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Best of Kandy in a Day – 8D Sri Lanka Guides
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Best of Kandy in a Day

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Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka Lies almost on the at the center of the Island. This city is surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. It houses the most sacred temple in Sri Lanka the temple of the tooth relic of buddha. Visit the iconic cultural Kandyan Dance Show that is unique to Kandy. From the many things to do in Kandy, a visit to royal botanical garden is famous among tourists. Check out our list of things in Kandy that you experience within a day.

  • Departure
    Kandy
  • Departure Time
    8.00am
  • Return Time
    Evening
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.Covered cloths for temples
  • Include
    Chauffer Guide / Driver (English Speaking)
    Transportation & Fuel
  • Not Included
    Expenses Of Personal Nature
    Airline Tickets & Visa
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Entrance & Activity Tickets
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
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PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Botanical GardenThe historic Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is a popular tourist and lovers' attraction, renowned for its rare tropical plants and collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, comprising of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.In 1821, Alexandar Moon formed the groundwork for the botanical garden. He used it for coffee and cinnamon plants. This is once of the biggest attractions in Kandy where every tourist who visit here try not to miss.

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CEYLON TEA FACTORY

Tea FactorySri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon. What many do not know is that Sri Lanka is one of the few countries where each tea leaf is picked by hand rather than by mechanization of modern technology. In general, these tea plants require constant nurturing and attention and the two leaves and a bud, which have the flavour and aroma, are skilfully plucked by mostly women. Old mechanism and machines are still being used in Ceylon tea factories. Take a guided tour around the tea factory and learn the about the tea production in Sri Lanka who is the number one tea producer for the world.
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CEYLON GEM MUSEUM

Ceylon Gems Since ancient times, Sri Lanka has been one of the top gem-producing countries in the world. In the past, this island was known as Ratnadeepa which means Island of Gems. Marco Polo wrote that the island had the best gems in the world. Serendib was the ancient name given to the island by the Middle Eastern and Persian traders. Records from sailors state that they brought back “jewels of Serendib”. The blue sapphires from Sri Lanka are known as Ceylon Sapphire. Ceylon Sapphires are reportedly unique in colour, clarity and lustre compared to the blue sapphires from other countries. The Blue Sapphires that adorn the British Crown and jewelleries are from Sri Lanka.
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KANDYAN CULTURAL SHOW

"Ves" dance, the most popular form of the Kandyan dance, originated from an ancient purification ritual. The elaborate ves costume, particularly the headgear, is considered sacred and is believed to belong to the deity, Kohomba. Only toward the end of the 19th century were ves dancers first invited to perform outside the precincts of the Kankariya Temple at the annual Kandy Esala Perahera festival.  The Kandyan Dance is iconic to Sri Lanka.
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TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC OF BUDDHA

Sri Lanka , kandyThis sacred Buddhist temple of the highest veneration in Sri Lanka, was a royal place of the Kandyan kings of the past. It houses Gautama Buddha's left canine tooth which is enshrined in a stupa decked with gems and gold jewelleries. Please note that you will not be able to see the tooth itself and the door to the stupa is usually closed. It is usually showcased only on rare special occasions.

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