Explore Kandy

Explore some of the arts and crafts that are made around Kandy, being able to visit some of the small rural communities, far away from other tourists. This is possibly the best place to see ‘local life’ in Sri Lanka. See drum making in Kurugala, mat-weaving in Dumbara before seeing the silver, brass and wood carving in Gadaladeniya. Back in Kandy, have the option of seeing the Botanical Gardens and Commonwealth War Cemetary followed by heading to Upper Lake Drive, from where you will have an amazing view of Kandy from above. Continue down into the town to walk through the local markets before visiting the Temple of the Tooth, home to the Buddha’s Tooth and known locally as the Dalada Maligawa, best visited in the early evening when they have an interesting pooja ceremony taking place.


A Summer holiday in Sri Lanka

Horathapola - Kandy - Cultural Triangle - Wilpattu National Park - Trincomalee - Negombo  

Most people think Sri Lanka is just a winter-sun destination, but much of the north and east of the county is perfect in the summer months.

15 days from £3654 p. p.

Ultimate Luxury Holiday to Sri Lanka

Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Hill Country - Southern Beaches  

Sri Lanka has it all; amazing luxury boutique hotels, fantastic experiences, breath-taking scenery, sumptuous cuisine and you can even hop around in a private helicopter.

14 days from £7020 p. p.

A Tour of Colonial Sri Lanka

Colombo - Kandy - Hill Country - Galle  

Delve into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, exploring the Portuguese, Dutch and British influences that have helped shape modern Sri Lanka.

  £3780 p. p.

A Family Holiday to Sri Lanka

Negombo - Hill Country - Kandy - South Coast Beaches  

Think Sri Lanka, and think of wild elephants, jungles, tea plantations, spices and palm-fringed beaches. All of which makes for a wonderful family adventure, designed to not involve too much driving which can always be a downside to travelling with children in Sri Lanka.

14 days from £1910 p. p.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Galle  

For those wanting a quick introduction to Sri Lanka, then this suggested private tour might well be your answer. Explore the Ancient Cities, the Tea Country and end on the south coast beaches.

10 days from £1755 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.

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Kandy House

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The Kandy House is a magnificent manor house located in the quiet outskirts of Kandy offering nine gorgeous rooms and a delightful pool.

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Elephant Stables

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Elephant Stables is a beautiful boutique villa in a peaceful location just 10 minutes from the centre of Kandy in Sri Lanka.

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Rosyth Estate, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Rosyth Estate House

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Rosyth Estate is a beautifully refurbished original planter’s bungalow set on a working tea and rubber estate in Sri Lanka’s scenic hill country.

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Taylor's Hill, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Taylor’s Hill

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Taylor’s Hill is a laid-back colonial country house in the tea hills of Sri Lanka and has a contemporary finish, perfect as a retreat from which to explore the hill country.

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Bougainvillea Retreat

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Bougainvillea Retreat has the feel of a private villa overlooking the mountains and golf courses surrounding Kandy.

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