Visiting Kandy.

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Kandy city is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and it can be reached by road or by 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 located in the mountainous region. So it provides cool climate all around the year. Lot of hotels and restaurants are available for the incoming local visitors and foreign tourists. You can find top class Golf Course near to Kandy. Nearby Tea estates and Spice gardens should not be missed when you are visiting here.

Notice: Those who wants to visit Kandy must follow the Health ministry Instructions to protect them and the others from Covid-19 infection by wearing face mask, washing their hands and keeping distance from other people. Violators can be prosecuted under the new law.

Kandy Esala Perahera 2021.

The 2021 Kandy Esala Perahera will begin on Saturday, 14 August 2021 and will end on Tuesday, 24 August 2021.
Ceremony of planting 'Kap' (auspicious post)
1st Kumbal Perahera
2nd Kumbal Perahera
3rd Kumbal Perahera
4th Kumbal Perahera
5th Kumbal Perahera
1st Randoli Perahera
2nd Randoli Perahera
3rd Randoli Perahera
4th Randoli Perahera
Final Randoli Perahera
Water Cutting Ceremony (Diya Kapeema)

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

View Point.
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 spot.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens Peradeniya
  • 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.

Kandy City. Wiki. Tripadvisor Video.

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. Ticket Price: Rs 1,650/-
A/C busses are operating between Colombo and Kandy on regular interval..

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

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