This package is ideal for visitors who are in Sri Lanka on a transit, business visit or traveler who looks for an intermediate break from the existing tour plan. Chauffeur will be picking you up from Colombo airport or City hotel in Colombo to drive you up country where you will find the city of Kandy. En route Chauffeur will stop in Pinnawala for you to have a chance in stepping to the territory of the Elephant orphanage. Then proceed to Kandy, formally known as “Malaya Rata” in the period of Great King of Lanka, King Ravana (2554 to 2517 BC), “Senkadagala” in recent past, City of Kandy chosen by many kings who ruled in Sri Lanka to be the capital of Sri Lanka. Having a soft Tropical climate, Kandy is situated in a plateau in hill country 465 meters above sea level. UNESCO named Kandy as a world heritage city where you can find the Temple of Sacred Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden and much more. Tourists who visits Sri Lanka make sure they visit Kandy during their tour to explore ancient hill kingdom, the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka.
Colombo Airport or Colombo City Hotels
06:00AM to 09:00AM
En Route to Kandy your Chauffeur will stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for you to observe how they been bathed, fed for larger ones and bottle fed for baby elephants and maybe a ride on one of them (depending on time you reach there).
The most sacred place in Sri Lanka for Buddhists. The temple holds the left canine tooth of Gauthama Buddha died in 543 BC. Being a part of the royal palace complex “Dalada Maligawa” Completed construction on 1595 displays a unique architecture.
In front of the Temple of Tooth is the Kandy Lake built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 now a protected lake.
Chauffeur will take you to up a hill to take you to the Upper Lake Drive where you will witness the best view of Kandy city.
Kandy museum holds lots of archeological discoveries from the excavations done by many people. You may visit the place to get an idea of how the life those days would have been in Kandy.
One of the temples which you will like is driving up the Bahirawa Kanda to visit a temple with a magnificent Statue of Lord Buddha and a beautiful surrounding.
There are lots of Churches within the city of Kandy which was constructed by the British. One of them is St. Paul’s Church was primarily constructed out of solid terracotta bricks which was completed in August 1928.
You may also visit Hindu Temples in the city. Sri Muthumariamman Temple out of many which stands out for the worshipers.
Meera Macaam Jummah Mosque in Kandy is one of the most popular and sacred place among Muslims. You will find many mosques all over Kandy.
Situated on your Colombo Kandy road this land is full of many varieties of plants. The main attraction is the Orchid hut having beautiful verities of Orchids.
On your way from Royal Botanical Garden Chauffeur will stop at a tea estate for you to taste the real cup of Ceylon Tea.
In Kandy you may want to visit the gem shop and gem lapidary, Batik factory, Wood Carving and much more.