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From Bentota: Kandy Tour with Tooth Temple & Gardens Visit

1. From Bentota: Kandy Tour with Tooth Temple & Gardens Visit

The day begins with hotel pickup in Bentota. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle through mountain valleys and tea plantations to Kegalle, and take in the delicious aromas of its spice gardens which attracted merchants from all over the world to the ports of Sri Lanka.   Continue on to the ancient capitol of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Explore the the area surrounding Kandy Lake and check out the Hindu and Buddhist temples within the Natha Devale. The next stop on the route is the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, home to over 8,000 different species of trees and plants. Finally, visit a local tea factory and relax with a cup of unblendes, fresh Ceylon tea before the return journey.

Hanthana Tea Plantation Cycling Tour

2. Hanthana Tea Plantation Cycling Tour

Meet your cycling guide in Kandy in the morning and get ready for a scenic bike ride through the mountains. Visit and explore the Ceylon Tea Museum in Hanthana. Discover the abandoned Hanthana Tea Factory, built in 1925, which now houses the museum. See two floors full of tea processing machinery as well as some older equipment used through the ages in Sri Lanka. Visit the library on the third floor where you can read up on the history of Ceylon Tea. Enjoy a fresh cup of hot tea at the cafe. Embark on your bike down a trail that winds through the plantation. Take in wonderful views of bright green tea against the backdrop of distant mountains.


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