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Kandy Travel Guide

One of the most beguiling tourists spot in Sri Lanka tucked in the middle of the island’s mountainous region, Kandy carries a sobriquet that is the ‘Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka’. The city is witnessed as a more favoured one as compared to Colombo due to its pleasant climate and a smaller size, thus making it one of the most travelled destinations in the exquisite country of Sri Lanka. Serving as a highly aesthetic blend of beguiling nature as well as a perfect shopping destination, travelling to Kandy offers many memories to its visitors. These unforgettable moments are inculcated by its alluring downtown that is circumscribed by the dense tropical rainforests from every side while acting as a satisfactory place to buy things and that too in reasonable prices. The culinary experience of Kandy is majorly delectable and thus, the place is a quick retreat for the foodies who are present here.

Kandy Map


Top Sites

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Bahirawakanda Temple

April to June

25°C to 30°C

July to Sep

20°C to 25°C

Oct to Feb

15°C to 20°C

An Insight into Kandy Tourism

Tea Estates, Rainforest, Temples, Gardens, Lakes & Hills Illustrate Beautiful Kandy

Located At A Height Of 1868 Meters Above Mean Sea Level, Nuwara Eliya In Sri Lanka Is Known For Its Tea Plantations And Temperate Climate, Which Makes It A Sought After Tourist Destination Here. The Climate And The Remains Of Colonial Architecture Has Earned Nuwara Eliya The Title Of “Little England”. The Place Happens To Be World’s Important Site For Tea Production And Also Is Overlooked By The Pidurutalagala, The Tallest Mountain In Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Naturally Landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens Here Is Very Popular Amongst Tourist For Its Roses, Tree Ferns, Monkeys And Blue Magpies.

It Is The Temple Of The Tooth, Which Attracts Millions Of Buddhist Pilgrims And Tourists To This City. As The Name Says, Temple Of The Tooth Has A Tooth Relic Of Lord Buddha And Is Sri Lanka's Most Holy Shrine. The Tooth Is In A Casket And The Casket Is In Display Twice A Day. The Bogambara Lake, Next To The Temple Of Tooth, Is Another Attraction Here And One Can Enjoy A Stroll Around The Lake. The Best Botanical Garden In Sri Lanka Is The Royal Botanical Garden In Peradeniya, Here. This Garden Dates Is From The Ancient Days Of The Kings Of The Country. A New Ranweli Spice Garden Is In Close Proximity To The Royal Botanical Garden And Is A Great Place To Know About Sri Lankan Herbs & Spices.

Once Can Also Buy Spices From The Shop Here. The Bahirawakanda Temple Is Another Popular Tourist Spot. The Omnipresent Statue Of Buddha, Which Is Seen From Everywhere In Kandy City Is Here. This Statue Is Best Viewed From Far And Its Sunset View Is Amazing. Some Famous Temples Here Are Embekke Devalaya, Gadaladeniya, Madawala Viharaya Dodanwala Devalaya, Galmaduwa Viharaya Lankathilaka Viharaya, Hindagala Viharaya, And Degaldoruwa. Once Can Visit Athur's Seat For A Perfect Panoramic View Of The City. The Commonwealth War Cemetery, The Mahaweli River, Kandyan Art Association, And Ambuluwawa Tower Are Other Places Of Sightseeing. Nevertheless, Tour To Kandy Is Incomplete Without A Visit To Its Ancient Tea Factory Of Hantana Estate, Which Is Now A Museum Dedicated To Sri Lankan Tea History.

For Wildlife Lovers, Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary Is A Great Place To Be In. This Reserve Is Perched On A Hill Ridge, Sprawling Over 104 Hectares Of Area With A Beautiful & Serene Pond Believed To Have Been The Royal Bathing Pond In The Past. There Are Some Private Buddhist Monasteries Here, But Not Open For Public. The Sanctuary Has The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage And The Millenium Elephant Foundation Is Right Next To This Elephant Orphanage. None The Less, Kandy Will Surely Be A Memorable Place To Explore.

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