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
The artistic and philosophical among you will love this wholesome visit to the home of a talented and reclusive artist and his daughter.View more
Visit the Millenium Elephant Foundation to learn about the part elephants play in Sri Lankan culture and the difficulties of this.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
Your host’s captivating collection dates back to 1985, and expresses both diversity of subject and location within Sri Lanka.View more
This tour combines visits to the three 14th century Buddhist temples in this area – Embekke Devale, Lankatilaka and Galadeniya Viharaya.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
Explore the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka's most sacred temple, and learn about its historical and cultural significance with your guide.View more
Explore Kandy on this guided walk and visit numerous local sites including the sacred Temple of the Tooth and learn about Kandy’s colorful history.View more
Visit a monastery to learn about meditation, the lifestyle of Buddhist nuns in Sri Lankan & the first woman to don the robes.View more
A professional drum teacher will take you through the basics of traditional Sri Lankan drums, their types and significance in culture & history.View more
Refresh and revitalise your body and mind with a quick yoga break while in KandyView more
Explore the essence of local village lifeView more
Go trekking through some of Sri Lanka’s most historic and scenic tea estates, including James Taylor’s Loolecondera.View more
One of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, this rail ride provides spectacular views of the hill country.View more
Especially if you are not planning on heading into Sri Lanka’s hills, a visit to the Kadugannawa Tea Factory is essential.View more
Let your guide bring this temple to life with his stories about the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.View more
Walk the streets of Kandy with your guide, perhaps visiting the local market or the Temple of the Tooth on the way, depending on your interests.View more
This exclusive performance of traditional Kandyan dance is held in the privacy of your hotel restaurant over dinner.View more
Experience timeless colonial charm on the most luxurious train carriage in the country, which has vintage décor and sumptuous amenities.View more
Start the day at 6am, where your guide will drive you 1.5 hours into the mountains to start your 14km trek through this stunning environment.View more
Kandy, the hill capital of the island, is a melting pot of culture. Explore Kandy’s culinary heritage and rich flavors.View more
Explore a historic cave temple in KandyView more
Escape to a remote village in the Knuckles Mountain Range for a back-to-basics trekking adventure.View more
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