- Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
- Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
- Gadaladeniya Temple
- Lankathilake Temple
- Tea factory
- Groupe SizePrice per person
- 2 People75 USD
- 3 People65 USD
- 4 People60 USD
- 5 People55 USD
- 6 People50 USD
- 7 People45 USD
- 8 People42 USD
Price Valid Until 30/04/2024
- Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
- English-speaking chauffeur guide
- All parking and highway charges where applicable
- All taxes
Itinerary idea in detail
Join a day tour from Colombo to the historic city of Kandy, where you can explore the famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and the Temple of Tooth Relic. Kandy is a must-visit during your Sri Lanka holiday. The drive to Kandy takes around four hours, and we suggest having lunch in the city. Our driver can recommend some good restaurants. After lunch, explore the Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy Museum, and take a leisurely walk by Kandy Lake. We’ll start the return journey around 5 pm, taking four hours to reach Colombo.
Discovering Kandy in a Day
Kandy is a beautiful city in Sri Lanka known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. It covers an area of about 1940 square kilometers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has attractions like the Old Royal Palace and the renowned Temple of Tooth, which houses Buddha’s sacred tooth, making Kandy a sacred place for Buddhists. Other holy sites include the Gadaladeniya Temple and the Lankathilake Temple.
Kandy offers an exciting shopping experience with souvenirs like precious stones, handmade laces, and stone and wooden carvings. If you visit in August, you can experience the Kandy Esala Perehera, an annual ritual at the Sacred Tooth Temple. Choosing this city for your vacation can be a cultural and enriching experience.
Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden
During your day tour in Kandy, explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest in Asia. Located in the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, these gardens are surrounded by the Mahaweli River and offer a diverse collection of plants. The town of Peradeniya is 110km from Colombo, and after a 6km drive over the Peradeniya Bridge, you’ll reach Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of Tooth.
Typical Itinerary for the Kandy Day Tour
- Pick up from your Colombo hotel and transfer to Kandy – approximately a 3-hour drive.
- Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, founded in 1821, featuring over 4000 plant species.
- Enjoy lunch at a recommended restaurant.
- Explore the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, a must-visit sacred temple in Sri Lanka.
- Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive.