What to do and see in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: The Best Places and Tips

January 9, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Peradeniya (Sinhala:පේරාදෙණිය IAST pēradeniya) is a suburb of the city of Kandy, about 50,000 inhabitants in Sri Lanka. It is situated on the A1 main road, just a few kilometres west of Kandy city centre.
Restaurants in Peradeniya

1. Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka +94 81 2 388088
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Royal Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By ChinDerrick - Segamat District, Malaysia

One of the popular attractions in Kandy,the garden includes medicinal plants,spices, orchids,palm trees and you can see the trees near the river full with Indian flying fox(bats). Ride the bus heading to Panideniya for only 20 Rupee. Entrance fee for foreigners is 1500 Rupee.

2. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka +94 81 2 234226
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4 based on 9 reviews

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world.

Reviewed By 15traveladdict9 - Horsham, United Kingdom

The temple is beautifully decorated. The floral offering tables are full to bursting with blooms. Take time to notice the roof and wall paintings. You are allowed to take photographs inside the temple. The air is filled with incense and the scent of the flowers.

3. Oak Ray Creations Batik

No. 905 William Gopallawa Mawatha, Gatambe 20000, Sri Lanka +94 81 2 068114
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4 based on 11 reviews

Oak Ray Creations Batik

Oak Ray Creations Batik is a ideal place too see how Sri Lankan tradition batik creates in a special way which is own by Sri Lanka.

Reviewed By ASP290 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The lady who showed us the process of the batik was really friendly and patient, allowing us to take photos and ask questions throughout. We then looked around the shop which had a great selection of all kind of designs over three floors. There is always a little pressure to make a purchase in a shop following a tour however the lady who helped us was not intrusive or pushy and let us browse at our leisure without the usual following around or harassment. For this reason I was far happier to make a purchase, but given how lovely the artwork was I think it would have been hard to miss the opportunity to buy a souvenir either way

4. Embilmeegama Tea Factory

151 Colombo Road | Pilimathalawa, Embilmeegame 20450, Sri Lanka +94 81 2 575807
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4 based on 73 reviews

Embilmeegama Tea Factory

Reviewed By dariandoreen - Margate, United Kingdom

Enjoyed very informative I did not realise how much went into making a cup of tea tasting the tea was lovely after you had learnt how much work went into producing it.

5. Lanka Inora Travels

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 14 reviews

Lanka Inora Travels

At Inora Travels, our highest priority is providing you with the best experience in Sri Lanka and we at INORA are committed to make your tour not simply a holiday but a lifetime experience.

Reviewed By jiriurb - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

We stayed at Inora homestay in February 2012, when Ranil has begun to implement his world experience of the hotel industry into his business. Me and my wife stayed in Ranil & Inoka's house on the outskirts of Kandy for 1 week. Kandy was for us the basis for all day trips into the surrounding area. And it was a great choice! Ranil & Inoka were very helpful, friendly and made us feel welcome. We still keep contact with them and for the next trip to Sri Lanka we will definitely return to their services.

6. Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture

Naranwala, Handessa 20480, Sri Lanka +94 81 2 315545
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5 based on 15 reviews

Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture

Center for Art and Culture SURIYAKANTHA is an unforgettable landmark at the heart of authenticity and culture that Sri Lanka's prestigious cultural capital Kandy is renowned for.

Reviewed By Ambuler79 - South Dakota

This was a totally unique and unexpected experience. We found the experience to be very delightful! Mr. Soulie was very informative and spent time giving us a great overview of the history and artifacts that he has collected over the years. It was a peaceful...MoreThank you for your comments and all the best to you.

7. Hindagala Temple

On the road from Peradeniya to Deltota, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Hindagala Temple

Reviewed By Angshu - Mumbai, India

Hindagala Viharaya or temple is quite spectacularly located just underneath a large boulder close to the University Campus at Peradeniya. The temple seems to be located in a cave underneath the boulder and thereafter a tiled roof was built over it. It is believed that this temple is from the 6th century as ‘understood’ from the almost fully weathered away rock inscriptions just outside the temple.
The paintings along the wall are beautiful, and it is understood that they are from the 12th – 13th century. Some of the paintings have British era add-on touches as well. But they are really in bad shape…so faded that some are barely decipherable. The temple is badly in need of attention and repair. There are rarely any tourists around; the tiled roof is broken is some place & the paintings on the wall & ceiling get wet & damaged beyond repair.
The monk and an assistant opened the temple door for us…it is very nice inside with a large reclining Buddha and beautiful 'Jataka Tales' paintings on the wall and ceiling, most of which were re-done. Maybe only art lovers should venture into this temple which is not advertised as a tourist must-see

8. Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka +94 77 784 1066
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4.5 based on 444 reviews

Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Reviewed By Nimitta - UK

This is very close to the Temple of The Tooth and a very peaceful spot. A very friendly young man who maintained the cemetery gave us an excellent and informative introduction to the place. Many British garrison members and their families buried here, many of whom died from malaria or cholera in the early days of the garrison, as well as one who was hit by a cricket ball! Well worth a visit.

9. Dewmini Tours - Private Day Tours

39/B Godegandeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 5 reviews

Dewmini Tours - Private Day Tours

With many years of professional experience, Dewmini Tours can offer visitors an amazing selection of Sri Lanka tours, ranging from day trips, multiple days "must-see" tours to special ECO, Surfing, wildlife, cultural, Surfing and other "out-of-the-ordinary" tours. We organize tours of Sri Lanka for individual travellers and groups, all tailor-made to your expectations and taste.

Reviewed By harlechguy

We visited Sri Lanka in Dec / Jan just gone and were lucky to have Niroshan from Dewmini Tours as our guide. Our tour of Kandy was fantastic and Niroshan shared many insights with us and showed us many things that we would not otherwise have found.
Kandy is a delightful city. Niroshan was totally flexible and we were able to move the tour very much to our own pace.

10. Haniffas Holidays - Day Tours

150/A Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Haniffas Holidays - Day Tours

Haniffas Holidays offers personalized tour services in Sri lanka to suit all budgets and tastes. These services can accommodate individuals, groups or families. Our aim is to provide maximum service for the best rate. We have the knowledge and expertise to organize your entire tour with very lowest rate with the maximum service and delight for your money. We have the lowest rate for transport in Sri Lanka (A/C modern comfortable car with authorized guide driver). We at Haniffas Holidays make it a priority to ensure that our customers enjoy the perfect vacation in this island of untold beauty. We organize Special Interest Tours, Sports Tours, Nature Based Tours, Eco Holidays, Adventure Tours, Study Tours, Cultural Tours, Beach Holidays, Wellness Holidays, Incentive Tours and Tailor Made Holidays for Luxury to Standard clientele. Established 30 years ago, we possess years of experience in organizing comprehensive travel packages for groups, individuals as well as families, bringing you the best tour packages in the island.

Reviewed By Abu_Firas_11 - Doha, Qatar

Well, my experience is a bit different. My plan was to visit Sri Laka next April, planned last Jan 2014. I contacted several Travel Agencies in Sri Lanka and I got A good response from Haniffas Holidays & Tours. But for some reasons all the plan was modified and I went Feb. 2014 for a nice eight days holiday in Lanka. Hassan answered me a bit late therefore I had to arrange and book with other agency. But truely while arranging my itinerary I called Hassan and found a nice response and deep information about his beautiful land.
So, it's difficult to judge about the service but I can say that it's a respected and responsable Travel office.

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