Day Tours, Sri Lanka.

Colombo to Kandy Cultural Odyssey.

Embark on a captivating journey from Colombo to Kandy, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka’s hill capital. Explore ancient temples, lush botanical gardens, and witness traditional Kandyan dance performances, all amidst the scenic beauty of the central highlands.

Tour Highlights:

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Gadaladeniya Temple
  • Lankathilake Temple
  • Tea factory
  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Departure at 7:00 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Included

    All parking and highway charges where applicable
    All Taxes
    English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    Mineral Water on Tour
    Transfers by private AC vehicles
  • Not Included

    Assistant at the Airport
    Breakfast & Dinner

One Day Tours: Departure from Colombo at 7:00AM

Embark on a day tour from Colombo to the historic city of Kandy, where you can discover the renowned Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic. A visit to Kandy is a must during your Sri Lanka holiday, with the scenic drive taking around four hours. We recommend enjoying lunch in the city, and our driver can suggest some excellent restaurants. Afterward, delve into the Temple of the Tooth Relic, explore the Kandy Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Kandy Lake. Our return journey begins around 5 pm, with the trip back to Colombo lasting four hours.

Discovering Kandy in a Day

Kandy, a picturesque city in Sri Lanka, is famed for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Encompassing an area of about 1940 square kilometers, it holds UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Key attractions include the Old Royal Palace and the esteemed Temple of the Tooth, housing Buddha’s sacred tooth, making Kandy a place of great significance for Buddhists. The city also boasts holy sites like the Gadaladeniya Temple and the Lankathilake Temple.

Kandy offers an enticing shopping experience with souvenirs ranging from precious stones to handmade lace and stone and wooden carvings. Visitors in August can witness the Kandy Esala Perehera, an annual ritual at the Sacred Tooth Temple. Opting for Kandy as your vacation destination promises a cultural and enriching experience.
Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden
During your day tour in Kandy, don't miss the chance to explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest in Asia. Nestled in Kandy's Mediterranean climate, these gardens are bordered by the Mahaweli River and showcase a diverse array of plant species. Peradeniya town lies 110km from Colombo, and a brief 6km drive over the Peradeniya Bridge brings you to Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth.
Typical Itinerary for the Kandy Day Tour
  • Pick up from your Colombo hotel and transfer to Kandy – approximately a 3-hour drive.
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, founded in 1821, featuring over 4000 plant species.
  • Enjoy lunch at a recommended restaurant.
  • Explore the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, a must-visit sacred temple in Sri Lanka.
  • Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive.

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