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Holidays in Kandy, Sri Lanka

  • The botanical gardens at Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Flower seller outside the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Flags in the garden of the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is the laidback centre of the hill country, and was once the capital of a powerful Buddhist kingdom. Kandy is home to Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Said to have been snatched from the flames of his funeral pyre, the tooth is housed in a golden casket inside the Temple of the Tooth. Every day there are ceremonies at the Temple, where barefoot worshippers carrying lotus blossoms and frangipani file past the casket in reverence to this important religious relic. Otherwise Kandy has a peaceful, antiquated vibe that harks back to older days. Full of character it’s a great place to stroll around.
Wander through the streets and you see fruit vendors with coconut, jackfruit and pineapples piled high. Peeling paintwork clings to ramshackle buildings. Women in bright saris sell tasty treats from roadside stalls. Old boys chatter away on street corners as clapped out cars honk their way round town.

See the trips below for a great range of small group holidays to Kandy and Sri Lanka.

 

Kandy Holidays

Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

14 days From
USD $2,500.00

Explore rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike

  • Ride along tranquil backroads
  • Cycle through tea estates up to Nurawa Eliya
  • Search for a Leopard in Yala National Park
Sri Lankan Highlights

Sri Lankan Highlights

8 days From
USD $1,385.00

A week experiencing the very best of the Island of Serendipity, Sri Lanka.

  • Climb the rock fortress at Sigiriya
  • Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy
  • Cycle along tranquil backroads
Discover Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka

15 days From
USD $2,150.00

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

  • Discover ancient cities
  • Enjoy the cool highlands and wildlife
  • Relax on superb beaches
Highlands of Sri Lanka

 Highlands of Sri Lanka

15 days From
USD $2,535.00

Spend two weeks walking and exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

  • Walk through rice paddy fields and tea plantations
  • Trek to the summit of Adam's Peak
  • Search for Leopard in Yala National Park

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