a road linking Kandy with Colombo. Do insist on spending at least a Day in the misty hill city that looks good even when it’s raining. Some days Kandy’s skies seem perpetually bruised, with stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding the city’s beautiful center piece lake. This Kandy Day Tour visits multiple highlights of the UNESCO-listed city with our professional Driver/guide.
KANDY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
HIGHLIGHTS : Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Spice Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Tea Plantation & Tea Factory, Temple of the Tooth, Lake, Bahirawakanda, Kandy Viewpoint.
You will be starting your tour at 7:00 am from your hotel in Colombo or Airport. If you bring a packed breakfast you will be able to eat along the way. Your first leg to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. The milk feeding is an important and an eye catching event taking place daily at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Afterwards we will be visiting the Spice Garden. Here you be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
On the way Visit Geragama Tea Plantation & Tea Factory. They threw in a crop of tea and never looked back. You will visit a tea plantation and observe how the plant is grown and harvested. Next visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. It is renowned for its collection of more than 4000 species of plans (including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees). The total area of the garden is 147 acres.
Proceed to Kandy on Arrival First Visit in the city will be the Temple of the Tooth. The Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha has had much importance throughout the history of Sri Lanka. Next Walk Around Kandy Lake, next visit the Bahirawakanda Budda Statue top of the mountain. after that Visit View point in Kandy. Finally, transfer back to Colombo and you will be safely dropped at your hotel or at the place where you picked up.