Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy

Adventure Holidays to Kandy

Kandy is the laidback centre of the hill country, and was once the capital of a powerful Buddhist kingdom. Kandy is home to Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Said to have been snatched from the flames of his funeral pyre, the tooth is housed in a golden casket inside the Temple of the Tooth. Every day there are ceremonies at the Temple, where barefoot worshippers carrying lotus blossoms and frangipani file past the casket in reverence to this important religious relic. Otherwise Kandy has a peaceful, antiquated vibe that harks back to older days. Full of character it’s a great place to stroll around.
Wander through the streets and you see fruit vendors with coconut, jackfruit and pineapples piled high. Peeling paintwork clings to ramshackle buildings. Women in bright saris sell tasty treats from roadside stalls. Old boys chatter away on street corners as clapped out cars honk their way round town.

See the trips below for a great range of small group holidays to Kandy and Sri Lanka.

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Kandy Adventure Holidays

Discover Sri Lanka

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures, Solo Group

Discovery & Wildlife
16 days inc. flights
From £1,999
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
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Elepant Sarari near Giritale

Tropical Island Wanderer

Two weeks exploring the best that Sri Lanka has to offer, the perfect family destination

Guided Group, Family Group, Tailormade Adventures

Family Adventures
14 days inc. flights
From £2,049
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely
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