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Four Must – Visit Stops on a Day Trip to Kandy from Bentota, Sri Lanka

Aereal view of peradeniya botanical garden

Sri Lanka tour packages are available in many flavours, but most popular tour packages consist of two distinct parts namely round tour and beach stay, in this system, as the name denotes the travellers do the Sri lank tour first and visit important attraction then have a leisure time on a beach resort for several days before flying home. Just the beach holiday is the other most common holiday package booked by travellers in Sri Lanka, with this method, travellers opt for only a beach holiday package but then they undertake excursions to visit important cultural, historical, natural and other important tourist attractions.

Staying at a beach resort for many days and basking on the tropical sun could be tedious and boring task making you resort to some sort of outing to break the monotonous life in the beach resort. Almost all the hotels provide optional excursions through their travel desks. Or the excursions can be booked through the travel agents too. Since the Bentota is the most popular beach resort in the island large number of beach holiday lovers choose Bentota as their beach holiday resort. This article discusses the one day tour to Kandy from Bentota, while describing some of the places and attraction encountered on the way.

Sri Lank is a small island but there is a great deal of travel if you wish to explore this fascinating holiday destination. If it is to be adventurous and exiting it should be a private tour dedicated to you rather than a train or a bus trip.  Private tour allows you to make an itinerary at your own pace and comfort.  There are many places to do and see when you drive from Bentota to the mountainous region of Kandy. From Kelaniya to Kegalle, Mawanella, Peradeniya, the numerous Multi-colored towns and cities, dramatic rugged mountains, tea plantations, isolated patches of forests; this road trip really a fascinated one.  The cities are vivid in culture, history, ad beauty making them have their own identity. There are 4 stops that every tourist must make while they cruise through this rugged terrain.

Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Pinnawala elephant orphanage is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Sri Lanka and included in most tour itineraries.

Pinnawala elephant orphanage is undoubtedly the most popular attraction where elephants are in plenty. The place is ruled by several dozens of tames elephants. And they are looked after by mahouts and the whole project is funded by the zoological department of Sri Lanka. All elephants have to follow a routine here and it includes time for feeding, bath, and relaxation. If you wish to feed an orphan baby elephant make sure you arrive well ahead of the bottle feeding to grab a ticket. There is a big demand for bottle feeding in which the outsiders allow to feed an orphan baby elephant with a bottle of milk. After the bottle feeding, next interesting highlight of the elephant orphanage is the elephant bath. The herd is directed to the nearby river, where they have plenty of water, space and time to bath and play. You will find how difficult it is to control these mischievous jumbos even for the mahouts, who have years of experience working with elephants.

Tea factory/Tea estate

Nuwara eliya popular holiday spot in the mountains
Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Bandarawela and less popular Haputale are popular for cool clime

Tea is the most known product comes from Sri Lanka, which is still popular as Ceylon tea. There are several tea factories where you are able to see the production process of this world-renowned beverage. Most factories demand you nothing to show around and they also serve you a cup of un-blended freshly brewed Ceylon tea. Perhaps you will be able to see the colourfully dressed tea puckers, who vigorously remove the tender leaves of the tea bush. If you are a tea drinker and like to buy tea at an affordable price ask someone where the tea centre is. The tea centres offer you wide range of tea verities such as black tea, white tea, green tea and many other flavoured varieties as well.


tooth relic temple kandy
Tooth relic temple or dalada maligawa is the most important Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka and located in the city of Kandy.

This could very well be the highlight of the mountains of Sri Lanka with its charming neighbourhood and old world feel. The ancient city of Kandy is another world heritage site visited by hundreds of thousands of travellers every year. Downtown, Kandy is always busy with markets, shops, banks, supermarkets and local restaurants. At the southern tip of the town is the temple known as “Dalada Maligawa”, where your Kandy day trip winds up.  Next to the Dalada Maligawa is the Kandy Lake. Both temple and the Lake reside at the foothills of Udawattekele, which is a rainforest with many species of fauna and flora.

Peradeniya Royal botanical garden

Peradeniya botanical garden

This charming small town cannot be forgotten due to its fascinating green cover. This is a narrow strip of land set in between the Mahaweli River and a mountain. The main contributor to the popularity of Peradeniya is the Royal botanical garden. A visit to the Royal botanical garden is a must to complete the tour to Kandy. You need at least 1 hour to explore the interesting places of the garden even at a rapid phase. Don’t forget to grab a map of the garden as you buy the entrance ticket. It gives you a clear idea to find the best track to see the most with minimum time.

There are many dozens of interesting places in Kandy and surrounding area, but due to limited time, you may find it difficult to cover them all in a day. If you wish to take this Kandy day tour and see some of the interesting places in the mountains we are ready to assist you to organise this tour. Please write us on info@seerendipitytours.com

Four Must - Visit Stops on a Day Trip to Kandy from Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Four Must - Visit Stops on a Day Trip to Kandy from Bentota, Sri Lanka
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