Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Helga's Folly, Kandy

High above the busy and historical city of Kandy overlooking the wonders the city has to offer stands a red sprawling building known as Helga's Folly. Favored by travelers due to its eccentric colors and flamboyant murals, the hotel still retains its old charm. From delicious salads and soups to main dishes and a private pool to calm off your weariness, come visit us and enjoy a holiday in the hills.


Helga's Folly is located a mere ten minute walk away from the ancient city of Kandy where the ambience and grandeur still remains the same as the bygone era. Slightly overlooking the temple of the tooth relic and the Kandy Lake, Helga’s Folly is an ideal base for excursions in the central and regions beyond. Kandy is about a 3 hour drive away from Colombo while the central bus and train stations are within easy reach.


Due to its proximity to the Kandy town centre, guests at Helga's Folly can visit various historical venues of this ancient kingdom. While in Kandy you can make a trip to the temple of the Tooth Relic, stroll around the Kandy Lake, enjoy a boat ride as well, or maybe head towards the museum to witness artefacts of yester years. For the more adventurous traveller, a hike to the Hanthane Mountain range will be ideal. The Peradeniya Botanical gardens is a blessing in disguise for the nature lover.