Attractions

Kandy is the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka and it has number of sightseeings with full of  cultural, traditional and historical values to explore. Kandy has beautiful natural surroundings with lakes, rivers, landscapes, mountain views and pleasant average climate to attract millions of tourists every year. 

Within Kandy City

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"Kandy Esala Perahera" (Cultural Parade) - 10 Min

The Kandy Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and grandest festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. ​

 16 - 20 Aug 2018 :  "Kumbal Perahera" 

 21 - 25 Aug 2018 :  "Randoli Perahera"

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Temple of the Tooth - 15 Min

This is the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is located in the royal palace complex of the ancient kingdom of Kandy. 

Kandy Lake - 15 Min

Kandy Lake is an artificial lake built in 1807 by the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha. This brings a grace and beauty to the Kandy city and it is located next to the temple of tooth in the centre of the town.

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Royal Palace of Kandy - 15 Min

Royal Palace of Kandy was the royal residence of the Sri Lankan monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy.

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National Museum of Kandy - 15 Min

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Kandy City View Point - 15 Min

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Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue - 20 Min

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Udawattakele Forest Reserve - 20 Min

Around Kandy

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Botanical Garden (Peradeniya) - 30 Min

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Gadaladeniya / Lankathilakaya / Embakka Temples - 1 hour

Gadaladeniya, Lankathilakaya and Embakke are very historic temples  built in 13 century AD. Lankathilaka Temple is considered to be one of the best preserved traditional architecture that built on a rock. Embakke temple is very famous for rare wood carvings  and architectural designs. Gadaladeniya temple has beautiful historic paintings and an attractive architectural design with some south Indian origin.

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Elephant orphanage (Pinnawala) - 1.5 hours

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Zoo (Pinnawala) - 1.5 hours

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Cultural Village - "Iparanigama" (Pinnawala) - 1.5 hours

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Sembuwatta Lake - 1.75 hours

Sembuwatta Lake is located at Elkaduwa in the Matale District, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. Sembuwatta Lakeis a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool.

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Hill Country - Nuwara Elya - 2 hours

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful city located in the tea country of the central highlands. It has many world famous tourist attractions that includes botanical gardens, mountains, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes (Hortain-plaines & World's end).