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Kandy Day Tour: An Unforgettable Journey from Galle

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Tour Details

Discover Kandy with Our Exclusive Day Tour

Embark on a captivating Kandy day tour starting from Galle and experience the rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty of one of Sri Lanka’s most treasured cities. Known for its historical landmarks and lush landscapes, Kandy promises an enriching journey for travelers. As Lanka Tour Experts, we are excited to guide you through this beautiful city, ensuring an unforgettable day trip.

TOUR STARTGalle/Hikkaduwa/Bentota/Mirissa
TOUR ENDGalle/Mirissa/Hikkaduwa/Colombo
INCLUDED
Private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking driver for the entire journey
Guidance to locations
All government taxes
All travel expenses are covered, including highway tolls, fuel, and parking
NOT INCLUDED
Entry fees for the attractions and activities
Meals
Guide/driver tips

Highlights of the Kandy Day Tour


A Scenic Drive to Kandy

Your Kandy day tour begins with a picturesque drive from Galle, taking approximately four hours. Along the way, enjoy the changing landscapes as we ascend to the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Our experienced driver will ensure a comfortable journey, pointing out interesting sights along the route.

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Our first stop on the Kandy day tour is the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. These gardens are the largest and most impressive in Sri Lanka, boasting over 4,000 species of plants. Wander through the beautifully maintained gardens, admire the vibrant orchids, and take in the serene surroundings. This stop is perfect for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

Explore the Temple of the Tooth Relic

No Kandy day tour is complete without a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This sacred site houses a tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is one of the most venerated places in Sri Lanka. Explore the temple complex, learn about its historical significance, and witness the daily rituals performed by the monks. The temple’s stunning architecture and spiritual ambiance are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Lunch in Kandy

After a morning of exploration, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Kandy’s recommended restaurants. Our driver can suggest a few popular options where you can taste authentic Sri Lankan cuisine or opt for international dishes.

Leisurely Walk by Kandy Lake

Post-lunch, take a leisurely stroll around Kandy Lake. This beautiful man-made lake offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, spot local wildlife, and soak in the scenic views.

Shopping and Cultural Experiences

If time permits, explore Kandy’s vibrant markets and shops. From precious stones and handmade lace to intricate wood carvings, Kandy offers a diverse shopping experience. If you’re visiting in August, you might even catch a glimpse of the famous Kandy Esala Perahera, a grand procession held annually to honor the sacred tooth relic.

Typical Itinerary of Kandy Day Tour

  • Pick up from your hotel in Galle – Approximately 4 hours drive to Kandy
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden – Explore the extensive plant collections and beautiful landscapes
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant in Kandy – Enjoy a meal at one of the city’s popular dining spots
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic – Discover the historical and spiritual significance of this sacred temple
  • Leisurely walk by Kandy Lake – Relax and take in the scenic beauty of the lake
  • Return to Galle – Approximately 4 hours drive back

FAQs about Kandy Day Tour


1. How long is the drive from Galle to Kandy?

The drive from Galle to Kandy takes approximately four hours, depending on traffic conditions.

2. What should I wear when visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic?

When visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic, it’s important to dress modestly, ensuring your shoulders and knees are covered. Additionally, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering the temple.

3. Can I book Kandy day tour as a solo traveler?

Absolutely, the Kandy day tour is available for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups, and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

4. Is lunch included in the tour package?

Lunch is not included in the tour package, but our driver can recommend some excellent restaurants in Kandy where you can enjoy a meal.

5. What is the best time of year to take a Kandy day tour?

Kandy can be visited year-round. However, the weather is most pleasant from December to April. If you wish to experience the Kandy Esala Perahera, plan your visit in August.

Experience the best of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage with our expertly crafted Kandy day tour from Galle. Join Lanka Tour Experts for a memorable journey into the heart of this enchanting city.

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