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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 of Kandy 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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    • Trip to Kandy

      First of all let me start with the sales agent Mr.darshana, I just gave him the no. of days I would be visiting Sri Lanka and he was amazingly quick to put together a plan for us in a couple of minutes,his choices of hotels were amazing, especially the views from the rooms. Their prices are reasonable and services are excellent. We landed on 6th august,2019 in SL and the guide(Mr.Ramesh) was waiting for us patiently with the name board,he was not difficult to find. He was courteous and polite and helped us board the vehicle and start our trip to the different destination in sri lanka. We travelled from Colombo->Kandy->Nuweraellaya->ella->Beruwala(water sports and river safari). They even plan a day trip to visit the town of Galle from beruwala. I would definitely suggest Relax Lanka Tours to anyone travelling to Sri Lanka.
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      Dubai - united arab emirates, 2 days ago

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      The Driver was not good all he wanted was to make commission. He was late to pick us up 2 times because of which we missed the kandy festival........ when we had to go pinnawala Elephant Orphanage he took us to the private spot where we could ride elephants but those elephants were very dirty even in Nuwara Eliya he told us to take pictues from far away and he knew nothing about the waterfall there and was so confident about the little knowledge he had but that knowledge was wrong too.............. Even on the last day when we were to depart we had to take an uber because this guy was late we were actually at the boarding gate when we got his call that he was waiting outside, terrible service by the driver..... only giving five because the hotel was good and sri lanka is a good place to visit but not with this agent
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      New delhi, 5 days ago

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      The Driver was not good all he wanted was to make commission. He was late to pick us up 2 times because of which we missed the kandy festival........ when we had to go pinnawala Elephant Orphanage he took us to the private spot where we could ride elephants but those elephants were very dirty even in Nuwara Eliya he told us to take pictues from far away and he knew nothing about the waterfall there and was so confident about the little knowledge he had but that knowledge was wrong too.............. Even on the last day when we were to depart we had to take an uber because this guy was late we were actually at the boarding gate when we got his call that he was waiting outside, terrible service by the driver..... only giving five because the hotel was good and sri lanka is a good place to visit but not with this agent
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      New delhi, 5 days ago

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      Trip was amazing. Tour was well organized. Hotels could have provided better service at some places, like nuwara eliya. Our cab driver, Hafiz was an amazing person with great knowledge of the places and history. Thanks direct link and travel triangle for organizing a great trip. Train journey from kandy to nuwara eliya.
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      Abhishek Saha

      Kolkata, 19 days ago

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      We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Sri Lanka which lasted from 6th July 2019 to 18th July 2019. Everything was made super easy and accessible during the trip due to a responsible driver, AC car and good food. Sri Lanka is truly very peaceful, clean and green country with hospitable and welcoming people. For instance, we were served fresh juices everytime we checked-in in a hotel. This is indeed the best family trip of our life. Thanks to your company 'Amara Lanka Tours' :) Honestly this trip on the whole was an excellent and unforgettable memory itself! To point out, the spectacular Nine Arch Bridge was good for photography. One memorable experience in Nuwara Eliya was staying in luxurious hotels located at the peak of cloudy mountains with waterfall gushing in front and dark-green gardens beneath us. We enjoyed the elephant ride at the Elephant Orphanage in Sirigiya. Moreover, the train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella became an unforgettable experience because of a wonderful scenery we enjoyed from a great height with cold winds splashing our faces. We had a great shopping experience in Colombo in stores like Kandy Uptown and Glitz. Furthermore, watching tea production encouraged us to buy their good-quality teas for our family and friends. Handeling delicate and small turtles was fun along with watching 75 years old turtles at a turtle hatchery. Undoubtedly Sri Lanka is rich in natural beauty and deserves more and more tourists.
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      Touheedsheikh

      Riyadh saudi arabia, 22 days ago

    • Trip to Kandy

      trip was planned beautifully. also cab driver was so polite and he took care of every single thing during the trip. we would love to visit srilanka again. at the kandy hotel, Temple of the tooth relic, elephant orphanage, ramboda temple, bentota hotel.
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      Pushkarlohar

      Mumbai, 23 days ago

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      Trip was all good.. We enjoyed Sri Lanka.. But i guess travel agent should be listening us promptly and solving our query asap.. As hotels at few places were not upto mark and we complained him too but there was no positive reply from his side! Best memories were made in kandy trincomale and nuwara ellya We simply loved local Sri Lankan cuisine! And the best part was we covered all the seasons in 1 season! Beautiful place!
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      Vishwadeep Kesarwani

      Chhattisgarh, a month ago

    • Trip to Kandy

      Overall good experience, except hotel Rivendell in Kandy had a comfortable stay. Rivendell also good but booking issue with the agent finally they were able to allot a room but tats bit average room. Hotels were good had a comfortable and memorable stay, chauffeur was really good he suggested many things like rafting and other activities. We enjoyed
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      Rajasekar R

      Chennai, a month ago

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      all agents services are nice except hotel choice not OK, I'm happy with 2 hotels only . others were bad. anyway I got nice vacation thanks a lot. Nuwralia and Bentota are best cities in srilanka. Colombo,Yala and Kandy nothing interesting there.
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      Maher Alharbi

      Jeddah saudi arabia, a month ago

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      Travel triangle just about did everything right in facilitating our 6 day visit to Srilanka. Udani traels,Sri Lanka were efficient and always available for any assistance.The hotels they booked at both in Kandy as well as Bentota turned out to be excellent. All together a very enjoyabel experience. The hotel stay at Grand Kandian,Kandy,as well as Earl Reef Bentota were excellent choices,and credit to Udani holidays for choosing the best of hotels. The travel guide maduranga proved to be very versatile and knew just about everything ,including places to dine. The beaches of Bentota,as well as sea food cuisine in the sea resorts are at par with the best in the world.
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      Vijay Chandran

      Coimbatore, a month ago

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    There are a few things that only 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 Sri Lankan souvenirs, refreshing tea leaves and traditional handloom made products.

    Some Indians migrated to Sri Lanka 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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