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Kandy

Sri Lanka

Why Kandy?

Admire the scenic vistas and inspirational temples

Kandy is a friendly city in the centre of the country. It is known for the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, which reportedly houses a tooth of Buddha. It is set amidst verdant mountains and is home to the beautifully scenic Kandy Lake.

Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!

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Kandy Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Kandy.

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth

The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth, as it is kept in a gold casket. As well as the main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums.

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy Lake

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Kandy Lake, stopping from time time to time to admire the view from the handily placed lakeside seats. The most scenic section is the area around the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Museum

Located in the old Hantane Tea Factory, which dates back to 1925, just south of Kandy. Abandoned for more than a decade, it has been refurbished and is filled with exhibits on tea pioneers James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, as well as vintage tea-processing equipment. A guided tour is included in the price of the ticket followed by a complimentary cup of tea.

A selection of tours to Kandy

  • Sigiriya Rock Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka & The Maldives Group Tour Culture

    Sri Lanka Highlights

    12 day tour from £2,099

    This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka includes history, wildlife, tea and beaches

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    Sri Lanka & The Maldives Tailor Made Beach

    Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

    16 day tour from £2,295

    Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural and scenic highlights, including the Cultural Triangle, a tea plantation and a jeep safari, on this memorable 16 day tour.

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    Sri Lanka & The Maldives Tailor Made Nature

    Explore Sri Lanka

    16 day tour from £2,599

    This itinerary delves deep into this fascinating and diverse country, revealing an abundance of sights and experiences.

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