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Updated: Dec 12, 2019

When you are in Sri Lanka, Kandy is a must place to visit. Kandy is situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka. Most travelers start their train ride to Ella in Kandy, which is a journey through the mountains and tea fields.

Kandy City Tour

The city tour in Kandy is one of the best sightseeing in Sri Lanka. Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. This city is the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and various monuments can be seen in the city. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Municipal Market and Kandy Lake are some of the famous hotspots to understand the culture. Kandy is a world heritage city.

The Sri Dalada Maligawa

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the one of the two-surviving relic of the tooth of Buddha, an object of veneration for Buddhists. Wearing white clothes is compulsory when visiting the Temple of the Tooth.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens

These stunning gardens were once reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Today, even commoners are allowed in to enjoy the most impressive and largest (60 hectares) botanic gardens in Sri Lanka.

Traditional cultural dance

With elaborate costumes, gyrating dance moves and show-stopping, fire-breathing stunts, a Kandyan dance performance is one of the defining experiences of a stay in Kandy. The traditional Kandyan dance show contains dance routines and costumes from across the country, including the famous ‘devil’ dances of the west coast. The shows lasts about an hour.

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is a dominating part of Kandy city, and you can`t miss it! The lake is charming and peaceful and is one of our favorite parts of Kandy. The lake was created in 1807 by the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy. The people initially objected to laboring on the lake project, but those who objected were ruthlessly put to death on stakes in the lake bed. So the lake has a bloody history. In the middle of the lake is a small island used by the emperor`s personal harem. Later the British used it to store ammunition, and they were the ones who built the fortress style parapet around the area.

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