Kingdom of Kandy
€20.00 – €95.00
THE BEST OPTION IF YOU WANT TO SEE A LOT OF ATTRACTIONS WITHIN ONE DAY
Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, “the cultural capital” of Sri Lanka. The city was founded in the 14th century, it is located at 488 meters above sea level. In Sinhalese Kanda means Mountain, the city is also called Maha Nuwara (Great City).
When the Portuguese colonists settled in the southwest and the northern coast of Sri Lanka (at the end of the 16th century), Sinhalese nobility founded the independent state in mountains with the capital in Kandy. The Kingdom of Kandy managed to keep its independence during Portuguese and Dutch rule. By the end of the 18th century Dutch possessions in Ceylon came under British control.
On the way to Kandy:
Visit to Ayurvedic and Spice Garden. We will see different types of Sri Lankan famous spices growing. Ayurvedic experts will tell us about main medicinal and culinary properties of spices and herbs.
Elephant riding in Pinnawala or Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Visits to Tea plantations and Tea factory. We will see tea production process, get acquainted with the main types of tea and we will also taste pure Ceylon tea.
While staying in Kandy we will visit:
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) – the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists. The precious and powerful relic, tooth of the Lord Buddha attracts Buddhists from all over the world to the stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth.
Museum of gemstones. Sri Lanka is known as Gem Island (Ratna-Dweepa in Sanskrit). The island has the highest density of gemstones deposits compared to its landmass. First of all the island is famous for the unique beauty of Ceylon sapphires. The largest blue sapphires in the world were found in Sri Lanka: the Star of Adam (the largest one, weight appr. 1400 carat), Blue Giant of the Orient (weight 466 carat), Logan Sapphire (weight 422,99 carats), Blue Belle of Asia (weight appr. 400 carat). Besides sapphires, Sri Lanka is also famous for other very beautiful gemstones, among them: ruby, garnet, moonstone, cat’s eye, spinel, topaz.
Wood Factory where we will see the skilled craftsmen at work and the big collection of wood sculptures and carvings. Sri Lankan handicrafts are made of high-quality ebony and teak-wood and covered with natural varnishes and natural paints (like bee honey, herbal and fruit extracts, plants juice etc.)
The tour starts at around 5 am, we return to your hotel by about 9 pm (the day before the tour we will let you know the pick-up time from your hotel). We arrange tours with departure from the hotels located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, in the cities of Wadduwa, Waskaduwa, Kalutara, Panadura, Beruwala, Aluthgama, Bentota.
Tour price depends on the number of participants. For example, if 2 persons participate the tour price would be 95,00 € for 1 person. Price for 1 child aged less than 12 is 40,00 €.
The price includes:
- Transfer by A/C car or minivan;
- Entrance tickets to the sights specified in the tour program;
- Entrance tickets and transfer if you wish to visit the places outside the tour program;
- Meals, drinks and your private expenses.
The advance payment 20 eur per 1 person will guarantee your reservation of the tour.
Upon receipt of the advance payment we will send the order confirmation to your e-mail. While making the reservation, please specify in the field “Additional Notes” the number of participants, tour date, phone number of the contact person and other information you consider essential. The rest amount you can pay before the tour starts by cash (we accept Sri Lankan rupees, US dollars or EURO). If you wish to pay for all the trip by credit card, just let us know about that and we will send you all necessary information for the payment.
Kandy is a very beautiful city with its own “special spirit”, it is really different from all other Sri Lankan cities. Kandy – tour is one of the most interesting and impressive among numerous and various Sri Lanka tours.
We arrange tours upon request, so please contact us using the contact form below or by phone and we will find the best solution for your tour
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