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Explore Historic Gems Kandy City Walking Tour



4 hours

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Explore the Rich Culture of Kandy with Our Hosted City Walking Tour

Duration: 4 Hours
Available: All Year
Price: $30 per person, $50 for two persons

Discover Kandy’s Hidden Gems and Historic Charms

Embark on the ultimate cultural exploration with our Kandy City Walking Tour. Hosted by a local expert who has lived and breathed the city’s history, this tour offers a unique insider’s perspective that you won’t find anywhere else. Perfect for all ages, this family-friendly tour provides a captivating experience through the heart of Kandy.


  • Expert Local Guide: Learn from a Kandy native who offers deep insights into the city’s culture and history.
  • All Entry Fees: Access to all sites without any additional costs.
  • Refreshments: Enjoy local flavors with cocktails, coffee, and other refreshments included in your tour.

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Tour Plan

  • Helga’s Folly: Enjoy a unique cocktail at Helga's Folly, an artistic haven that many visitors see but few truly experience. Hear stories about the eccentric personalities and events that have colored this iconic spot.
  • Queens Hotel: Delve into the history of the Queens Hotel, a landmark of colonial elegance. Learn about its historical guests and its enduring legacy in the heart of Kandy.
  • Coffee Planters Monument: Pay a visit to this monument that commemorates the pioneers of Sri Lanka’s coffee industry, a key chapter in the city's commercial history.
  • Headman’s Lodge: Explore this historical residence and discover the tales of local governance and daily life in colonial times.
  • St. Paul’s Church: Reflect at this architectural gem, which stands as a testament to Kandy’s multicultural and multi-religious heritage.
  • Old Sri Lankan Mansions: Wander through six historic mansions, each telling its own story of architectural grandeur and the families who lived there.
  • Royal Bar: Take a refreshing break with exclusive beverages at the Royal Bar, a favorite among locals for its relaxed atmosphere and historic setting.
  • Colombo Street: Stroll down Colombo Street, a bustling thoroughfare that offers a slice of modern Kandyan life amidst historical surroundings.
  • Katharagama Temple: Experience the spiritual ambiance of Katharagama Temple, a sacred site revered by many of Sri Lanka’s religious communities.
  • Wholesale Marketplace: Dive into the vibrant chaos of the local wholesale marketplace, a hub of trade and lively exchanges.
  • Casamara Rooftop: Conclude your tour with breathtaking views from the Casamara rooftop, overlooking Kandy’s landscape—a perfect spot for reflection and photography.
  • Tuk Tuk Ride: Navigate the streets of Kandy in a tuk tuk, adding an authentic touch to your city exploration, allowing you to see Kandy from the intimate perspective of its daily commuters.
  • Viewpoint: Visit a special viewpoint that offers spectacular vistas of the city, a spot known mostly to locals like your guide.

For the most comfortable experience on your walking tour, we recommend:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses and a sun hat for daytime protection
  • Sunscreen to shield against the tropical sun
  • Appropriate attire for visiting temples and other religious sites

This tour is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for visitors of all ages, making it an ideal choice for families looking to experience the culture and history of Kandy together.

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