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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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    Deepak Ramu

    Mumbai

    Deepak's 7 days trip to Kandy

    Good hotels! Resourceful driver cum guide! My only issue is with the booking process. Travel triangle took 25 days to finalise my booking even though i was instantly getting back to them with updates/changes to my tour itinerary. I am otherwise completely satisfied with the trip.

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    Abhishek Blade

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    Abhishek's 6 days trip to Kandy

    I missed my flight from chennai to colombo due to, your improper connecting flight scheduling, Indigo flight from Delhi to Chennai being delayed and due to reschedule of Indigo flight from 5:55am to 5:40am and by the time I reached the checkin gates were already closed.Due to which I have to book another flight from Chennai to Colombo on Sri lankan Airlines that costed me around Rs. 13794.There is no update from your side that what all are you doing to get my money reimbursed from Indigo because of missed flights as there was no fault of mine for the same and your travel agent told me that they are helpless and you your self need to talk to the Indigo Airlines. Secondly I need a complete distribution of my bills explaining me clearly my flights cost, travel cost, hotels and others which ideally should be done before payment even but I have not received it even after payments and even after my trip

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    Shashank Bhatt

    Delhi

    Shashank's 6 days trip to Kandy

    I booked my trip through Udani and had great experience, Ravishi is spot on right from answering my queries to following up on the trip and post my trip. she is very polite and guided me well. on my Arrival i meet my drive and guide Ravi he is a amazing guy he has taken me to the nicest places to eat and explore. i will surely recommend Udani to the traveler and will soon be back to explore Srilanka further more. cheers. shashank

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    Anil Kumar Srivastava

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    Anil's 11 days trip to Kandy

    We undertook 11 days tour of Sri Lanka from 29th Feb to 10th March 2020 and visited Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Mirissa, Bentota and Colombo. The entire tour was well planned by the travel agency and it was quite comfortable tour. Taxi driver with luxurious sedan was with us for the entire tour from day one and provided Sim card for connectivity and also worked as guide. We stayed for 2 days at certain places but no local sightseeing on the first day was arranged by the Agency. At some places food was not to our taste. In all tour was very satisfying and comfortable.

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    Sree Karthik Hebbale Somashekar

    Bangalore

    Sree's 6 days trip to Kandy

    I had one of the best experience with SEEMAX Travels. I was on a vacation to Srilanka for 6 days with family and my friends family. Seemax travel arranged each and everything in an organized manner and every thing was up to the mark.Driver Rajakaruna was a very professional and amazing person. He picked up on time from the Airport and also helped us in exploring places in Srilanka. All the Hotels were awesome with all amenities, Food was really great and more than our expectation. They were able to cover all the places as per the itinerary which was requested by us. I would like to thank Dilshan and team for making this holiday an amazing experience. I would also want to recommend SEEMAX TRAVEL FOR YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. It is one-stop for all your travel info at affordable prices. Seemax Travel is trustworthy.

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    Mumbai

    Aatish's 7 days trip to Kandy

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    Ieavinash

    Ahmedabad airport (amd)

    Ieavinash's 6 days trip to Kandy

    Ceyathra Destination had quoted the highest price (about 50-60 USD more) than its counterparts for a 6 day 7 night trip in March 2020. However, we stuck to Ceyathra because Gishan interacted personally and solved each and every query that we had before the trip. He was available 24*7 and was quick with responses and feedback. He showed amazing flexibility in making changes to the tour schedule and made sure we had a comfortable and fun filled experience. He and his driver Chitra had made sure that our 88 year old father who was travelling with us was comfortable too. Right from picking up at the Colombo airport, to dropping us back Ceyathra Destination offered immaculate service which came in form of Chatura the driver. Not only did he took personal care of all of us but also made sure we got the best Forex rates while buying the local currency. He not only drove us safely and showed us a number of places, but also went out of the way to get us good discounts. His wit came as a bonus for all of us. I recommend Ceyathra Destination to all those planning to travel to Sri Lanka ... Please be assured of personal care and promises will be kept. Thank you for reading ... Gishan can also be contacted on +94 76 804 8729 Climbing Sigriya rock, Dambulla caves, elephant safari, rafting, boat ride on bentota river and a swim on the beaches are not to be missed

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    Samhitha Lanka

    Bangalore

    Samhitha's 5 days trip to Kandy

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    Padmajakonisetti

    Hyderabad

    Padmajakonisetti's 4 days trip to Kandy

    We booked our SL trip with Amaralanka Travels . Their service was good. We had Mr. Indica Kumar as our driver and tour guide. He was with us throughout the trip- Quite helpful. We traveled to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota. The travel agent didn't realise that we asked for 4 nights. We stayed the 4th night on our own in Bentota and took a trip to Mirissa. All this we did after consulting with our driver assuming that he is in touch with the travel agency. On the 5th morning, when we were supposed to be dropped at Colombo, the travel agency informs that we need to pay additional amount. When asked why we were not informed when we landed at airport and paid the balance amount to the agent or by the agency over message or call in the first 4 days, the travel agency person turned rude and started abusing us that we were making a fuss. We were ready to pay the balance amount but the agency person turned it all bitter for us on the last day. The first hotel in Kandy could have been better. Except the last glitch, their service was good.

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    Rushabh Shah

    Vadodara

    Rushabh's 9 days trip to Kandy

    All the services provided by Relax Lanka were amazing except one of the hotel which were not upto the mark and that was Lavendish Beach Resort, Unwantuna as the services were poor as well as the housekeeping were not that as expected. The lights and exhaust fans were not working in bathroom and bed room area. The breakfast provided during the safari of whale and dolphin watching were terrible and tasteless. Even the dinner were not impressive as expected and only that was the sad part or else everything was amazing. The driver cum guide was superb, polite, caring and very nice. All other hotel including: Nebula, Lavendish Okrin, Serendib were fantastic and hope to see Sri Lanka again with the remaining itinerary left from the part of Sri Lanka.

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    FAQ's of Kandy

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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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