(1600 Ft Above Sea Level)

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Kandy is categorised as Heritage / Plantations

Kandy Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Perediniya Gardens - Photo Courtesy Bernard Gagnon
Tooth of Relic monument (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Kandy Lake views from Tooth of Relic (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Kandy Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Inside Perediniya Gardens (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Sri Lanka's hill capital is perhaps the most beautiful town in Sri Lanka.
  • It is located 1600 ft ask and after Colombo, Kandy is Sri Lanka's most visited destination.
  • Single most visited site in Kandy is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.
  • There are numerous shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where guests visit to see rare paintings, frescoes, and stone carvings.
  • Paradeniya Gardens is a must visit with an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Know It
  • Kandy is where one shops for souvenirs made of wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony, and bronze
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Colombo (134 kms)

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  • The Serendipity Tour (7 Nights)

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  • Travel to Sri Lanka – Summary in a nutshell
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kandy Lake is set in the heart of the hill city of Kandy. Around the lake the towns is set and from different corners of the town one can see the lake. Number of birds are found around the lake. The area around lake is excellent for a walk.
    Lake or Riverside
    City Lake
    Tooth of Relic is the focal point of Kandy town. The monument is Gold roofed and here the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre
    Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage, Caves
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated between Colombo and Kandy. There are about 80+ elephants here and is open to the public for an elephant experience.
    Elephant Experience

Destinations within reach from Kandy

  • Dambulla ( 72 Km )

    Dambulla is renowned and visited for the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri more

  • Sigiriya ( 97 Km )

    Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of more

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Nearest Airport in Kandy
  • Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ) , Colombo-134 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Kandy from Major Cities.
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Cochin (Ernakulam)
New Delhi

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