Day Tour of Kandy

A day excursion to Kandy, which is around three hours from Colombo, provides a window into Sri Lanka’s cultural center. Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which are home to a variety of exotic flora, after paying a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Explore the local marketplaces and bazaars as you meander around Kandy Lake. Your trip to Kandy will be enhanced by seeing the Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue and the cultural dance performance.

Day Tour of Kandy: Heritage, Culture, and Natural Beauty

Embark on a captivating day tour of Kandy, a city nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka. From ancient temples to botanical gardens and cultural performances, this day promises a journey through history, spirituality, and natural beauty.

Visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Begin your day by visiting the renowned Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred Buddhist site that houses a relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere as you witness rituals and pay your respects to this revered relic.

Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens: The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, just outside Kandy, are not only a haven of lush greenery but also home to a wide variety of plants and trees from around the world. The gardens also have historical significance, dating back to the Kandyan Kingdom.

Embekka Devalaya: This ancient temple is known for its intricately carved wooden pillars and beams. The carvings depict various scenes from Buddhist mythology and Kandyan life. The craftsmanship of the woodwork is truly remarkable.

Gadaladeniya Temple: This temple is a fine example of South Indian architecture blended with Sri Lankan craftsmanship. It features a unique design and intricate stone carvings that tell stories from Buddhist teachings.

Lankatilaka Temple: Perched on a rock, the Lankatilaka Temple offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Its architecture showcases a fusion of Sinhalese, South Indian, and Javanese influences.

National Museum Kandy: If you’re interested in delving deeper into Sri Lanka’s history, this museum is a good choice. It houses artifacts and exhibits that span the island’s cultural, religious, and historical evolution.

Kandy Cultural Centre: This center often hosts traditional dance performances that provide insights into Sri Lanka’s diverse dance forms and cultural expressions.

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