Sacred City of Kandy tour
Kandy, a famed tourist destination is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Located in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, it is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo. The beautiful city, surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls, is truly some sort of a paradise. Kandy is an impressive place for shopping giving away souvenirs of wood, copper, silver, brass, and bronze. You also get to purchase antiques, ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewelry, rush, and reed-ware. While wandering in Kandy, an outing to a tea factory as well as a tea plantation should also be made to witness first hand. Here you will get to know the process that leads to the production of the famous ‘Ceylon Tea’. The Royal Botanical Gardens which is also known as the Peradeniya Gardens is popular for its variety of orchids, medicinal plants, herbs, and spices. The construction of this well-manicured gardens dates long back to 1371 during the reign of King Wickramabahu III who kept court near the Mahaweli river. Today a renowned commercial city, Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara, which is a huge cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August. It is one of the most colourful successions in the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers with a parade of ornamented elephants perform in the streets of Kandy, leading tusker carrying the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, while the bystanders pay homage to it. Moving along the streets for seven consecutive nights the procession concludes on the day of the August full moon. We at BestWay2India assure you an experience of lifetime through our complete Kandy tour package—an experience that you will always keep close to your heart.