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From Kandy: Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Guided Tour

Product ID: 251482
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Journey into the past and visit historic sites from the ancient cities of Panduwasnuwara and Yapahuwa on a 7-hour guided tour with full transport.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in Kandy at approximately 7 am.

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  • Visit the rock fortress of Yapahuwa
  • See the ruined city of Panduwasnuwara
  • Take in fantastic views from on top of the Ethagala Rock
Full description
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Kandy at 7 am. Drive for 2.5 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to Panduwasnuwara. Arrive at Panduwasnuwara at 9:30 am. Explore the ruins of Panduwasnuwara. Discover the ruins of this ancient kingdom which flourished between 504 BC and 474 BC. See the magnificent royal palace. Gaze at the legendary 297-foot wide tower, notable for its extremely thick walls. Enter the restored Temple of the Tooth Relic. Learn about Panda Wewa, and what is believed to be the first irrigation system in the world.

Next, drive to Yapahuwa, a 2.5-hour journey. Discover Yapahuwa’s 13th-century rock fortress. When the Dravidians invaded, this fortress was crucial during King Bhuvenakabahu’s last stand. Here the dramatic story of how the king attempted to save the Holy Tooth Relic of Buddha. After the fall of the Kingdom, the fortress was used as a monastery by Buddhist monks. Admire the remains of the monk’s stupa, which can still be seen on the summit of the rock. The stupa also contains paintings and Buddha statues from the Kandyan era.

At 2 pm, stop for lunch at a place of your choosing (at your own expense). Afterward, depart for Kandy at 3 pm and arrive at your hotel at approximately 6 pm.
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for Yapahuwa and Dambadeniya
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please note, you must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship.
• Please ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at your hotel.

From £58.42 per person

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Product ID: 251482