Kandy - The Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka
The last capital of the Sinhalese kings, Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka in population. Kandy lies 500m above sea level and beautifully situated with surrounded by mountains. There is a beautiful man-made lake in the heart the city and the country’s longest river curves its way through the city.
Kandy is also the cultural capital of Sri Lanka Lies almost on the at the center of the Island. It is the site of one of the world’s most prominent temples of Buddhist worship: The “Dalada Maligwa” or “The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic”, which houses the left canine tooth relic of Buddha. The Temple and its famed relic are the focus of the annual Esala Perahera (Procession, Parade), Sri Lankas most spectacular pageant that draws thousands of Buddhist devotees as well as other spectators from all over the world.
Kandy became Sri Lanka’s capital in 1591, under King Wimaladarmasuriya I, until 1815, when chiefs rebel against the king and gave up the power to British. Kandy is a world heritage site and a main hub on the itinerary of almost all tourist visitors who travel to Sri Lanka.
Because its strategic location in the center of the island, many travelers who are on a budget and for those who do not have time to stay overnight in other cities with most popular attractions & activities, a day trip to those places are the most time and money saving option for the travelers.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic
Kandyan Cutural Dance show
Knuckles Mountain range
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Ceylon Gem Museum
Ceylon Tea Factory