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
"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"
Kandy City View Point - 15 Min
Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue - 20 Min
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.
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.