Kandy Tuk Tuk Tour by Lanka Safe Tours
Kandy City Tour by Tuk Tuk USD 35 for 1 to 3 PAX
The heritage city of the central province is known to everyone as Kandy city, and it is called The Great City (“Maha Nuwara”). It is situated in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Beautiful hills that are loaded with tropical vegetation around the city. Up to the British invasion of Sri Lanka in 1815, Kandy served as the nation’s capital. Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe was this intriguing city’s final ruler. August is the best month to visit Kandy since that is when the Kandy Perehara, the city’s most vibrant festival, takes place. The city hosts a 10-day celebration of this occasion, complete with drummers, elephants, dancers, and whip crackers.
Highlights of our Kandy tuk tuk tour
Your tuk-tuk will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) as the first stop of your Kandy tuk tuk tour. It is a highly important and sacred location for all Buddhists worldwide. It is the spot where the left canine tooth of the Buddha is revered. In 1988, UNESCO designated it as a world-historic site.
The Kandy Lake, often referred to as the Kiri Muhuda (“Sea of Milk”) by locals, is located right adjacent to the Dalada Maligawa. A man-made lake that was created in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe is located in the center of the city. The lake’s size has decreased with time, but it is a protected lake where fishing is not permitted. It’s a location to go for a peaceful stroll.
The next stop is the Bahirawakanda Temple, also known as Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya, which is famous for its enormous Buddha statue. It is located on Bahirawakanda hill. You may see the statue everywhere around Kandy City.
The tuk-tuk will transport you to the Kandy viewpoint, which offers a fantastic perspective of Kandy city, after you have visited Bahirawakanda.
The local market, a public municipal market located in the city’s heart, is where we will go after the view. The market has two storeys and a main interior courtyard.
The Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum is a tourist site that also educates visitors by covering every aspect of Sri Lanka’s 4.6 billion-year-old archeological past. Additionally, the museum has some of the world’s rarest minerals.
You will be going to the tea plantation as your next stop on the Kandy tuk tuk tour. Since Sri Lanka is well-known for its tea, a trip to a tea mill is a must. You will learn all about the tea manufacturing process here, from the tea leaf’s picking through its grinding.
After that, we’ll travel to the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, a stunning destination with over 4,000 different plant species spread across 147 acres of splendor. It is about 5.5 kilometers from Kandy city. With the majestic Mahaweli River flowing through it, the area is tranquil and serene.
The Kandy Cultural Dance Show, a breathtaking recreation of Sri Lankan dance, art, and cultural heritage, would be our final stop. You shouldn’t miss it; it is put on by the Kandy Lake club dance, which has been happening since 1982. Its main objective is to present all of the Sri Lankan dances on one platform. After being dropped off at the hotel, the Kandy tuk tuk tour comes to a close.
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