KandyPiece of Life with a Sri Lankan Artist

Visit the studio of Rahju, the world-famous Sri Lankan artist. 



Why you need to book this trip

  • Spend an evening with Rahju’s at his serene hilltop cottage overlooking the Hunas range with unparalleled access to his studio.
  • You will get a chance to discuss the themes that inspire his art such as mysticism, religion, and the cosmos and even chat about how his work has evolved over the years.
  • You will also be able to have an exclusive private viewing of his breathtaking art.
  • You will also meet his artist daughter Rudrani who will take you on a tour of their house, sharing details of their abode as well as showing you her original work as well.
  • Most of your time here will be spent in Rahju’s studio where he will discuss each of his paintings in detail.


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 58 USD

        1 PERSON   - 58 USD                               


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  Quick Facts

    • Available around the year but there could be days that the father or the daughter are not available.
    • Return transfers will be arranged from any hotel/destination upon request
    • Preferred starting time is 5 p.m.
    • The clients can spend as much time as they want here but interaction with the artists is about 1 ½ to 2 hours.  
    • Paints and other material can be provided on request. Kids will also love to explore the wide open spaces of the garden. Children between 6 and 12 will be charged 50%.

You will meet

Raju Rahju

 Short description:

Being in the art world for over 30 years, Rahju is a renowned painter of Sri Lankan-Norwegian descent. Having initially lived in Kandy and moved to Norway, Rahju returned to Sri Lanka in 1982. His work, heavily inspired by mysticism and eastern culture has been displayed around the island. He now lives in a cottage in Kandy with his daughter where he paints and makes music surrounded by the breathtaking hills. 


Short description:

Rudrani is the daughter of renowned artist Rahju. Having chosen to emulate her father at a very young age, Rudrani opted out of conventional education, instead choosing the path of the artist. Her work, which explored themes of femininity, nature and fantasy, has been displayed in galleries in Colombo as well. She lives with her father in the hills of Kandy where she continues to create inspiring art.




Included in the price

  • Refreshments (juice/tea/snacks)

  • Tour of the arts gallery and interaction with the artists


  • The cost of any extra beverages and food (including snacks) consumed during the tour

  • The cost of any optional activities

  • Any tips or gratuities given to the attending staff

  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the “included in the price” section


Rahju’s paintings are sellable items, but this is not a sales-driven experience. Clients are welcome to ask questions and look at as many paintings as they want but there is no obligation to buy artwork. This tour is for them to have a private look at Rahju's work and get a chance to speak to the artist one-on-one.

Tour in brief

Your journey through the world of Rahju’s art will begin in a tuk-tuk in which you will be taken to his cottage. There, you will meet Rahju and his daughter Rudrani. You will first have a cup of tea in his garden where you will be able to discuss thematic matters ranging from mysticism to the cosmos itself.

After your tea, you will be shown around their beautiful home during which you will get a detailed description of its history. Spending his first 10 years in Kandy and the next in Oslo, Rahju showcases his many experiences through his art. You will then go down to his studio for an exclusive look at his paintings and a detailed discussion about each of them.

You will be free to wander around this scenic cottage and appreciate its breathtaking views or even take an exclusive tour of the studio in which he paints and makes music.


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thanks for arrnaging everything, it was really a great weekend and particularly the guide was excellent. He has so much knowledge and could explain everything very well. All went very smooth on time without any delay.

 Franz Gruener – Germany - JUL 16


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