Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills is found nestled in one of the most historically significant locations in Sri Lanka - Kandy. The clear visibility of our Sinhalese heritage makes the locals proud to have settled in the Kingdom of Kandy which was the last kingdom fighting against colonialism. Guests are offered a truly remarkable experience that embodies the spirit of this ancient city. From modern amenities to ancient Ayurvedic treatments, Amaya Hills is certainly a haven away from the busy city life.

Location

Perched high above the majestic and ancient city of Kandy and overlooking the lush green hills of Heerassagala, Amaya Hills offers you the ambience of the hill capital. Located approximately 7km away from the heart of the Kandy city, it's about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Trains run from Colombo Fort to Kandy and vice versa daily with the Intercity Express taking only 2 1/ hours to reach the city. Bus services are widely available to all parts of the country.

Excursions

While enjoying your stay at Amaya Hills you can also busy yourself with exploring jungle treks, hiking, river fishing, cycling, night safaris, bird watching and also tour various tea estates in the surrounding hills. For a more sacred and ancient experience you can visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Museum to understand the real history behind it. A walk around the lake in the evening will be heavenly and you can also enjoy a boat ride in fine weather. For more sightseeing you can head towards the Botanical Gardens or the Udawaththakele Forest Reserve.