Spend Two Days in Kandy with The Visit Lanka Tours
Are you looking to spend 2 days in Kandy? If yes, you are in the right place. This guide was created for those who want to spend two nights in beautiful Kandy. Before we talk about more, let us give you an introduction to Kandy.
Kandy is the capital of the Central Province in Sri Lanka. It is considered one of the major cities in the country. Being a mountain city, it has an attractive environment and pleasant weather all around the year. The elevation of the city is 447 m above sea level. The average annual temperature is 24.5 °C, and the average annual rainfall is around 2500 mm.
The city has a lengthy history. In the 14th century, King Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu chose Kandy as his capital. Kandy and the surrounding hill country were considered a sub-kingdom of Sri Lanka at the time. After the Portuguese captured Kotte kingdom in the 16th century, the Kandyan Kingdom became the country’s major Sinhala kingdom.In the 16th century, Kandy city was home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, from which the King ruled the entire hill country. The Portuguese, Dutch, and British tried several times to capture the kingdom. But they failed due to the topographical advantage of the area. Later, the British successfully captured the Kandyan Kingdom in 1815, and the Sinhala Kingdom came to an end. When the British left Sri Lanka in 1948, they developed the Kandy-Colombo major route and other infrastructure facilities in the area.
Apart from those facts, Kandy is a fabulous place for travelers. There are so many fantastic spots to travel inside the city and outside the city. The area is superb for hikers and trekkers. Not only them, but it is also nice for cultural tours and sightseeing tours. The beauty of the city and its surrounding areas cannot be covered in a single day. As a result, spending two days in Kandy is a wise decision for any traveler.
2 days in Kandy with The Visit Lanka Tours
We have two options for your first day in Kandy. As your first day of sightseeing, you can choose between Nuwara Eliya and Sigiriya.
Option 1: Kandy to Sigiriya and back to Kandy Hotel
After taking breakfast at your hotel in the morning, you will travel to Sigiriya. From there, you will climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Then you will visit Dambulla Golden Temple and the Old Cave Temple. On the way to Kandy, you will visit the Matale Hindu Temple and Matale Spice Garden. Then you will come to your Kandy hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Option 2: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and Back to Kandy
After your breakfast in the Kandy hotel, you will travel to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, you will visit the Nuwara Eliya Post Office and Gregory Lake. According to the time, we can arrange a few more nice locations to visit in Nuwara Eliya. On the way to Kandy, you will visit the Damro Tea Estate and Tea Factory. After that, we will visit Ramboda Ella Waterfall before coming to the Kandy hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Kandy City Tour
On the second day, you will visit the most important places in Kandy. After breakfast, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Then you will visit Kandy View Point and Bahirawakanda Temple. Later, you will visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden. We will drop you off at the Kandy Hotel after you have finished your two days in Kandy.
Places to Visit During 2 Days in Kandy
- Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Kandy View Point
- Bahirawakanda Temple
- Peradeniya Botanical Garden
- Matale Hindu Temple
- Matale Spice Garden
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Ramboda Falls
- Damro Tea Plantation and Factory
- Nuwara Eliya Post Office
- Gregory Lake & Park
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