Experiences in KandyBack
The island’s last royal capital, which withstood two tumultuous centuries before finally succumbing to British colonial rule in 1818, Kandy is a must-visit location in Sri Lanka for anyone interested in exploring the country’s culture and history. We have put together a range of unique experiences in and around Kandy which allow travelers to connect intimately to Kandy’s fascinating past and explore its vibrant present.
Take our guided tour of Kandy town, passing through the lively local markets on the way to the magnificent Temple of the Tooth, after which you can rest and relax at the historic Queen’s Hotel with a cup of Ceylon tea. We also offer a guided tour of the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, and a visit to the nearby Kadugannawa Tea Factory.
Head further afield from Kandy town centre and there is still plenty to sink your teeth into. Go on a nature walk around an extensive plantation followed by a typical planter’s lunch; learn about the part elephants play in Sri Lanka’s culture at the Millenium Elephant Foundation; explore the Buddhist temples in Gampola which are filled with stunning examples of Kandyan art; visit the home of a local batik artist, or take the train into the Hill Country, one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world. If you’re looking for something more rigorous, try out the half-day trek in the Knuckles Mountain Range.
Allow your guide to take you on a circular tour of Sri Lanka’s largest botanical gardens, which are the finest of their kind in Asia.View more
Start your experience with an invigorating glass of fresh juice, after which you’ll embark on a 45-minute hike around the farm with a planter.View more
This walk can last anywhere between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours and covers some of the 45 acre-plantation’s most beautiful spots.View more
After an elaborate, traditional Sri Lankan lunch (comprising 25 separate dishes), look around this prominent batik workshop.View more
Explore some of the renowned local sites in Kandy including the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy town and lake with an experienced host by foot.View more
Experience timeless colonial charm on the most luxurious train carriage in the country, which has vintage décor and sumptuous amenities.View more