8 days in Kandy, Ella & Tangalle Itinerary

8 days in Kandy, Ella & Tangalle Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rekawa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy online journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Kandy is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Demodara Loop, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rekawa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

3
nights
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rekawa: Hummanaya Blow Hole (in Kudawella) and Wewurukannala Vihara (in Dikwella). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, and explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rekawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Rekawa takes 3 hours. February in Rekawa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalametiya, Hummanaya Blow Hole, Wewurukannala Vihara
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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