KandyExcursion to the Drum Village of Sri Lanka

“Step into the World of Traditional Drum Makers of the Island in a remote town in Kandy”


Why should you book this trip?

  • Step into the village which prides itself as the universe of traditional drum making in Sri Lanka; a beautiful indigenous craft unparalleled.

  • Be part of a unique experience,  from the first steps of making a drum to the finishing state of various traditional drums of Sri Lanka.

  • 85 families in the village are engaged and devoted to this tradition of drum making.

  • Visit the primary school of the village and make memories with cheerful and curious children.

  • Experience a typical Sri Lankan meal with home-grown vegetables.

  • This is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced guide. In turn, you will be contributing to the wellbeing of the local community.



 25 USD


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  Quick Facts

Availability : All year round

Starting time : 8.30 a.m.

Duration : 3 hours maximum

Arrival and departure transport to any location can be organised on request for an

additional fee.

Children aged between 6 to 12 years of age will be charged 50%


Included in the price

  • An experienced guide
  • Bottled water
  • Traditional lunch
  • Refreshments
  • All applicable Gov. taxes


  • Transportation to Kandy area
  • Extra food and beverages consumed, other than what is provided
  • Any tips to the staff

Tour in brief

  • The tour in Kandy has been structured to give a unique experience in a typical Sri Lankan village, where drum making has been the traditional vocation of its residents for many decades.
  • The village is situated upon a small mountain range and is very much the pulse of the cultural musical and religious traditions of this Island.
  • Drum production is the main feature of the tour and you will have the chance to experience the production of drums, by exceptionally talented artisans, from scratch to the final product.
  • In addition, a visit to the primary school of the village, will be insightful to understand the nature and character of the village folk; their hospitality and friendliness.


  • Carry suitable clothing and footwear for warm, windy and rainy conditions.
  • Sun protection cream and insect repellent cream/spray should be carried at all times.
  • Mobile phones and personal effects should be securely carried.


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