Kandy Day Tour

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Kandy Day Tour

Kandy Day Tour

Departing from Colombo

Take a day tour from Colombo to the historical city of Kandy to visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and the Temple of of Tooth Relic. Kandy is an essential day tour when holidaying in Sri Lanka. Kandy drive will take four hours and we recommend you to have your lunch in Kandy city, our driver will recommend you a few good restaurants in Kandy city. After lunch you can visit the Temple of Tooth Relic followed by Kandy museum and a leisurely walk by the Kandy Lake. At about 5 pm we will start the returnward journey which takes four hours to reach Colombo.

Visiting Kandy during a day tour in Kandy – Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka that is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural value. Spread over an area of around 1940 square kilometres, it is counted amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The city promises a number of tourist attractions that include the Old Royal Palace and the famous Temple of Tooth. The latter consists of the sacred relic of Buddha's tooth because of which Kandy is regarded as one of the most sacred places by Buddhists. Other holy spots in Kandy include the Gadaladeniya Temple and the Lankathilake Temple.

Kandy offers an exciting shopping experience with souvenirs ranging from precious stones and handmade laces to stone and wooden carvings. If you visit the city in the month of August, you can get a taste of Kandy Esala Perehera, an annual ritual of the Sacred Tooth Temple. Thus, your vacation can be an enriching and cultural uplifting one if you choose this sacred and beautiful city.

Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden during a day tour in Kandy - Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn't be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 metres above sea-level, were tightly bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo and another 6km over the Peradeniya Bridge and you are at Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of Tooth.

Typical Itinerary of Kandy Day Tour

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Kandy – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. The groundwork for a botanical garden was formed by Alexander Moon in 1821 during the British colonial period. He used the garden for coffee and cinnamon plants. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy where Lord Buddha's sacred tooth relic calls home. Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic is the most sacred and venerated temple in Sri Lanka and is a must when visiting Sri Lanka.
  • Transfer to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive

for a car or minivan (maximum 6 passengers)

US$ 160

Kandy Day Tour
Kandy Day Tour

for a mini coach (maximum 10 passengers)

US$ 195

Kandy Day Tour

We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Air conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable
  • All taxes

The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffeur will help you in the process,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee

Places of visit during this trip

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Gadaladeniya Temple
  • Lankathilake Temple