Kandy

Destinations

Kandy - (Hill capital of Sri lanka)

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 120kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) and the Peradeniya botanical gardens the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.

Kandy is a good transit point to the cultural triangle to the north. The city is also a good source of souvenirs or to experience many cultural performances at it’s various hotels in the city.

Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second biggest city and the capital of the central province. The busy town is situated in a valley at an elevation of 600m, inside a wide loop of the Mahaweli River and is surrounded by hills. Kandy is also a popular stop during July/August when the annual Esala Perehera (holy festival) takes to the streets of the city. The cool climate of the hills is a relief after the cloying heat of the lowlands, and the lovely Kandy Lake and the drives around it are set amidst great scenic beauty.

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