A tour of Kandy city can easily be arranged by our jeep, tuk tuk or local bus. We encourage guests to take the bus as it is an experience of its own besides also being very cheap. In Kandy you are free to walk about in the town, visit the Maligawa - Temple of the Tooth (of The Buddha), go shopping, visit the Central Market, or have a cup of tea or coffee or even a cool beer in an old cafe overlooking the busy streets. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is only 5 KM away from the city.
Leave at 08:15 after breakfast to be on time for the ceremony at the Temple of The Tooth (Rs. 1.500,- entrance) which begins at 09:30 and ends at 10:30. Walk through the city center to the Municipal Market and the Botanical Gardens (6 KM from the city: Rs. 1.500,- entrance). Return to the Lodge at around 16:00.
Price: Rs. 4.000,- maximum 3 in a car or 6 in a van (vehicle hire only). Add Rs. 1.500,- for qualified Guide who will be with you during entire tour.
By Public Transport
Leave by at 07:45 after an early breakfast if you wish to see the start of the ceremony. The walk to the bus halt is approx. 1,5 km downhill and the bus drive to Kandy is approx. 45 minutes. In Kandy visit the temple of The Tooth (Rs. 1.500,-), Municipal Market and the Botanical Gardens (Rs. 1.500,-). Return to the lodge around 18:00 by tuk-tuk the last 1,5 km uphill.
Price: Rs. 500 p.p. without Guide and Rs. 1.500,- p.p. with Guide