Kandy Lake – splendour in the heart of the city!

Travellers to Sri Lanka will not leave without spending a few days in Nuwara Eliya; the island’s most picturesque tourist destination. If you are looking for a comfortable hotel in Nuwara Eliya, one of the top choices available is Jetwing St. Andrew’s. Among many other Nuwara Eliya hotels, this hillside hotel is known for its spectacular setting. Kandy, being the hill capital of the island, is just a three hours drive from Nuwara Eliya. Located in the heart of the city, next to the Temple of Tooth Relic, the beautiful Kandy Lake is the highlight of the Kandy city. Anyone visiting the hill capital of Sri Lanka would undoubtedly spend a few minutes by the Kandy Lake for a breath of fresh air. Built in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Sri Lanka, the Kandy Lake bore witness to many significant historical incidents during the colonial times. Popularly known among the locals as “wewa rauma”, Kandy Lake round is a peaceful urban promenade perfect for an evening stroll.


Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.