Pinnawala Tour

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Duration : 1 day
Starting Price : 40USD/Person

Tour Description

Kandy to Pinnawala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pick you from hotel in Kandy.

Then leave for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawala is most famous for elephants since the Elephant Orphanage is located in Pinnawala and most of the tourists and even locals visit Pinnawala to see the largest mammal on earth and even to go on a small back ride on the elephants. This is gonna be so exciting and kinda adventurous to the young ones therefore do not miss the opportunity of riding on the back of the enormous mammal on earth during your visit to Sri Lanka.

 

Spice Garden

Then visit for Spice Garden.

In the Spice Garden, you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you will also be able to purchase spices.

Embekka Devalaya / Gadaladeniya / Lankatilake Temple

After leave to famous Three Temples Loop (Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Embekke Devale).

Situated atop a rock, the Gadaladeniya Temple complex was built during the reign of King Buvanekabahu iν in 1344. The first building within the temple complex is the cruciform subsidiary shrine. Each wing of this is the cruciform subsidiary shrine. Each wing of this shrine houses the Buddha image and is crowned by a small dagoba. The interior is adorned with attractive wall paintings.

Located 2 km south-west of the Gadaladeniya Temple, the imposing, bright white Lankatilaka Temple is probably the most impressive of the three shrines. Visitors arriving by car enter from the western side of complex, while those on foot reach the site by a steep flight of rock-cut steps on the eastern side. The west door leads to a series of Hindu shrines. However, the main attraction here is the Buddhist image house, the entrance to which lies on the eastern side. Flanking the door-way leading into the chamber are two guardian gajasingahas (elephant-lions). Inside, there is a seated Buddha statue under a makaratoranasurrounded by Kandyan-era paintings on the walls and ceiling. To the left of the building is a rock inscription detailing the construction of the temple, which was completed in 1344.

Dedicated to the guardian deity Kataragama, the Embekke Devale lies 2 km south-east of the Lankatilaka Temple. The shrine is famous for the richly carved wooden pillars of its digge (drummers’ pavilion). The intricate design on each of these pillars portrays flowers, dancers, soldiers and wrestles among other themes. Just behind the digge is the main shrine, and to its right is a subsidiary shrine with a Buddha statue of a peacock, the bird associated with Kataragama.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Then you will be taken to Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2).

Return back to Kandy.

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