Kandy by Train Day Tour

A train ride through the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is one of the most scintillating ways to discover the country. You'll trundle through the verdant hills to discover the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, as well as a few other green delights on this full day tour.

A scenic train ride through the Central Highlands sets the tone for a great day of exploration. Watch the rolling hills, tea plantations and lush wilderness pass as you make tracks towards Kandy. Once you're there, it's off to the Temple of the Tooth Relic – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's Sri Lanka's most sacred temple, and the complex also includes a royal palace.

And you can also look forward to visits to a botanical garden, a tea plantation and factory in Giragama What's more, lunch is included.

At a glance

What you will experience

See Royal Botanical Gardens

Scenic Trainride between Colombo & Kandy

Blessings in the Temple of the Tooth

Experience how tea is processed


Length of the tour

1 Day

Best time for this tour

All Seasons




Program Sequence

Scenic Trainride from Colombo to Kandy

Royal Botanic Garden

The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are known for their beautiful flowers and trees; especially orchids. The title "royal" comes from the fact that it was once only available to the Kandyan royalty. Covering 80 hectares of land, this is Sri Lanka's largest and most impressive botanical garden.

The Temple of the Tooth

Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden Temple or Temple of the Tooth, is a revered Buddhist place of worship as it houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A striking feature of the temple is the golden canopy, which makes it easy to spot from a distance.

Kandy city tour

Kandy is the cultural center of Sri Lanka and is known for its natural beauty and traditional ways. Kandy is definitely one of the biggest highlights of Sri Lanka. Take a sightseeing tour of the beautiful city and treat yourself to fantastic views of the heart of Kandy including the viewpoint.


On the way you will visit a tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. You will learn everything about the tea production process. You can also see how tea is rated. Try a cup of pure Ceylon tea at the factory.

Do not miss

Souvenirs from Kandy

Walk around Lake Kandy

Good to know

Maybe helpful:

  • Comfortable and airy clothing, including clothing that covers your shoulders and legs when visiting the temples,

  • Suncream

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunglasses/-hat

  • Bring your passport or official EU identification (Passport information we need at booking for buying the Traintickets)

  • Kids under 6 years feel maybe boring at this Tour

Included in this Tour:

  • Transport from Hotel to all places included in the tour and back
  • Bottled Water
  • All Entrancetickets & Fees
  • Lunch (Beverages excluded)
  • Trainride
  • Guide and Driver


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Real people, real experiences

Fantastic experience, Tony is an expert in what he does, tailor making trips suited to what the customer wants to do. We visited Kandy, Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Spice garden and a Tea factory in one day and Udawalawe national park safari and elephant transit home on another day. Both days were packed full of what Sri Lanka has to offer. We will be back and we will be using Tony's services once again. Thank you

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