Visit To An Artist's Home Rahju

  • 1 Hours (Approx.)

  • Art Tour

  • Min 2 People

  • English

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    • This tour is a unique experience with a unique person inspired by nature for a tourist. You can visit Rahju, the artist and admire his paintings and his lifestyle in his art studio. The location of his studio is on a breathtaking hilltop home which overlooks the Hunnasgiriya Mountain range. A visitor will be greeted with a glass of fresh juice on arrival. You can discuss with Rahju, a renowned painter of Sri Lankan – Norwegian descent who has been in the world of paintings for over 30 years.

      Having lived in Oslo and Sri Lanka, he has a profound appreciation of eastern values as well as familiarity of Eastern and Western ways of life. There is an indefinable poetic quality in his paintings in contrast to many painters.

      You can discuss about his paintings in detail. The themes that have inspired his paintings based on religion, mysticism and cosmos which have evolved for years. His daughter Rudrani, a home-schooled artist has followed in her father’s footsteps will take you on a tour of their art studio. Themes of Rudrani focus on femininity, nature and fantasy. Their masterpieces can be viewed free at their home and the studio. The visit will end at their back verandah with a cup of tea along with an animated conversation admiring the picturesque landscape.

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      What's Included
    • Guided Art tour
    • Tea with Artist
    • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking
    • Cost Excludes
    • Pick and drop from your hotel ( Can arrange at extra cost once we know which hotel you need picking up from)
    • Excursions & detours beyond the itinerary
    • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks and gratuities, photo fees at some monuments
    • Additional Information

    • >Must apply for Visa before arrive in Srilanka. To apply go to
    • >This is only an offer without any obligation on day tour, until such time the tour is confirmed and availability is checked
    • General Information

    • Kandy, the beautiful mountainous city is situated in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country surrounded by breathtaking mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage city is Sri Lanka’s last kingdom. Kandy has a cooler climate due to its location and altitude. Kandy has a laid-back relaxed lifestyle and the main attraction in the city is the tranquil lake with an island in its middle. The city is the bastion of Buddhist faith and Buddhists from all over the world pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha enshrined in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic popularly called Dalada Maligawa. Kandy is a cultural and spiritual city where history, culture, folklore and traditions have been well preserved from the past up to present. The satellite villages of Kandy are home to traditional handicraft industry – wood, brass, silver and lacquer work. Jewelry making in Sri Lanka is an ancient craft for generations. Exquisite silver and gold jewelry which were handcrafted for the Kandyan royals and aristocrats during the Kandyan Kingdom are still hand crafted in these villages. Craftsmen of Kandy have preserved original designs which were popular during the Kandyan Period. The city of Kandy comes alive during the month of August when the Esala Perahera, the most beautiful pageant in Sri Lanka is held. This pageant is significant as a religious festival as well as a festival connected with agriculture as it is held to invoke blessings of deities to seek rain for successful harvests. Highlight of the pageant is a replica of the casket of the Sacred Tooth Relic and placed on the magnificently decorated tusker of the Dalada Maligawa. Each section of the pageant is equally significant; whip crackers and lamp bearers represent thunder and lightning and drummers and dancers, the sound of rain. There are around 100 tuskers in the Pageant beautifully decorated in glittering costumes parading majestically. Situated about five kilometers from Kandy City, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is the largest and most impressive botanic garden in Sri Lanka. It has a collection of top quality orchids, an elegant avenue of royal palms, a giant fig-tree, extraordinary cannonball fruit tree, well-kept lawns, a fernery and many species of Burmese, Chinese and Japanese bamboo trees as well as well-maintained flower beds of cannas, hibiscus and bougainvillea. During the Kandyan Kingdom, Peradeniya Gardens was reserved exclusively for Kandyan royals. It was converted as a Botanical Garden in 1821 by the British.
    • >Time difference GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (summer) +6 hours 30 minutes (winter time)
    • >The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).[186]
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