8 days in Kandy, Ella & Tangalle Itinerary

8 days in Kandy, Ella & Tangalle Itinerary

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8 days in Kandy, Ella & Tangalle Itinerary

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 steep yourself in history 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. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop, get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rekawa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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: Dikwella (Wewurukannala Vihara & Blow Hole Hummanaya). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, stroll through Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, and view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rekawa online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Rekawa takes 3 hours. In February in Rekawa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Dikwella, Kalametiya
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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