After breakfast head south to Kandy. En route you’ll visit the Dambulla cave temples and a spice garden in Matale.
Dambulla is famous for the five cave temples on a rock which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. All five caves’ walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings also found here.
At the Spice Garden at Matale you’ll see the luscious cinnamon, cardamom and pepper plants as well as being able to purchase authentic local spices. If you like you are able to have a Sri Lankan style homemade lunch at the Spice Garden.
In the afternoon in Kandy you will visit a gem factory where you will see gems of all types that are found in Sri Lanka and observe the skilled workers cutting and polishing the jewels.
You will also visit the Kandy Garrison cemetery. It’s a beautifully kept garden cemetery founded in 1817 for the internment of British-era colonists and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
You then have the option to visit the cultural show in Kandy to witness traditional dancing and performances.
Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy.
Swiss Residence Hotel Kandy 3*
Ozo Kandy Hotel 4*
Mahaweli Reach Hotel Kandy 5*