Kandy, more popularly known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, is an attractive tourist destination. Its history dates back to the 15th century, when it was the last royal capital of the country. The city is 115km from Colombo and is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy has an abundance of culture around it; the Temple of the Tooth being the most popular attraction. The centre of the city is situated in a valley which is elevated at 600m above sea level. Kandy Lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers and today, it is a scenic centre piece of the town. Also, home to an international cricket stadium, Kandy brings in thousands of cricket fans. Sports, religion, history and culture, Kandy has it all! A Day tour of Kandy should not be missed out on your tour of Sri Lanka.
Places you will visit
Pictures of the following places
Dalada Maligawawa , Spice Garden, Pinnawala ELephant Orphanage, Peradeniya BotanicalGarden, Kandy City Tour
Dalada Maligawa – Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden temple or the Temple of the Tooth is a venerated Buddhist worship location as it preserves the Sacred tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A noticeable feature of the temple is the golden canopy that makes it easily identifiable from far away.
Spice Garden – Enjoy Sri Lanka’s world renowed spices in garden where it smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace that overwhelm your senses!
Pinnawala Elephant orphanage – Established in 1975, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a breeding ground for wild Asian Elephants. The aim of the orphanage is to protect and care for the orphanged elephants in the jungles of the island. A natural habits is presented to the elephants were they re taken to the river twice a day and elephants below three years are bottle fed by volunteers.
Royal Botanical Graden – The Botanical Gardens in kandy are renowned for their beautiful flowers and trees: orchids in particular. The name Royal comes in because they were once upon a time only open to the kandyan royalty. With 60 hectares of land, covering 2500 square feet, this is Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive Botanical Garden