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Places to visit in Kandy

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Sri Lanka tourism offers a diverse array of experiences. Nestled in the lush hills of Sri Lanka's central province, Kandy is a captivating city that exudes charm and cultural richness. Known for its historic significance and breathtaking landscapes, Kandy offers a plethora of attractions that will delight travelers from all walks of life. From ancient temples and royal palaces to picturesque gardens and serene lakes, our Sri Lanka tour packages help you to explore all the enchanting destinations that Kandy has to offer.

Must- visit places in Kandy

1. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

One of the most revered Buddhist temples in the world, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Located in the heart of Kandy, this majestic temple is not only a significant religious site but also an architectural marvel. The annual Esala Perahera, a grand procession of elephants, dancers, and musicians, is a spectacle not to be missed for a glimpse of the relic.


 

2. Royal Botanical Gardens

Escape to a haven of tranquility at the Royal Botanical Gardens, just a short drive from Kandy city. Spanning an impressive 147 acres, these gardens boast an extensive collection of rare plants, vibrant orchids, and towering palm trees. The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is a botanical paradise that offers a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

3. Kandy Lake

At the heart of the city lies the serene Kandy Lake, locally known as Kiri Muhuda (Sea of Milk). Built by the last king of Sri Lanka, King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the lake adds a sense of serenity and natural beauty to the cityscape.

4. Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Perched atop Bahirawakanda Hill, the Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue stands tall, overlooking the city of Kandy. Visiting this iconic white statue of Lord Buddha, seen from various points in the city, is one of the main things to do in Sri Lanka. A short hike up the hill rewards visitors with panoramic views of Kandy and its picturesque surroundings. 

5. Udawattekele Sanctuary

For nature enthusiasts and avid hikers, Udawattekele Sanctuary is a must-visit destination. This enchanting forest reserve, also known as the Royal Forest Park, offers a network of trails that wind through the dense foliage. The sanctuary is home to various bird species, monkeys, and diverse flora, making it an ideal place for a peaceful walk amidst nature.

6. Gadaladeniya Temple

Located a short distance from Kandy, the Gadaladeniya Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple dating back to the 14th century. Its architecture showcases a unique blend of South Indian and Sinhalese styles. The temple's serene ambience, intricate wood carvings, and stunning paintings make it a cultural gem worth exploring. So, add this magnificent architecture to your Kandy tour packages.

7. Embekke Devalaya

Adjacent to the Gadaladeniya Temple, the Embekke Devalaya is renowned for its exquisite woodwork and intricate carvings. This historic shrine, dedicated to the god Kataragama, is a testament to the craftsmanship of ancient Sri Lankan artisans. The intricately designed wooden pillars here are among the finest examples of traditional Sinhalese architecture.

8. Hanthana Mountain Range

Adventure seekers and hiking enthusiasts will find solace in the Hanthana Mountain Range, located on the outskirts of Kandy. This range offers several hiking trails of varying difficulty levels, leading to panoramic viewpoints and picturesque landscapes. The cool mountain air, lush greenery, and diverse wildlife create a memorable hiking experience.

Conclusion

Kandy, with its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and captivating landmarks, is a city that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. From sacred temples and royal palaces to scenic gardens and serene lakes, there are countless places to explore in Kandy. Escape to paradise with our all-inclusive Sri Lanka honeymoon packages, offering romantic getaways, luxurious accommodations, and unforgettable experiences for the perfect start to your new journey together. Immerse yourself in the enchanting city and discover the treasures that await in this cultural gem of Sri Lanka.

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