Kandy City Tour From Kandy With Lunch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kandy
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Tour description

Your Friendly Driver meet & Pick you up From Hotels in Kandy Your First leg of the Temple of the Tooth

You will be starting your tour at 10:00 am from your hotel in Kandy. If you bring a packed breakfast you will be able to eat along the way. Your first destination in the city will be the Temple of the Tooth. The Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha has had much importance throughout the history of Sri Lanka. Being able to protect it and enshrine it was not only regarded as a symbol of piousness; but also, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of the country. As such the relic was enshrined wherever the capital of the country was during the era of the kings. As the last kings made Kandy their capital, the relic was enshrined in the royal palace; where it remains to this day.  You will be able to view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the many golden figurines in the shrine. There are many structures in the palace premises that you can visit.  At 11:00 am you will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Kandy; such as the gem crafters, wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too.  You will finish these tours by 1:00 pm and break for lunch at a local restaurant. After an enjoyable meal at your you will be able to go on to the next leg of your tour at 2:30pm. You will get to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya by 3:00pm. 147-acre premises of the gardens hosts over 4000 species of plants; including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Created early in the 19th century, the gardens have a significant amount of history that you will learn more about during your tour. You will also get to see famed plants such as the Cannonball Tree, the Giant Javan Fig tree, and the 40m tall Burma bamboo. You will complete your tour of the botanical gardens by 5:00 pm, and will then be returning to your hotel in Kandy; completing your tour.

What's included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-condition Car or Van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees(Temple of the Tooth,botanical garden)