Welcome to kandy! Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. you can visit Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Millenium Elephant Foundation, Horton Plains National Park, Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and many more.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Royal Palace of Kandy, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Millenium Elephant Foundation, Horton Plains National Park, Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, International Buddhist Museum, British Garrison Cemetery, Kandy Lake, Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage and many more places.
Sitting ideal is not even an option and hence you will find several places to visit in Kandy. Overlooking the city of Kandy, you will find a big statue of Buddha on top of a hill. It is one of the first things that you will get reminded of when you think of this city. The city houses some beautiful temples which has one of the most beautiful shrines of Buddha. The Buddhist temple has the relic of the tooth of Buddha which is a popular tourist attraction.
For shopaholics, the city has its special Kandy City Centre which is the only shopping place in the city and you can definitely shop for some souvenirs too. The City Hall of Sri Lanka also showcases traditional and beautiful Kandyan dance which can be viewed by the visitors at a very minimal price range.
Are you a lover of water and light? Perhaps they see poetry in the blending of two of nature’s bounties. You will see a shimmering, pulsating painting on the verge of coming alive. Kandy is documenting one of the city’s landmark features, the Kandy Lake, and spent half the day just walking and gazing at this enchanting man-made body of water, absorbing the hustle and bustle of daily life around it. Lovingly nestled in a valley, protected by the hills, dominated by the tree covered lake with the mighty Mahaweli gushing in the background, the city of Kandy is still a focal point of Sri Lankan culture. It was the capital of the Kandyan Kingdom and the centre of governance for the last generation of the country’s kings. Enroute you will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage .The main attraction is clearly to observe the bathing_elephants from the tall river bank as it allows visitors to observe the herd interacting socially, bathing and playing Next, visit the Dalada Maligawa hundreds of devotees of white who throng to venerate the sacred Tooth Relic of The Buddha. It was rescued from the cremation flames in 543 BC and brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th Century. Continue to visit the Kandyan Arts and Crafts Centre to find craftsmen fashioning brass. silver and lacquer work. The next stop is at the Royal Botanical Gardens. See its magnificent Orchid House and the grove of splendid trees, all planted by eminent world figures. Return to Colombo by evening. Tour includes entrance fees to the Botanical Gardens, Dalada Maligawa and Pinnawela.
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