KANDY

Generalities

Scenic Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, with its endearing historical attractions, lush botanical gardens, tea plantations and overall spectacular natural beauty.

 

Kandy is also home to the deeply revered Buddhist Temple of the Tooth. 

 

With rolling tea fields, dramatic views and beautiful waterfalls the hill country is the scenic jewel in Sri Lanka’s crown.

It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. 

 

It is also a gateway to the Mountains, a popular destination for hiking and camping

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Things to see in Kandy if you have only a few hours

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.

Kandy's view point

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Large temple featuring rituals & services around the sacred Tooth Relic, the canine tooth of Buddha.

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Sigiriya Fortress

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high

Image by Yves Alarie

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The Kandy House

The Kandy House is a unique ancestral manor house (walauwa) providing seclusion and serenity for its guests in a lush, tropical garden setting, close to Kandy.

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THE SANTANI WELLNESS & SPA

Serene mountaintop spa resort offering Ayurvedic treatments, dining & an outdoor pool, plus yoga

*****

Image by David Rodrigo

Read about it on the blog

Experience and tour suggestions

Generalities

Scenic Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, with its endearing historical attractions, lush botanical gardens, tea plantations and overall spectacular natural beauty.

 

Kandy is also home to the deeply revered Buddhist Temple of the Tooth. 

 

With rolling tea fields, dramatic views and beautiful waterfalls the hill country is the scenic jewel in Sri Lanka’s crown.

It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. 

 

It is also a gateway to the Mountains, a popular destination for hiking and camping

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Things to see in Kandy if you have only a few hours

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.

Kandy's view point

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Large temple featuring rituals & services around the sacred Tooth Relic, the canine tooth of Buddha.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic .jpeg

Sigiriya Fortress

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high

Image by Yves Alarie

~  Destinations ~

En route to Kandy and the Hill country

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Hotels suggestions

kandy house.jpg

The Kandy House

The Kandy House is a unique ancestral manor house (walauwa) providing seclusion and serenity for its guests in a lush, tropical garden setting, close to Kandy.

*****

SANTANI.jpeg

THE SANTANI WELLNESS & SPA

Serene mountaintop spa resort offering Ayurvedic treatments, dining & an outdoor pool, plus yoga

*****

My Peaceful Retreat at the Santani Wellness & Spa Resort

Read about it on the blog

Experience and tour suggestions