Meet the Brass Crafter

Adventure, Gastronomy & Relaxation – the Cinnamon Way.

The best things in life tend to come in threes, like health, wealth and happiness. At Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, we believe the same. This is why we have a special combination of elements that bring you to an island edition of the good life. Engage in big adventures, dig into warm dishes and relax to your heart’s content. In other words, welcome to our Cinnamon-spiced hillside.

 Perched up in the heart of the hill country, the city of Kandy and its surroundings are a haven for nature lovers and history buffs. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife, discover a rare species of bird, take a boat ride, learn a traditional craft or travel back in time to a bygone era. Every excursion organized by us is an eye-opening and awe-inspiring.

Adventure:

Kandy City Tour

Discover the old world charm of the last Sinhala Kingdom, from majestic pageants, to ancient Buddhist shrines and museums. Visit the Dalada Maligawa, one of the most sacred of Buddhist temples and home to the ancient Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Take a walk down the historic streets of this old city and let the heady mix of traditional Kandyan and colonial architecture take you back in time. It’s time travel at its best.

Visit to Kala Pura Crafts Village

Witness the talent and skill of local craftsmen, and travel back to a simpler time at this village designed to preserve traditional art and culture. Immerse yourself in the local culture by talking to the locals and even partaking in some of the activities. If at all, you’ll only return with a skill added to your resume.

Riverboat Ride

Take a quiet boat ride down the mighty Mahaweli River. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced boatman who might also double as live commentator on the amazing show nature puts on for you. Look into your binoculars and discover several rare and exotic species of birds as you make your way along the river. And don’t forget to look up at the awe-inspiring mountain range in the distance. It’s as close to nature as you can get.

Nature Trails Excursions

Nature walk or cultural odyssey? You decide. Visit our Nature Trails Desk and discover a range of excursions led by experienced naturalists and guides to some of the most memorable experiences in the island. Visit the beautiful and historic Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, befriend and feed a baby jumbo at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, head further up country and visit a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya or, as the English used to call it – Little England, or simply click a few pictures of a picturesque waterfall in the vicinity.

 Gastronomy:

  • While our food is always fit for kings, queens and more, we also add a special dose of something to the experience for you. In addition to our many dining venues at the hotel, you can also indulge in any of the following private dining experiences:
  • Champagne Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the river
  • Private dinner for two on a helipad
  • High tea on a boat
  • Dining in the woods
  • Dining at the Belvedere

 Relaxation:

  •  All of Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is about relaxation from our plush rooms to the many alcoves and hidden seating areas across the hotel designed to let you getaway on your getaway.
  • Swim a few relaxing laps in our pool or simply submerge and enjoy your surroundings as they work their magic on you.

After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali will help you find your way through his house to his workshop, which is a room within the house. Both Upali and his wife have been brass crafters for many years. While going through his works of arts, you will also get a chance to help him with his masterpiece. At the end of the experience, you will be invited by Upali to his humble living room for a cup of Ceylon tea with some jaggery (A sweetener used as an alternative for sugar).

During the expedition, you will be able to visit the Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple) which is famous for the Kandyan era paintings or the Galmaduwa Temple which is a unique place of worship for Buddhists, being structurally similar to a Hindu temple.

Exploring a typical house of a brass crafter, learning the crafting technique, miniature keepsake made out of brass and great hospitality is what you could expect at the end of this expedition. A genuine experience that will make you glad, the kind of encounters in life that will make you feel thankful for waking up and venturing out on a cloudy, chilly day instead of snuggling up in your room.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 35 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 25 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MAXIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours

After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali…

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After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali will help you find your way through his house to his workshop, which is a room within the house. Both Upali and his wife have been brass crafters for many years. While going through his works of arts, you will also get a chance to help him with his masterpiece. At the end of the experience, you will be invited by Upali to his humble living room for a cup of Ceylon tea with some jaggery (A sweetener used as an alternative for sugar).

During the expedition, you will be able to visit the Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple) which is famous for the Kandyan era paintings or the Galmaduwa Temple which is a unique place of worship for Buddhists, being structurally similar to a Hindu temple.

Exploring a typical house of a brass crafter, learning the crafting technique, miniature keepsake made out of brass and great hospitality is what you could expect at the end of this expedition. A genuine experience that will make you glad, the kind of encounters in life that will make you feel thankful for waking up and venturing out on a cloudy, chilly day instead of snuggling up in your room.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 35 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 25 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MAXIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours
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