The day tour will start off with a visit to the Kandy view point, where you will drive up a hill close to the Kandy lake and reach a point where you will see spectacular views of the lake and surrounding town.
Walk through the botanical gardens in Peradeniya, which is home to over 4000 species of plants that’s mostly the orchid flower, medicinal plants and palm trees. You can take pictures of the gardens and all the different types of flowers you will see.
Next you will visit a tea factory in Kandy that processes tea leaves into famed Ceylon tea, a brand recognized globally. Taste a fresh cuppa tea. Tea became the main product of exportation after the British converted many areas into tea plantations making it one of the key export commodities of the country.
After lunch you will take a small city tour of Kandy which includes shopping and a visit to the gem museum. The Kandy town is very eventful and always bustling with people running around doing their errands. There is quite a lot to see at the market – ranging from herbs, spices and tea, it’s all here. You can purchase other items for souvenirs which include wooden sculptures, batiks and clothes, too.
Next on the agenda – Gems. Sri Lanka is known for being the ‘Isle of Gems’ and Kandy is one of the main areas where a large amount of gems are available in retail shops. There is quite an impressive collection of gems that have been cut and polished to perfection. There are a lot of popular gems that are available – Cat’s Eyes, Rubies, Star Rubies, Alexandrite and Sapphires.
In the evening visit to the Temple of Tooth has been revered a must see for its significance in being the most valued and sacred place for the Buddhists in the entire country since it houses the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, enshrined in a golden casket. It is situated within the Royal Palace Complex which is a major attraction of beauty. Make the offering of flowers while enjoying the peace, the scent of incense and the sounds of chanting with the hundreds of devotees visiting the temple with the plate of flowers and lighting of oil lamps.
Finally you will witness a cultural show that features traditional Kandyan dancing that represents the heritage and history of Sri Lanka. It is the national dance of the country – and it is indeed a spectacular sight.
Take a relaxing stroll along the Kandy Lake, which was artificially constructed by the last king in Kandy – King Sri Wickrama Rajasingha. One of the main characteristic features of the Lake is the unfinished wall with its interesting pattern that consists of triangular holes that’s used for lighting oil lamps.
- Transportation in an Air conditioned vehicle with private transfers
- Services of English speaking Guide
- Entrance tickets for sites mentioned in the tour other than those marked as Optional
- Pickup and drop from/to your address in Kandy
- 02 bottles of 500ml water per person in the vehicle
- 24 hrs. Emergency on call duty manger services