Kandy

Can be visited right throughout the year. However many prefer to visit the hill country during the months of December to March when there is possibility of rain. The Esala Perahera the main festival of the city is held in July/August every year.

The last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of a storied past, splendour, legend, folklore, mystery and traditions lovingly kept alive for countless years.

Famous for the temple of the tooth relic (which currently is home to the Buddha’s tooth) and the Esala Perahera pageant procession of Sri Lanka, the most spectacular religious procession in Asia, that lasts ten days and is held annually at the medieval royal city.

Visit the Kandy Bazaar/market, a Gem lapidary. Also, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, which was originally the pleasure garden of the Royalty where nearly 4000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli River. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show in Kandy.

If you are a golf lover or interested in sipping a beer in true colonial style stop by the Victoria golf club to enjoy the service of an award winning golf course.

Tourist attractions in Kandy

• Temple of the tooth relic of Buddha
• Cultural Dance Show
• Royal Botanical Gardens (the best in Asia)
• Picturesque man-made lake encircling the city of Kandy
• Degal Doruwa Raja Maha Viharaya
• Sri Dalada Museum
• Garrison Cemetery
• Ceylon Tea Museum
• Rajah Tusker Hall
• World Buddhism Museum
• National Museum
• Aluth Maligawa
• Audience Hall
• Udawattakelle Sanctuary
• Natha Devale
• St Paul’s Church
• Malwatte Maha Viharaya
• Vishnu Devale
• Kataragama Devale
• Pattini Devale
• Asgiriya Maha Viharaya
• Royal Palace Park