On this beguiling journey around Kandy. Your host will walk you through the highlights of one of Sri Lanka’s most pivotal cities.
Surrounded by the rolling landscape of middle Sri Lanka, Kandy, or Maha Nuwara (great city) in Sinhalese is great to explore on foot. Glide past Kandy Lake, witnessing glimpses of the Temple of the Tooth on your way to the British Garrison Cemetery, awash with intriguing stories of colonial residents. Experience the religious diversity of the island from the phenomenal temple grounds to an elegant church, effervescent kovil and past a local mosque. Break at the Empire Café before roaming busier streets packed with vendors and historical monuments. Finish your walk at Kandy’s enticing main market, brimming with native fruits and vegetables.
Your host has lived in Kandy his whole life, growing up and studying here before starting his own family. He has seen the city change much over the years and has an excellent grasp of local culture and Sri Lankan history. His easy-going style lends itself well to guiding others around his country and in 2014 he obtained his guiding license specializing in personalized travel and Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.