Kandy Day Tour

Kandy, more popularly known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, is an attractive tourist destination. Its history dates back to the 15th century, when it was the last royal capital of the country. The city is 115km from Colombo and is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy has an abundance of culture around it; the Temple of the Tooth being the most popular attraction. The centre of the city is situated in a valley which is elevated at 600m above sea level. Kandy Lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers and today, it is a scenic centre piece of the town. Also, home to an international cricket stadium, Kandy brings in thousands of cricket fans. Sports, religion, history and culture, Kandy has it all! A Day tour of Kandy should not be missed out on your tour of Sri Lanka.

Summary of the Tour


Hotel - Tour - Drop

When to go

Throughout the year is ideal. This tour usually begins at 7.00a.m as mornings are the ideal time to visit the Pinnawella elephant orphanage.

Is this Day Tour for me?

This tour is ideal for those who love to explore the culture and are fans of elephants in particular.

Can it be tailor-made?

Yes, we can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.

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Places you will visit

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Established in 1975, Pinnawala elephant orphanage is a breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. The aim of the orphanage is to protect and care for the orphaned elephants in the jungles of the island. A natural habitat is presented to the elephants where they are taken to the river twice a day and elephants below three years are bottle fed by volunteers.

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Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are renowned for their beautifulflowers and trees; orchids in particular. The name Royal comes in because they were once upon a time only open to the Kandyan royalty. With 60 hectares of land, covering 2500 square feet, this is Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive Botanical Gardens.

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Dalada Maligawa

Dalada Maligawa

Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden Temple or the Temple of the Tooth is a venerated Buddhist worship location as it preserves the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A noticeable feature of the Temple is the golden canopy that makes it easily identifiable from far away.

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Spice Garden

Spice garden

Enjoy Sri Lanka's world renowned spices in a garden where it smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace that overwhelm your senses!

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Kandy City Tour

Kandy City Tour

A tour of the heart of the city of Kandy, including the scenic Kandy Lake.

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Things you will do

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Royal Botanical Garden

Visit the Temple of the Tooth

Spice Garden


  • Conservative, yet cooling clothes are advisable.
  • Shop for ‘Batik’ material clothing in Kandy.
  • Have a snack or meal at one of the roadside ‘hotels’, popular for local short eats and cuisine.


  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the beauty and the culture.
  • Don’t be surprised if a 5km distance takes 30 minutes to reach.
  • Don’t bargain unless you really want to purchase. It is considered offensive.

How they experienced it

Very good tour operator service. We covered Pinnawala, Kandy, river rafting, Colombo City Tour and much more. Our travel guide Asela was very friendly and possessed good knowledge about the places covered. He took us to good places to eat and also arranged a very delicious home made Sri-Lankan meal for us. We had a spacious and comfortable car good enough for five of us along with the two members of the staff. I recommend Blue Lanka tours for travel to Sri Lanka.
rsharma22 - Gurgaon, India

Not to Miss

  • The Esala Perahera – an enormous and lavish Buddhist procession
  • Interact with orphaned elephants
  • Souvenirs of the Sinhalese capital - Kandy

In a Gist

Who is it for

Culture lovers

What it covers

Highlights of the Sinhalese capital of Sri Lanka: temple, lake, elephants and more!

Comfort Level


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