Experiencing the Essence of Kandy - A Captivating Day Tour

Tour Introduction

Embark on a captivating day tour in Kandy, a city steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. From exploring revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites to witnessing the vibrant traditions of Sri Lankan dance, this tour promises an enriching experience. Wander through the lush Royal Botanical Garden, get closer to nature at Udawattakale Forest Reserve, and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the scenic Kandy Lake. End the day with a delectable taste of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at one of Kandy’s finest restaurants.


  • Departure: Colombo/Kandy Airport
  • Distance: Approximately 104-140 km from Colombo to Kandy (3-3.5 hours by car), 137.7 km road distance. From Colombo Airport to Kandy, it takes about 1 hour and 54 minutes by car.
Our journey begins as we depart from Colombo or Kandy Airport and head towards the enchanting city of Kandy.
Our first stop is the revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kandy's most iconic attraction. Witness the cultural and spiritual significance of this temple, which houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
Next, we'll visit the magnificent Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya, just outside Kandy. Marvel at the vast collection of orchids and other exotic flora in this serene paradise.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.
Explore the natural beauty of the Udawattakale Forest Reserve, located behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Discover a diverse range of bird and animal species as you take a leisurely walk through this enchanting forest.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Sri Lankan dance with a captivating cultural dance performance. Admire the colorful costumes and rhythmic movements of this ancient art form.
Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque Kandy Lake, located at the heart of the city. Enjoy the serene ambiance and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
End the day with a delightful local dinner at one of Kandy's finest restaurants. Relish the authentic flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine and embrace the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality.
As the day comes to an end, we'll return to Colombo or Kandy Airport, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable day in Kandy.

Important Information

  • What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, camera, and an open heart to embrace the local culture.
  • Safety: All activities will be conducted with safety in mind, and experienced guides will accompany you throughout the tour.


This Kandy day tour is a remarkable journey through culture, history, and nature, showcasing the best of Sri Lanka’s charm. From sacred temples to enchanting dance performances, lush botanical gardens, and peaceful forest reserves, this tour offers a perfect blend of experiences. Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Kandy, leaving with cherished memories of this fascinating city. Book your spot now and get ready to be captivated by the essence of Kandy.

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