Enquire Now

Kandy

Great City

KandyKandyKandyKandyKandychaaya citadelcitadeldalada maligawaKandyKandyKandyKandyTemple of the Sacred Tooth RelicTemple of the Sacred Tooth RelicTemple of the Sacred Tooth RelicBotanical GardensBotanical GardensBotanical Gardens
  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Kandy, State: Central, Sri Lanka
    Area: 1940 km2
    Languages Spoken: -
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: -
    Best Time to Visit: March to May and -
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Kandy-a major tourist destination is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka.Today a bustling commercial city,Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara-a huge cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August.It is one of the most colorful processions of the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers accompanying a parade of ornamented elephants perform in the streets of Kandy.The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa,where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.You can see rare paintings,frescoes,and stone carvings in Kandy.
  • Location

    It is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo.
  • Climate

    Tropical
Located in the Central province 07 kms away from Kandy, Embakke Devale consists of a single storeyed building, which was reconstructed during the Kandyan period. The devale consists of a Garbha, a sanctum, Dancing hall and a Drummers hall. The Drummers hall is an attraction to the visitor for the wood carvings on its ornate pillars and high- pitched room. It is believed that some of this wood carving had come from an abandoned royal audience hall in Gampola.

Timings: 7am-5pm


Remarks: Beautiful wood carvings on its ornate pillars and high- pitched room

KandyKandy the hill capital is another "World Heritage Site". It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the "Dalada Maligawa" - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace ("Maha Wasala"), "Palle Wasala"- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, "Meda Wasala" where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion ("Ulpenge") is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called "Kiri samudraya" (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Timings: 8am-7pm


Remarks: Last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings

Temple of the Sacred Tooth RelicThe Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses a relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times, it''s believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese kings. Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified the terrain of the mountains and made difficult to approach Kandy. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, in part due to the temple. Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the temple, in annual rotation. They conduct these services three times a day: at dawn, at noon and in the evening. On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the Sacred Relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and flagrant flowers, called Nanumura Mangallaya. This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.

Timings: 8am-7pm


Remarks: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Botanical Gardens Peradeniya147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

Timings: 7:30am - 5pm


Remarks: The magnificent river girdled 57 hectare laid out in 1832 are among the finest in the world

Exclusive Tour for Ladies

Exclusive Tour for Ladies
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

On Request
Exclusive Tour for Ladies / AE-001 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Negombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Dambulla-Sigiriya-Kandy-Galle-Colombo

Enjoy the ladies day-out with style with us. Asian Exotica Sri Lanka offers you the ultimate get away from the hassles and bustles from your day-to-day life and get together with likeminded people to have fun-filled journey to Sri Lanka which is also called the Wonder of Asia.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Negombo
Day 2 : Negombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Dambulla
Day 3 : Dambulla-Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 4 : Kandy
Day 5 : Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Galle
Day 7 : Galle-Colombo
Day 8 : Colombo
Sri Lanka – Extreme!

Sri Lanka – Extreme!
(12 Days / 11 Nights)

On Request
Sri Lanka – Extreme! / AE-002 (12 Days / 11 Nights)
Negombo-Trincomalee-Sigiriya-Kandy-Mahiyangana-Kandy-Kitulgala-Nuwara Eliya-Bandarawela-Yala

Sri Lanka is known for its cultural, religious and historical heritage, but in this tour you will discover the pristine natural resources of Sri Lanka in an extreme and unique ways. You will be in different parts of Sri Lanka, and participate in various activities.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Negombo
Day 2 : Negombo-Trincomalee
Day 3 : Trincomalee
Day 4 : Trincomalee-Sigiriya
Day 5 : Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Mahiyangana
Day 7 : Kandy-Kitulgala
Day 8 : Kitulgala
Day 9 : Kitulgala-Nuwara Eliya
Day 10 : Nuwara Eliya-Bandarawela
Day 11 : Bandarawela-Yala
Day 12 : Yala
Sri Lanka – Eco!

Sri Lanka – Eco!
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

On Request
Sri Lanka – Eco! / AE-003 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Habarana-Kandy-Padavigampola-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-SINHARAJA-Kitulgala-Bentota-Colombo

Explore the greenery and the wildlife of Sri Lanka with us. Sri Lanka is one of the hotspots of biodiversity in the world and has 19 endemic mammals, 26 endemic birds, 23 butterflies are endemic, 44 endemic fish and much more. In this nature-oriented tour you will learn a variety of climatic zones and flora and fauna that can be seen in these areas.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Habarana
Day 2 : Habarana-Kandy
Day 3 : Kandy-Padavigampola-Kandy
Day 4 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala
Day 6 : Kitulgala-SINHARAJA-Kitulgala
Day 7 : Kitulgala-Bentota-Colombo
11 DAYS CLASSIC SRI LANKA

11 DAYS CLASSIC SRI LANKA
(11 Days / 10 Nights)

On Request
11 DAYS CLASSIC SRI LANKA / PC-103 (11 Days / 10 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Dambulla-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya-Anuradhapura-Aukana-Sigiriya-Kandy-Nanu Oya-Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle-Colombo

A classical round tour of the Island, covering Ancieant sites, Tea country, Wild life and Beach drive.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Dambulla-Sigiriya
Day 2 : Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya
Day 3 : Sigiriya-Anuradhapura-Aukana-Sigiriya
Day 4 : Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 5 : Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Nanu Oya-Nuwara Eliya
Day 7 : Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 : Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 9 : Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 10 : Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle
Day 11 : Galle-Colombo
3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
(3 Days / 2 Nights)

On Request
3 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE / PC-106 (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy-Colombo

Cultural tour to the heart of the island and the last capital of Sri Lanka

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Dambulla
Day 2 : Dambulla-Kandy
Day 3 : Kandy-Colombo
3 DAYS TEA & TRUMPETS

3 DAYS TEA & TRUMPETS
(3 Days / 2 Nights)

On Request
3 DAYS TEA & TRUMPETS / PC-108 (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-Colombo

Elephants drinking tea ???

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Kandy
Day 2 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 3 : Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-Colombo
Explore the Emerald Isle

Explore the Emerald Isle
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

On Request
Explore the Emerald Isle / PC-113 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
Habarana-Anuradhapura-Habarana-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya-Habarana-Dambulla-Kandy-Pinnawela-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle-Kosgoda-Bentota

A 14 days round the Emerald Isle nation of Sri Lanka.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Habarana
Day 2 : Habarana-Anuradhapura-Habarana
Day 3 : Habarana-Polonnaruwa-Habarana
Day 4 : Habarana-Sigiriya-Habarana
Day 5 : Habarana-Dambulla-Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Pinnawela -Kandy
Day 7 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 : Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya
Day 9 : Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 10 : Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 11 : Yala-Galle-Kosgoda-Bentota
Day 12 : Bentota
Day 13 : Bentota
Day 14 : Bentota

Kandy, Sri Lanka Tours