Temple Tour of Kandy

This excursion takes you to fourth of Kandy’s most revered Buddhist temples as well as the famed Royal Botanical Gardens. Visit the Lankathilaka Temple, considered one of the best preserved examples of Buddhist temple architecture; the Gadaladeniya Temple, which is of South Indian origin and houses a Hindu shrine; the Embakke Temple, which has impressive facade carved of wood; and the Degaldoruwa Temple, which has exquisite Kandyan art and painted walls within its complex.

Let our expert guide inform you of the fascinating history behind each temple. Expect anecdotes and fun facts throughout your tour; you will learn about kings who reigned during this time, the influences of Hinduism on Buddhist culture, and the battles and conquests that ultimately led to the demise of the kingdom. 

Best time to experience: Morning

Duration of activity: 2 hours

Location of activity: Kandy

Note to participants: Visitors to the temples are encouraged to wear white or light-coloured clothing. Wear clothes that conceal your legs, arms and shoulders. Jeans, skirts, or dresses past knee length and long sleeved tops are considered appropriate. If you are wear a strapless-strappy top, please carry a shawl to cover your shoulders when inside the temple premises.