Central & Kandy

Below are a few of the excursions we can offer in this area:

KANDY

  • City tour - to see the main features of Kandy
  • Cultural Show – performance of Kandyan dance, music and costume
  • Market visit - – enjoy the sights and sounds of an authentic Sri Lankan market
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – to see the many indigenous trees of Sri Lanka and the Orchid House
  • Temple of the Tooth – said to be where Lord Buddha’s tooth is kept

OUTSIDE OF KANDY

  • Aluvihare Temple (an hr north of Kandy) - famous Buddhist temple
  • Kithulgala (2hrs south-west of Kandy)
  • jungle walk
  • White water rafting – down the Keleni River – great experience!!
  • Knuckles Mountains - (an hr to 3hrs north-east of Kandy, depending on location) this is an astonishingly beautiful area that not many tourists visit. There are 17 mountains in the Knuckles Mountains which 5 different climatic regions. We can offer a number of walks from 1 to 5hrs taking in the fantastic scenery with mountains, paddyfields, rivers etc.
  • Pinnewala - (an hour and a half from Kandy)
  • Millennium Elephant Foundation – to see about 7 retired elephants or
  • Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage – to see about 70 rescued elephants playing in the river
  • Spice Garden to see how Sri Lankan herbs and spices are used in Ayurvedic medicine
  • Tea factory – to see how tea is produced
  • Three Temples Loop (just outside Kandy) – taking in 3 Hindu-Buddhist temples dating from 14th century – also a chance to see rural life in this area.
  • Veddahs- (3rs drive) these are the indigenous forest dwelling people of Sri Lanka – a chance to see their walk of life.
  • Wasgamuwa National Park - (3hrs east of Kandy) less busy than most Parks and famous for its elephants.

Central & Kandy Hotels

This luxury boutique hotel in Kandy (set in an elevated position) is about 2km out from the city centre so is very convenient for all the sites Sri Lanka is famous for. The perfectly situated hotel ha...

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Central & Kandy


This luxury hotel in Kandy has an enviable location about a 20 min drive out of city, on the side of a wooded hill, so it has fabulous views out over the valley. It does have a traditional Kandyan fee...

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Central & Kandy


This boutique hotel is situated about a 45mins drive from Kandy in the 500 acre Victoria Golf & Country Resort with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It really does have the wow factor...

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Central & Kandy


The Cinnamon Citadel Hotel in Kandy is large and conveniently situated a mere fifteen minutes from the city, overlooking the wide valley of the Mahaweli River. The perfect hub for your Sri Lankan adv...

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Central & Kandy


The Clove Villa is a chic seven bedroomed boutique hotel in Kandy that is about 10 minutes from the city centre. The hotel is easily accessible via both train and road and is conveniently located in...

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Central & Kandy


This simple bungalow is located deep inside the Knuckles Mountains (takes about an hour and half to get there from Kandy) using a very windy road. This is perfect for those who prefer get back to natu...

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Central & Kandy


This beautiful colonial house was once the home of a Ceylonese nobleman. In 2013, this was converted into a six bedroomed luxury boutique hotel which uses colonial furniture to good effect, in a moder...

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Central & Kandy


Ellerton is a delightful small boutique hotel that was originally a tea planter’s bungalow 100 years ago. It is located some 45mins from Kandy at being 2,400ft up, the climate is superb - there...

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Central & Kandy


Forest Edge offers a comfortable eco-friendly retreat on the banks of the famous Kelani River with wonderful panoramic views across the neighbouring tea plantations. A great hub for exploring the isl...

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Central & Kandy


This is a beautiful old stone built colonial bungalow set way off the beaten track deep in the heart of the fantastic Knuckles Mountains. It’s a 2hr drive from Kandy –and there is very lit...

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Central & Kandy


This modern budget hotel in Kandy is in a great position on a hill overlooking the city but being only a kilometre from the town centre, is very easy for site-seeing in Kandy. All the rooms offer the...

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Central & Kandy


Sitting within four acres of immaculate landscaped gardens, Hotel Suisse is perfectly located within central Kandy, right on the banks of the famous and historic Kandy Lake. This large hotel in the c...

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Central & Kandy


Offering excellent and affordable accommodation in Kandy, Hotel Thilanka has been recently refurbished to a very high standard throughout. The hotel is set up high on the hill overlooking the city of...

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Central & Kandy


Kandyan Manor is a traditional Walauwa located about a 20min drive from the centre of Kandy in and idyllic situation surrounded by rainforest and tea plantations. The manor house itself is very old an...

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Central & Kandy


This is a Resthouse and therefore by definition is more basic. Kithulgala is about a 2hr drive south-west of Kandy and is situated in the rainforest. It has a magnificent location set on the banks of...

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Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge is situated in a 25 acre tea plantation which is in the Knuckles Mountain range and at around 3200ft has amazing views down the valley. It is an extremely unusual hotel (t...

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This 100yr old bungalow was once formerly the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten when he was based in Ceylon during the 2nd World War. Having now been refurbished, it still retains a feel of that bygone V...

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This Hotel in Kitulgala is an old colonial rest house which has a delightful situation right beside the Keleni River. The restaurant terrace has great views over the Keleni River and the surrounding...

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This is a very special place to stay and really deserves their Certificate of Excellence 2014 from TripAdvisor. These renowned Sri Lankan eco-lodges in Digana are located right in the middle of the ju...

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Central & Kandy


Randholee Resort and Spa is set on a hill some 15mins drive from Kandy and has fantastic views over the city and mountains. Most of the rooms (and the pool) also enjoy these views from their balcony,...

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Central & Kandy


Rangala House is on the edge of the Knuckles Mountains about 75mins drive from Kandy- being a bit higher than Kandy, it feels a little cooler. Formerly a tea planters bungalow, it has been beautifully...

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The Estate House is set in a 62 acre private working tea and rubber estate. Having been built in 1926, this tea planter’s bungalow is a unique chance to experience a bygone era. It was completel...

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Royal River Resort is located up a small dirt track in the middle of the jungle some 25mins from the village of Kithulgala which in itself is about 2hrs from Kandy. The hotel itself has been built rig...

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Sir John’s Bungalow is located well within the Knuckles Mountains and has astonishingly beautiful views of the mountains and wilderness- these can also be enjoyed from the verandah. It’s a...

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Central & Kandy


This is a delightful small new luxury villa accommodation about a 15 minute drive from the centre of Kandy. Being set on a hill, all the rooms and the dining room have breath-taking views over Kandy a...

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Central & Kandy


The Kandy House is located some 30mins from the centre of Kandy in a secluded situation. It is a beautifully (and very sympathetically) converted 'Walauwa' (colonial manor house) which having been bro...

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Central & Kandy


This boutique hotel is a stunning old tea planter’s bungalow which is surrounded by the Helboda Tea Plantations, some 45 minutes’ drive from Kandy in Central Sri Lanka. Its hilltop locatio...

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Central & Kandy


Richmond House is a small boutique guest house set on a hill about a 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Kandy in the picturesque Sri Lankan Hill Country. It has a feel of a colonial style vil...

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Central & Kandy


Theva Residency is a very modern boutique hotel with astonishing views over Kandy from its hilltop location, and is a drive of about 15mins from the city centre. All the rooms are individual and are s...

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