Kandy city tour- SIGHTSEEING
The city was born in the 14th century and became the capital of the Kandyan kingdom in the 16th century. It was the seat of much of Sri Lanka’s culture. The Royal City fell to the British in 1815, when the last Kandyan King, Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe was captured.
For Buddhists, Kandy is the sacred city. The focal point is the Dalada Maligawa also known as the temple of the tooth, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings.
Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music and dance and song which flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings.
The highlight of the year is the Kandy Esala Perahera, when a replica of the relic casket is taken in procession accompanied by exotically costumed drummers, dancers and about 80 – 100 caparisoned elephants during ten glittering nights in July/ August.
The beautiful city, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls, boasts of the Royal Botanical gardens at Peradeniya .
Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs of wood, copper, silver, brass and bronze. Ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewellery, rush and reed-ware too could be purchased. While in Kandy, an outing to a tea factory as well as a tea plantation should also be made to witness first hand, the process that leads to the creation of the famous ‘Ceylon Tea’.
Spice garden- SIGHTSEEING
Sri Lanka is known all over the world for its rare spices and herbs. In fact to spice lovers Sri Lankan spices mean an expression of a colorful history and delightful surprise, just like the Island.
At New Ranweli Spice and Herbal Garden you will get the chance of seeing how spices and herbs like Turmeric, Pepper Corns, Cloves, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Aloe Vera, etc. are grown in their natural environment.
Temple of the Tooth- SIGHTSEEING
Dalada Maligawa is also know as the temple of tooth relic.It is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Dalada Maligawa is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. After Buddha was cremated, his four canine teeth were taken from the ashes. These teeth are regarded as the holiest relics of Buddhism. King Vijayabahu II was succeeded by his son, who took the throne under the name Parakramabahu II . An erudite scholar, Parakramabahu II complied some of Sri Lanka's classical literary texts, including the Kavusilumina.
Kandy Lake- SIGHTSEEING
It is also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk. Around the lake, there is nice temples, shops, restaurants, and cafes so it’s really crowded. Kandy Lake, which is man-made, is a large stretch of water right in the center of Kandy. You can’t go anywhere in this capital city without passing along the shores of this lake. The west end is right in the middle of the Kandy attractions and the lake provides nice views in all directions. A walk around the whole thing would only be a few kilometers. Despite the rubbish in it, there is a lot of water life even close to the temples but it gets nicer and quieter if you head east.
Royal Botanical Gardens- SIGHTSEEING
The garden has more than 4000 species of plants. Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya has located about 5.5 km in the west of the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka.The garden includes a fine collection of orchids, a stately avenue of royal palms, the extraordinary, aptly named cannonball fruit tree and 40m-high Burma bamboo. Another big hit is the giant Javan fig tree on the great lawn, with its colossal central trunk and umbrella-like canopy of branches.
Tea Museum- SIGHTSEEING
Tea Museum at Hantane, three kilometres from Kandy city is served by a motorable road that circles the museum, provides easy access and adequate parking facilities for cars and tourist coaches. The museum consists of four floors. The ground floor and the second floor exhibit very old items of machinery and the first floor consist of a library and an auditorium with facilities for audio visual presentations. The third floor is allocated to tea sales outlets, where a selection of Sri Lanka's fine tea is available. The entire top floor is a tea cafe. A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya, Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor. The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are landscaped with different varieties of teas.
Cultural Show- SIGHTSEEING
The Kandy Lake Club Cultural Dance Show is a stimulating Sri Lankan Arts, Dance & Cultural Heritage Show that is a must see for any visitor who visits the historic city of Kandy. The Kandy Lake Club Dance started in 1982 with the view of having a cultural dance performance bringing together all Sri Lankan dance types to one platform. It is the first Cultural Dance Show of its kind to be established in Sri Lanka. It has since become a tourist attraction for many people visiting the country and keen on a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage. Hence it has been performing continuously for the last 35 years.
Hotel - Serene King's Villa
No.17, Udupussellawa Road
With a stay at Serene King's Villa in Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya District), you'll be minutes from Galway Forest Reserve and Victoria Park. This 4-star villa is within close proximity of Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and Pedro Tea Factory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 8 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
While the golfer in the family is out on the course, try one of the other recreational amenities offered, such as bicycles to rent. This villa also features complimentary wireless Internet access, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the villa's room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.