Today you will set off to Kandy.
Kandy - Sri Lanka's hill capital, stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is our most beautiful town. The focal point of the town is, without doubt, the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa. The highlight of the year is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the relic casket is taken in procession accompanied by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and elephants during ten glittering nights in July/August. Visit Kalapuraya in the beautiful Dumbara valley. There are many shrines and temples, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings.
You have the OPTION of visiting the Temple of the tooth before you head to your hotel.
Check in to your hotel.
This evening visit two of the island's best and most captivating artists in the region's countryside. Father and daughter they have their own gallery at their own home.
Well-known for dancing and artwork including religious frescos, Kandy has fascinated and produced a marvelous group of artisans. For hundreds of years, some of the best national art originates from the emerald Kandyan hills. You will be welcomed with a glass of juice and serene views from your hosts’ veranda before exploring the house and gaining privileged access to this father and daughter’s celebrated artwork. This is a private experience at your hosts’ own home and their inspiring studio, settled in the leafy hills of central Sri Lanka. Spend the evening drinking tea on the veranda, chatting about philosophy, music and of course art.
Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy – Deluxe room on Half Board Basis or similar
Meals Included: Half board