Visiting Kandy.

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Kandy city is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It can be reached by road, seaplane and by Government train service. From the ancient times to recent period it served as the Capitol of Central province. The new city is a blend of old and modern day living. It is one of the sacred places of worship for the Buddhist followers also it was named as one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO. Kandy city is in the Hill country that is located in the mountainous region. So it provides cool climate all around the year. Lot of hotels, Guest houses and restaurants are available for the incoming local visitors and foreign tourists. You can find top class Golf Course near to Kandy City. Nearby Tea estates and Spice gardens should not be missed when you are visiting Kandy.

Kandy offers the best Golfing experience. Visit scenic Kandy Golf club with your family or friends to a superb experience in Golfing.

Kandy Esala Perahera Days of Festivals.

Ceremony of planting 'Kap' (auspicious post)
1st Kumbal Perahera (10th August 2024)
2nd Kumbal Perahera (11th August 2024)
3rd Kumbal Perahera(12th August 2024)
4th Kumbal Perahera (13th August 2024)
5th Kumbal Perahera (14th August 2024)
1st Randoli Perahera (15th August 2024)
2nd Randoli Perahera(16th August 2024)
3rd Randoli Perahera (17th August 2024)
4th Randoli Perahera (18th August 2024)
Final Randoli Perahera (19th August 2024)
Water Cutting Ceremony (Diya Kapeema) and Day Perahera (20th August 2024)

Popular attractions in Kandy.

Dalada Maligawa.

  • Buddhist shrine contains the Holy Tooth Relics of Lord Buddha.
  • This is a place for worshiping for world Buddhist followers.
  • This is not a tourist destination, but it attracts lot of them.
  • When entering this place dress code applies.
  • Dress like you are attending your Sunday church service.
  • Long dresses are requested which must cover up to your ankle and up to your sleeves.
  • You have to remove your foot wear at the entrance.
  • Don't visit this place under the influence of hard drinks.
  • Don't take photos showing your back to Lord Buddha images.
  • Also don't take photos in front of the preserved (stuffed) "Raja" Elephant showing your back.
  • Avoid taking infants with you inside the complex as their crying may disturb pilgrims who are chanting or meditating in the prayer halls.
  • If you are a foreigner you need to buy an entrance ticket.
  • You will need 2 - 3 hours to visit and view all the statues, buildings and to participate in the daily Pooja Rituals.

Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy

Kandy Lake.

Kandy Lake

  • You can walk around this fabulous lake.
  • Best place to capture photographs.
  • You can go on boat riding in the lake.
  • Take a seat in the Queens hotel and look around the lake while sipping your coffee or a drink.

    Kandy City Centre

  • 5 Stories shopping complex with escalators.
  • Designer Shops Stores, stalls and food outlets are available here.

    Kandy City Centre

    Kandy View Point.

  • Highest point to view the elegance of the Kandy city and the lake from this view point.
  • Millions of photos and selfies were taken at this point.

    Kandy View Point

    Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

  • Two acres of garden with thousands of plants and trees from around the world.
  • The Botanical Garden was constructed by the British, during their rule.
  • Need to pay for entrance tickets
  • The opening hours of the gardens are from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm daily.
  • Tickets are issued till 5.00 pm only.

    Peradeniya Botanical Gardens Peradeniya

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    Daily 12 Trains are running between Kandy and Colombo.
    Special train Blue Line Express with Royal Saloon operates 2 services from Kandy and Colombo daily. The traveling is 2:30 Hours.
    A/C busses are operating between Colombo and Kandy on regular interval..
    Special Tourist Train Kandy Demodara Line.

    There are lots of Churches, Mosques and Hindu temples too are available.

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