Best Museums in Kandy

To be able to understand the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka through out the years, it is necessary to make time in your itinerary to visit the museums in Sri Lanka. There are some in Kandy that you cannot miss, let a local show you around!

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Museums in Kandy

  • Learn about Kandy’s rich history in the National Museum. This museum is the place to be if you want to get to know more about Kandy’s culture and traditions. Have a look at the old books or documents, and dive into Kandy’s history.
  • Get to know the history behind your daily cup of Tea at the Tea Museum. This museum is located in the old Tea Factory, dating from 1925. A great place to get to know the history of tea making, and to find out more about the lifes of James Taylor and Thomas Lipton. The museum also has a nice library, and you can even buy different kinds of tea.
  • Admire the Buddha’s at the Sri Dalada Museum. This museum is located behind the Temple of the Sacred Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa). It displays a shrine full of bronze sitting Buddha statues.

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Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

The day we spend with Roshan was breathtaking! We spend our day with him and his tuktuk in the knuckels range, the most beautiful viewpoints ever. Sometimes we stopt to hike to amazing waterfalls where Roshan talked about the plants and its function: limon grass, peper, coffee, tea. No tourist, only local people what made it so special. He let us show the beauty of Sri Lanka in Kandy what nobody sees. We had an amazing swim, a lovely diner made by his wife and a amazing time. We were back so much later than expected, he didn't look at the time what was even more amazing. We will never forget this trip and our lovely host Roshan. You have to do this!!!!

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Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

We had only 2 days to get a taste of the hill country and Deshan made the very best out of our limited time, even though we booked super last minute. Wonderful views, great hiking trips, good local food and of course the tea, the trip included everything what we hoped for.
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Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

Me and my husband had a great, fun and sportive morning in this mountainbike trip with Vishwa! Very good quality bikes in good shape, thick tires and a high frame (for tall people). It was a beautiful (also challenging) ride, through the mountains with spectacular views of Kandy, and through villages. Vishwa was very focussed on giving us a good time, adjusting the route to our skills and interests. He can make it an easier ride or more challenging if you wish. He brings drinks and snacks and can tell a lot about the plants, birds etc. It was a great workout and Vishwa is a wonderful guide!