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Royal Palace of Kandy in Kandy

Absorb the city’s history at Royal Palace of Kandy
Tourism in Kandy

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About 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 that you visit it. The palace is visited by many tourists every year and is a great place for a family visit and friends meet. For the people who are history enthusiasts and looking for satiating their curiosity, the palace is a great tourist attraction they must visit once.

History of Royal Palace of Kandy

The Royal palace of Kandy used to be the royal home of the Sinhalese Monarch. It was built firstly by the King Vickramabahu III who was the king of Gampola kingdom. The last king who lived there was Sri Vikrama Rajasinha. It had been divided into several sections that belonged for different purposes in the royal families. Some of the sections are king’s palace, royal audience hall, kings’ harem’s quarters, queen’s bathing pavilion and the queen’s palace. After being burnt in a fire, a huge part of the palace was lost. So, now you can only see the royal court and the temple of the tooth. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum which is called the National Museum of Kandy. The museum offers a glimpse into the artefacts that belonged to the royalties.

Places to visit near Royal Palace of Kandy

The National Museum of Kandy: A part of the Royal Palace of Kandy was converted into a museum and that is called National Museum of Kandy. The structure of the museum is just like the architectural style that was used in the earlier period. The museum showcases the artefacts of the families that lived in the palace and there are as many as 5000 objects in the museum.

Temple of the Tooth: Also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, this sacred place is located in the complex of the palace. It is one of the most famous temples of Buddha not only in the country but across the world. Besides seeking blessings at the temple, you can enjoy the beautiful views.

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    MANIKANTA KODAVATI

    Hyderabad

    Manikanta's 6 days trip to Kandy

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    Mumbai

    Kunal's 7 days trip to Kandy

    It was a wonderfully organised trip and special mention to Manjula, our travel guide who was exceptional. All the bookings were very well managed and it was a smooth experience throughout the trip. Manju gave us great overview of trip and drove us safely throughout. Bentota stay and travel was very relaxing and hotel were great

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    Pankaj Goswami

    Budigere rd

    Pankaj's 7 days trip to Kandy

    Few of the hotels were no te worth the money we paid. Whale watching, hotel at Kandy.

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    Shruti Agarwal

    New delhi

    Shruti's 8 days trip to Kandy

    Hotels were overall good. Hotel staff was helpful. We were promised car with sufficient boot space to accomodate luggages as well as baby stroller. However, it was a struggle to fit eveything into the boot of the assigned car. Travel time was way too long compared to what was mentioned in the itinerary. Due to which, there was hardly any time left to explore cities Kandy/Dambulla on the day of arrival. There wasnt a single day that we left hotel after arriving which means driver was free after 5/6 and we managed dinners on our own. The driver was reluctant to bring us out for dinner and suggested to take an auto-rickshaw. Price list shared for attractions was not latest and verified. When questioned, we were told that those are non peak rates. Why would you provide non peak rate list to someone who is travelling during peak period. We liked our hotels especially at Kandalama , Yala and Bentota. Nuwara Eliya hotel could have been better.

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    Pawan Goyal

    New delhi

    Pawan's 5 days trip to Kandy

    This was an amazing trip. The services of travel agent and cab driver were excellent. Special thanks to Mr Samir of Smart Lanka and Mr. Pathum our driver cum guide.

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    Risha Anuraj

    Bengaluru

    Risha's 6 days trip to Kandy

    I want to thank Nelum Tours and Chamith for such proper arranged tour for us . Every thing was as per our expectations. Special thanks to Sanjaka for his punctuality and proper guidance.We will highly recommend you to our family and friends . Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and we are planning to come here again very soon

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    Kartik Sharma

    New delhi

    Kartik's 5 days trip to Kandy

    Have an awesome experience first of all thanks to travel triangle and my SPOC person from Travel Triangle Ms. Sanad who helped me in getting connected to best of the agents in srilanka and ma'am was always available to help round the clock Second to Relax Lanka Tours with whom I contacted and got the package and itenary as per my requirement overall arrangement on the tour made by Relax Lanka Tour was awesome, the delivered everything in the same way they have promised before starting of the tour And last not the least the major person our tour guide Mr Ramesh he was simply just outstanding his knowledge about the country and the places we visited were superb and the hospitality which has offered by him all over the tour was superb

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    Indira gandhi international airport (del)

    Sheenam's 8 days trip to Kandy

    The trip planned was very tiring and the hotels provided were out of the main city...but overall v had lots of fun... Nuwara eliya ,bentota

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    Kartikeya's 6 days trip to Kandy

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    Awadesh's 7 days trip to Kandy

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