• Temple the tooth Kandy

Tour of Kandy, Peradeniya & Pinnawala elephant orphanage

A day excursion to visit the temple of the tooth relic of lord Buddha. A Day in the sacred city of Kandy, a visit to Pinnawala elephant orphanage and Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.


Overview

Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala

Itinerary is as follow.

  • Pickup form the airport, hotel or pre established meeting point
  • Heading towards Kandy
  • En route visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Kandy city tour
  • Visiting temple of the sacred tooth relic
  • Market place
  • Handy-craft shops
  • Lunch/meal break
  • Gem Museums (shops)
  • Cultural show which includes a fire walking performance at the end
  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Return

Top Things To Do

Highlights of Kandy, Peradeniya & Pinnawala Tour

Temple of the tooth relic

view of the Kandy temple over the lake

Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sri Lanka's most sacred and important temple is built to safeguard a tooth relic of lord Buddha. This golden-roofed temple is a must visit for every traveller to witness the rituals, the myths and the traditions of the Sri Lankan culture.

Aluth Maligawa

Aluth Maligawa new temple complex Kandy

The first floor of this three storey temple houses dozens of sitting Buddhas donated by thai devotees. Upper two floors of the Aluth Maligawa contains Sri Dalada Museum.

Audience hall & Rajah Tusker hall

Rajah, the temple's tusker

Audience hall is an 19th-century open air pavilion with stone columns carved to look like wooden. The Audience hall is accessible only via the temple of sacred tooth relic. The Adjacent Rajah Tusker hall is dedicated in the memories of the temple's tusker who died in 1988

World Buddhist Museum

world buddhist museum

World Buddhist Museum contains lots of photographs, models and displays illustrating Buddhism around the world

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala elephant orphanage, nursery

The world's largest captive elephant herd is at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. A government own institution is actually a nursing home. Here baby elephants are bottled-fed with milk, Taken to the river to bath at scheduled times.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

canon ball tree at Peradeniya royal botanical garden

The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimala Dharma. Today, The Royal Botanical Garden is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.[1] Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka.

Cultural Show

Kandy cultural show with fire-walking

A series of traditional dancing performance and cultural highlights are staged on educational and entertaining purpose. There is a live fire-walking performance at the end of the show.

Kandy Gem Shops

Kandy gem shops

There are several good gem shops in Kandy wherer a visitor learn the process of gem mining, cutting and polishing. Not actually museums, but they are nice places to admire or even buy gems. Entrance free!

With us you will have

Complete freedom

The above is only a rough outline of the sheduled tour. If there is any place of interest that you like to visit, let your guide know it before hand so that he might re-adjust the route and re-calculate the times according to your needs.

Air conditioned vehicles

We use semi-luxury, air-conditioned vehicles. Our fleet is relatively new and well maintained. Vehicle models vary from Toyota Allion or Prius (both hybrid) for cars and KIA Sorrento or Mitsubishi Pajero for SUVs.

Experienced chauffeurs.

You will be accompanied to visit the year old tourits attraction and the hot pic of the season.

Pick up from your location

You will be picked up from a pre established location, from the airport or from your hotel/lodge. At the end of the tour you will be accompanied to tour hotel/lodge or to the airport whichever the convenient option for you. Pick up or drop off within Negombo city limits and up to Kochchikade river, to/from Colombo international airport are free of charge. For any other location please contact us for a quotation.


Extra details of the tour

Tour Kandy Pinnawala Peradeniya rent air-conditioned luxury vehicle with driver

Transport Chauffeur

During the tour you will be travelling in air conditioned semi-luxury vehicles. The chauffeur (driver guide) will keep the conversation informative and entertaining explaining you the places you visit(where applicable) and the country in general and also answering any questions you have.

You will be picked up from a pre established location, from the airport or from your hotel/lodge. At the end of the tour you will be accompanied to your hotel/lodge or to the airport whichever the convenient option for you.

Pick up or drop off within Negombo city limits and up to Kochchikade river, Colombo city limits up to Mt. Lavinia and to/from Colombo international airport are free of charge. For any other location please contact us for a quotation.

Duration Going/Returning + Visits

Tour Duration is to be intended as the sum of the follwing - Time to reach the destination, the visit or the visits to the historical sites and accomapying you back to your hotel/lodge/pre-established drop off location etc. Our intention is to provide you an excellent service, therefore we are flexible on the schedule.

Sightseeings Chauffeur/Local guides

Your guide will take you through the sightseeings and explain you in-detail about the attractions. We may or may not use assistance of local guides/city guides where required without you are being billed for the extra service.


Please note that, the below prices are not inclusive of entrance fees, meals, snaks, expenses of personal nature and tips etc.

# Visitors Duration Flat Rate
1 to 3 pax 10 Hours circa $100
4 pax 10 Hours circa $120
5 pax 10 Hours circa $140
6 pax 10 Hours circa $155
7 pax 10 Hours circa $180
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