KANDY Day Excursion – Private Tour
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KANDY Day Excursion – Private Tour
Experience a day filled with captivating sights and cultural wonders on our Kandy Excursion. We will begin by picking you up from your beach hotel in Bentota, as the sun rises on this enchanting day at 5.30 a.m.. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.
Our first stop takes us to the world-renowned Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. As we arrive, prepare to be amazed by the heartwarming sight of adorable baby elephants being fed their morning milk at 9.15 a.m. It’s a truly magical experience that showcases the love and care provided to these gentle giants.
Continuing our journey, we move on to witness an extraordinary event – the elephant bathing At 10 a.m., we’ll find ourselves at the river, where you can observe these magnificent creatures joyfully splashing and frolicking in the water. The interaction between elephants and their mahouts is a fascinating display of trust and companionship.
Next, we embark on a scenic drive to Kandy, with a delightful stop en route at a spice garden in Mawanella. Here, you’ll be surrounded by the fragrant aroma of herbs and spices that make Sri Lankan cuisine so unique. Learn about the various spices and their traditional uses while strolling through the lush gardens.
Arriving in Kandy, we delve into its rich cultural heritage by visiting the iconic Temple of the Tooth. This sacred temple is believed to house one of Buddha’s precious teeth, making it a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists worldwide. Take a moment to marvel at the temple’s intricate architecture and soak in the spiritual ambiance that permeates the air.
Our exploration continues as we visit a gem factory, where you will encounter a dazzling array of gems found exclusively in Sri Lanka. Learn about the gemstone mining process and witness skilled artisans meticulously cutting and polishing these precious stones. The craftsmanship on display is a testament to Sri Lanka’s reputation as a gemstone hub.
For a glimpse into the colonial past, we make our way to the Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Established in 1817, this beautifully maintained garden cemetery serves as the final resting place for British-era colonists. Managed by the Commonwealth War Graves, it serves as a poignant reminder of the shared history between Sri Lanka and the British Empire.
In the afternoon, we take a leisurely stroll through the breathtaking Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Spread across 60 hectares, these stunning gardens house an extensive collection of rare and exotic flora. Marvel at the vibrant colors and delicate fragrances as you meander through the well-manicured pathways. Don’t miss the majestic avenue of royal palm trees, a sight that will leave you in awe.
Before concluding our excursion, we pay a visit to a tea factory in Giragama. Immerse yourself in the world of Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka’s most famous export. Learn about the intricacies of tea production, from plucking the tender leaves to the meticulous processing that creates the perfect cup of tea. Indulge in a delightful tea tasting experience, savoring the distinct flavors and aromas of this beloved beverage.
As the day draws to a close, we embark on the return journey to your hotel. Reflect on the incredible experiences and newfound knowledge gained throughout the day, as you carry the memories of this Kandy Excursion with you forever.
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14 Hours Before Flight Time
Experience the wonders of our Kandy Excursion, a journey that will immerse you in the beauty and culture of Sri Lanka. Witness adorable baby elephants being fed and enjoy their playful bathing ritual at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Explore the sacred Temple of the Tooth and a gem factory, where you’ll discover the art of gemstone cutting and polishing. Pay tribute to the past at the Kandy Garrison Cemetery and wander through the stunning Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Finally, learn about the tea-making process and savor a tea tasting at a tea factory. Prepare to be enchanted by the sights, flavors, and rich heritage of this incredible tour.