Experience Kandy in Person
Best Places to Visit in Kandy
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Lankatilaka Vihara Temple
The Lankatilaka Temple or Lankatilaka Vihara is one of the most ancient Buddhist temples. Across the world, it is known for its unique architecture.
What makes this temple famous is the fact that, is built on a base of a natural rock called the Panhalgala Rock and stands stable even today.
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
This place showcases a breathtaking view of the entire Kandy town. The 88ft high statue of Buddha is something one should not miss while in Kandy. The white free-standing sculpture can be seen from any part of the Peradeniya city as it is, strategically located on top of the Bahirava Kanda (devil’s) hill.
For your bucket list, this is another best place to visit in Sri Lanka. Situated at the top of a small hill and overlooks Kandy Lake, this park is known for its majestic view and is called The Royal Palace Park.
It is located 1790 feet above sea level in the heart of Kandy city. And it offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city, Kandy Lake, the former palace of the Royal Family, and the Temple of the Tooth.
Hanthana Mountain Range
Peradeniya Gardens is a spacious 147-acre natural extravaganza consisting of more than 4000 species of plants, and 10,000 varied kinds of trees, which incidentally serve as the large garden of Sri Lanka.
Visit Kandy Lake
One of the great attractions and a must-do for the visitors of the hill country Kandy is to take a walking tour around Kandy Lake which dominates the heavenly location with its cascading beauty. Silent stroll especially, during sunset time enjoying the sounds of nature is a splendid way of coming close to Mother Earth and devouring the blissfulness.
Ceylon Tea Museum
Located at Hantane, the 1925 vintage Ceylon Tea Museum is one of the most important attractions of the hill country, in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The Udawattekele Sanctuary, also known as Royal Park Palace is, located at the hilly terrains of the Temple of Tooth Relic.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, southwest of the city of Kandy.