The hill capital of Sri Lanka, the city of Kandy enjoys a picturesque location amidst the mountains; intrepid travellers have much to discover here on an unforgettable adventure.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
The Sri DaladaMaligawa or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is part of the Sacred City of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Easy to reach from centrally located bungalows in Kandy, this golden-roofedattraction features a tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is home to museums, shrinesand other temples too.
Kandy Town and Lake
The main town is perfect for exploring and is a relatively short drive from properties such as Mountbatten Bungalow. Highlights include the Kandy Market offering fresh produce, spices and handicrafts and the Kandy Lake,a popular spot for strolls. For modern retail therapy, there’s the Kandy City Centre mall as well.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniyais the largest of its kind in the country and is an ideal place to unwind amidst idyllic landscapes. It’s famed for its collection of beautiful orchids, while the huge Javan fig tree at theGreat Lawn,flower gardenand towering palm-lined avenues are worth seeing too.
The Udawattakele Sanctuary is ideal for those who love the great outdoors. Rich in both flora and fauna, this sanctuary has several paths to explore; you will come across ancient rock dwellings that were used by Buddhist monks and have a chance to see monkeys, mouse deer, butterflies as well as diverse birdlife.