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

Discovery & Wildlife
16 days inc. flights
From £2,049
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
4.6 / 5
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  • Premium

Discover Sri Lanka - Premium

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of Sri Lanka, a diverse and inspiring island

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures, Premium

Discovery & Wildlife
16 days inc. flights
From £2,399
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
4.7 / 5
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Highlands of Sri Lanka

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

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Walking & Trekking
16 days inc. flights
From £2,199
Activity Rating - Moderate
4.7 / 5
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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
4.7 / 5
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North Sri Lanka Revealed

A comprehensive journey discovering this inspiring island focusing on the undiscovered northern regions

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
18 days inc. flights
From £2,179
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
  • New

Sri Lanka Mixed Activity

Enjoy kayaking, cyling and white water rafting on an action-packed adventure around Sri Lanka

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
11 days inc. flights
From £1,999
Activity Rating - Moderate