Introduction to Kandy
Want to escape the heat in the plains? Head over to the hill city of Kandy, locally known as Maha Nuvara. It is the second-largest city of Sri Lanka and an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination, especially for those belonging to the Theravada school. There is also the charm of being surrounded by tropical plantations in the hills and the most important cash crop is Ceylon tea, samples of which can easily be purchased in the city.
The rich heritage of the island country is obvious from the attractions of Kandy. While the old monarchy is represented by the palace and the manmade lake, the influence of the colonial rule is evident in its architecture. The botanical gardens pay testimony to the love the Europeans had for the greens and also provide a wonderful retreat to visitors today. It is indeed worth a visit.
- Meeting and Tour Starting Point: from Colombo or any Hotel in Colombo
- Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route
- Proceed to Kandy
- Visit Temple of Tooth
- Lake Round & shopping trip in the streets of Kandy
- Pickup and drop-off in Airport or Colombo
- All Transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
You can customize your tour package on your own for experiencing Sri Lanka in your own way. I can also lend you a helping hand in designing a perfect customized holiday, if you would like so. Contact me with details regarding travel period, budget and number of people travelling. Accordingly I will write up a detailed itinerary along with a quotation and get back to you as soon as possible.