Outdoor Activities in Kandy

Outdoor activities in Kandy are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Kandy comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Kandy and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Kandy has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Kandy.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Kandy:

  1. #1 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is a UNESCO world he...Read more

  2. #2 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 4765 itineraries
    Udawattakelle Sanctury

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Monastery

    Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Udawatta Kele is a lush tropical rain forest reserve on a hill ridge in the centre of Kandy. It has a long history dating back centuries. It was a Royal, forbidden forest by the Sinhala kings who ...Read more

  3. #3 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 4540 itineraries
    Kandy Lake

    Tags: Lake

    Address: 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This beautiful water reservoir is the heart of the Kandy city and the scenic ecosystem around it enhances its presence. Initially believed to serve as a personal Harem for the king Sri Wickrama Rajasi...Read more

  4. #4 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 2892 itineraries
    Tea Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Hantana, Kandy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    An essential stop on any Sri Lankan tea tour, this museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hanthana Tea Factory, 4km south of Kandy on the Hanthana road. Abandoned for over a decade, it was refurbished by th...Read more

  5. #5 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 3492 itineraries
    British Garrison Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Near National Museum, Kandy

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This colonial find is a peacefull place to visit. This cemetery is a short walk uphill behind the National Museum. There are 163 graves of youngsters and elders who came to Sri Lanka from England and ...Read more

  6. #6 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 2213 itineraries
    Knuckles Mountain Range

    Tags: Mountain, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Knuckles forest reserve, Kandy, Sri lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This UNESCO world heritage site is characterized by its striking landscapes often robed in thick layers of cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is of great scientific interest. The l...Read more

  7. #7 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 3700 itineraries
    Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    Tags: Monument, Statue

    Address: Kandy, Srilanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An amazing view point of the Kandy town, you can walk up the stairs to view the Buddha statue located up hill.  The gigantic Buddha statue is about 88 feet in height. Bahiraviokanda vihara Buddha...Read more

  8. #8 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 1778 itineraries
    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature

    Address: B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Provin...Read more

  9. #9 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 2574 itineraries
    Royal Botanic Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    Address: Royal Botanic gardens, Peradeniya, Sri lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    These gardens that attract over 2 million visitors annually display an exotic collection of orchids. Its assortment of flora includes more than 4000 species of plants. Spread over 470 hectares, the co...Read more

  10. #10 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 940 itineraries
    Chaaya Citadel Kandy

    Tags: Hotel

    Address: 124 Srimath Kuda Ratwatte Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Overlooking the Mahavali River, it is an upscale hotel with a modern building. The stay is absolutely fabulous. The rooms with the river view have a breathtaking view. The pool is very well maintained...Read more

  11. #11 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 12 itineraries
    Royal Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace

    Address: 15 Raja Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    The Royal Palace of Kandy dates back to circa 1634 when it was used to be the residence of the monarch of Kandy and his family till 1800’s. Also known as Mahaswala, the palace complex comprised ...Read more

  12. #12 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Burmese Rest

    Tags: Hostel

    Address: Ds Senanayake Vidiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Buddhist monks here are friendly and this is also a great option if you would like to get away from the noisy city.

  13. #13 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 14 itineraries
    Amaya Hills Resort

    Tags: Leisure, Resort

    Address: Amaya Hills, Herrassagala, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    To enjoy your vacation stay, you can certainly think of staying in the Amaya Hills while exploring the exotic location of Kandy, Sri Lanka. This is a 4-star hotel that boasts of splendid mountainous s...Read more

  14. #14 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 91 itineraries
    Sri Dalada Maligawa

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth houses the canine tooth of Lord Buddha and caters extensive services and rituals around this sacred relic. Dating back to 1595, the temple complex is...Read more

  15. #15 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Kandy
    - Used in 4 itineraries
    Lord Kataragama Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Sri Skanda Kumara Devala Ln, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    The Lord Kataragama Temple is among the few complexes in the world where Hindu, Muslim and Buddhists come to pay visit to their designated shrines namely the Kiri Vehera, Teyvanai, Shiva and Mosque. T...Read more