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Tourism in Kandy

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Tourist Places in Kandy

Kandy City is an important city in Sri Lanka that should be in your bucket list for a memorable vacation. The city houses the best tourist attractions in the world. These places are ranked amongst the best internationally because most of the famous spots are marked as World Heritage Sites that are ‘protected’ by the government. So, check out the top places that you visit in Kandy City while browsing through the city’s map.

Royal Palace of Kandy

The Royal Palace of Kandy is one of the best places to visit in the city. It is located right next to the Temple of the Tooth. The palace was built by the Kandian Kings. Each ruler made changes to the castle according to the warlike situations and comfort. Tourists can visit the place on their way to the Kandy Lake and get a chance to see the grand Royal Audience Hall, the harem quarters, and the Queens’ Palace and bathing pavilion.

World Buddhist Museum

When you go on a sightseeing tour in Kandy City, do not miss the first international Buddhist Museum in the world. The museum was built with the help of contributions from countries like Bhutan, Cambodia, Pakistan, and India. It is also constructed on the site of the Victorian era building that came into existence after the British captured the city. Tourists can visit the museum and be made aware of the extent and expansion of Buddhism in Asia. The museum also informs its visitors the different ways Buddhism is practiced and celebrated throughout Asia. the various aspects of the religion remain unknown to many but this museum lets you know the teachings and history behind the rise of Buddhism.

Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

Dambulla Royal Cave Temple is a world heritage site that is one of the best places to visit in Kandy City. The temple comprises of five caves that have ornate statues and a spiritual atmosphere. The walls of the temples have paintings and Sinhala sculptures that inform tourists about the life of Gautam Buddha. Visitors can experience and take part in the temple proceedings, meditate in the monastery and also tour the caves for its historical importance. The caves are situated on a raised platform that can be reached after making your way through the large rocks and stairs. After reaching outside the temple, you can see a panoramic view of the city. The view of Kandy City provides for good pictures and a satisfying trip to the city.

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Kandy Lake in Kandy

Kandy Lake is an artificial waterbody that is considered a sacred relic of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. The lake was made back in 1807 and is one of the best places to visit for a walk or jog along. The shady area next to the temple offers its guests a view of the whole city. There are many temples near the waterbody, bu...

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Kandy

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is not a zoo, but something bigger and more interesting. It is a breeding ground for Asian elephants who are left abandoned due to unforeseeable circumstances. It is a widely acclaimed tourist attraction because of its comfortable setting for elephants. Visitors are allowed to see the way elepha...

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Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

The city of Kandi earned the title World Heritage Site because of the presence of a sacred tooth relic temple, Temple of the Tooth. As the name suggests, the temple houses Lord Buddha’s tooth which had been transferred all the way from Kalinga to Kandy. It is now stationed at this temple which holds 3 pujas a day to honor a...

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Royal Palace in Kandy

Royal Palace of Kandy is one of the most popular places to visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a magnificent structure that will leave you awestruck like never before. Situated near the temple of the tooth, the palace is surrounded by lush greenery which gives it an aura that will make you fall in love with it the first time t...

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Botanical Garden in Kandy

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy was once upon a time a walking place for the Britishers and was accessible to the royals of the Kandian era. However, now everyone is allowed to take a stroll along with the lush green gardens of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy. The gardens are a big hit amongst visitors becaus...

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    If you want to travel within Kandy City, opt for the services of a ferry. Before accepting a ride on the ferry, please fix a fair price that should be given to the driver afterwards.

    Kandy City has a plethora of tourist spots specially dedicated to national parks. So, there are numerous places where you can see the majestic elephants. Some of these national parks are the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawalawe sanctuary.

    Kandy City is a safe place and you can take part in its lively nightlife that tourists are encouraged usually enjoy. There have been no records of criminal violence against tourists for the longest time.

    There were some Indians who migrated to different cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy being one of those cities, and are mostly referred to as ‘Indian Tamils’ and they form the minority of the country. However, the Sinhalese form the major population of the country and are not mostly of Indian origin.

    There are a few things that only Kandy City in Sri Lanka can offer and the rest of the world can simply just watch and buy. Some of these unique things are Ayurvedic medicine, authentic souvenirs, refreshing tea leaves and traditional handloom made products.

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