Kandy, SriLanka |Things do, Places to visit and historical sites

Kandy is a major city in Sri Lankan which is located in Central province. It was the capital of the early kings period of Srilanka. The city lies in the centre of the hills. Its a destination of Buddhist Pilgrimage. The Kandyan Perehaera is the most famous event which happens once a year and where the busiest time of visitors. Its surrounded by charm plantation and famous for Ceylon tea. 

Attractions in Kandy

1. Sri Dalada Maligawa

Sri Dalada Maligawa is a Buddhist temple which is located in the city of Kandy. It was found in 1595.

2. Kandy lake

Kandy lake is situated in the heart of the city. It was designed by the last king of the Kandyan Kingdom. And this is an artificial lake. This place is a very quiet and beautiful place to go for a walk in the evening and also can get a boat at the jetty and go for a boat ride. 

3.Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya is located from about 5km away from the city. This is the largest botanical garden in the country.

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4.The Kandy Esala Perahera

The Esala Perahera is the festival of Buddhist. Which is held in July and August. This is a historical festival which happens every year. This made of traditional local dances such as fire dance, Kandyan and other cultural dances.

Best Resturants

Kandy offers a wide range of restaurant options. Here are a few restaurants that one should try out.

  1. Sharon Inn: The sharon in is 2km away from Kandy city centre. This hotel they start to served from 7.30 pm dinner buffet with SriLankan cuisine At the starlit rooftop restaurant. Views are amazing with sunset. 
  2. The Empire Cafe: This is located in temple road. Where you can get tasty breakfasts, rice and curries, pasta, wraps, salads, juices and milkshakes. This is a good place to take a break and relax from sightseeing period time. 
  3. Devon Restaurant: This is a Restaurant and bakery where you can get Sri Lankan and Chinese staples, a biryani or two and a few lacklustre Western especially.
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Queens Hotel Kandy – One of Sri Lanka’s iconic historic hotels. This Hotel is situated in the heart of Kandy, faces the beautiful splendid surroundings alongside the Lake.

Earl’s Regent HotelEarl’s Regent is aimed at local and foreign travelers who insist on staying in a hotel fit for royalty, just steps away from many of Kandy’s most glittering attractions.

The Radh – A Luxury 30-Room Boutique Hotel situated in the heart of Kandy city within a 2-minute walk to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Amaya hills –  Upon a hilltop overlooking the lush Hanthana Mountain range. This upscale resort in a grand building is 7 km from Temple of the Tooth and 5 km from Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.  

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