One day tour, Summery of the tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage > Botanical Garden > Spices Garden > Sacred Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy > Cultural dancing show
Chiara Viaggi Srilanka representatives meet you at Colombo airport or Negombo hotel to do enjoyable and meaningful Kandy city tour with a well experience linguistic chauffeur. It is very much important to know that Kandy city is 115 KMs away from Colombo and 2 hours 30 mints drive by an a/c car. We are travelling to hill country, so the surrounding is very beautiful and green with bird eye view.
Kandy is most attractive and famous city not only among natives but also among foreign people because of its beauty. UNESCO did not had two minds to declare it as living World Heritage Site in 1988.It is the second largest city in Srilanka and 465 feet above the sea level. The surrounding mountain range, geographical setting and artificial lake bring much beauty to the city. A British Governor loved Kandy so much and he has experienced that Kandy is the most beautiful city among other cities in the world. The king’s palace and the British period buildings give us unique mixer of cultural new experience to the visitor. Kandy is home for the Sacred Tooth Relics of Buddha and it is the most venerable worshipping Relics to every Srilankans. It is the last capital for king’s era and mainly three kings have ruled Kandy kingdom in 15 century AD. So, the Kandy is politically and religiously well known place in Srilanka.
The places we visit on the way to Kandy
Pinnawela, Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawela elephant orphanage is another attractive place among the tourist who can visit, feed fruits or travel on elephant is available and these activities make much happiness for the visitors. The department of wildlife reservation set foundation to take care, medicine and nutrition the orphanage elephants which are found in jungle with wounds or helpless. Presently, there are more than 84 elephants and 24 baby elephants can be seen in the orphanage, you are able to feed milk to these baby elephants with milk bottles. The elephants are taking to the two times a day (10 am and 2 pm) to Maha Oya River for bathing, so the tourists too have the opportunity to walk with the elephant to the river to experience the elephants which are playing in the water. After unforgettable times with the elephant, we are heading towards Kandy and stop on the way at spice garden.
Spice in Srilanka,
Srilanka is a tropical county where there are lot of plants are growing due to suitable soil and climate conditions. Srilanka is very rich with endemic spice and herbal plants and they have magical taste and curing ability of different diseases. From ancient time, Arabians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Portuguese, Dutch and British were here in Srilanka specially to do trade on spices. You would have a good understanding and knowledge about spices (cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, nutmeg etc.) and herbal plants during this journey. Pineapple Garden , Taste Ripe Mango , Banana Plantation , Handi Crafts , Cashew nuts , Rubber Estates , Tea Estates After spice garden, you are taken to pineapple garden (Ananas comosus) where you can taste fresh ripe pineapple and it is edible multiple fruit in Srilanka. It is consumed fresh, cooked, juice, jam or desert and it takes six months to grow. The pineapple crown is used for next cultivation. Not only pineapple garden but also crane handicraft places, cashew nut village, rubber estates, (where we make natural rubber cutting the bark of the tree as a major export item) are some places where you get memorable experience.
We are reaching to Kandy for the lunch passing Embekke temple, (date back to 14 century AD) and it is very famous for wooden structure and great wood caving in ancient Srilanka. After lunch we are going to visit gem museum, batik factory and herbal massage place, then we are proceeding to the most important places that is the sacred Tooth Relic temple of Buddha.
Sacred tooth relic temple - Kandy
The Sacred Tooth Relic was introduced to Srilanka from India in 4 century AD for the protection from enemies during the king’s era .The Tooth Relic has become the Palladian of the royalty, that means nobody become the king without having the Sacred Tooth Relic in his hand. So it had played a great role in Srilankan history. When you reach the temple your heart and eyes might be rejoicing with experiencing and hearing of sound and meal offering of Sacred Tooth Relic. Who ever come to this place, use to offer some fragrant flowers and light lamps to Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha in religious manner to get peace of mind and get better life in next life as a tradition. You are too welcome to offer some flowers to Buddha to get peace of mind and happiness in your life. On the way back, we are going to Kirgama tea factory to see and test delicious cup of Srilankan original tea to quench our thirsty.
In the evening, we are coming back to airport or given destination after experiencing magnificent cultural dance with a joyful hearts from Kandy.