… Kandy, the Hill Capital was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. The King's palace, audience hall, King's bath, the archaeological museum must not be missed by any visitor to Kandy.
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya (109 km. from Colombo) near Kandy was laid out in 1821 by the British colonial rulers This attractively laid out garden displays many varieties of floral and green plants.
Special features are the Orchid House which displays a fine collection of Sri Lankan orchids. Kandy Lake in the city centre enhancing its beauty is the work of the last King of Kandy. The King had a pleasure house on the little island in the lake.
A walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens, and a visit to the University of Peradeniya. Also a late evening visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and views a Cultural Kandyan dance performance.
Overnight at Citadel Hotel / Mahaweli Reach Hotel