Although not as busy as Colombo, Kandy is a charming city with a lot on offer. In terms of culture, Kandy has plenty for you to explore. Here are a few spots you mustn’t miss when you’re there!
Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, this temple is located in the very heart of the city. The temple is one of the most blessed and important sites of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka and around the world. Easy to reach from several hotels in Kandy, the likes of Earl’s Regent Kandy, the temple was constructed under the Kandyan Kings from 1687 to 1707 and 1747 to 1782.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Also known as Peradeniya Gardens, the area boasts numerous species of plants. The birth of the Gardens dates back to 1371 during the reign of King Wickramabahu. The gardens were formally established in 1821, six years after the final occupation of Kandy by the English. What you’ll see here is nearly 150 acres of beauty and lush nature.
Malwatte and Asgiriya Monasteries
Both of these monasteries hold high importance as the high priests of the two monasteries are the senior ecclesiastics of the Buddhist order in Sri Lanka.