Experience Kandy in Person

Best Places to Visit in Kandy

Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka with a great historical and religious background. Kandy is a city of kings where the last of all was King Sri Vikrama Rajasingha, and it was the last kingdom of the country before gaining independence from the British in 1948. There are many historical and religious attractions to see in Kandy.

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the most important shrines of Sri Lanka. Also named Dalada Maligawa, a temple based in the royal palace of the Kingdom of Kandy. Housing the legendary Budda tooth, the temple is a World Heritage site though very few are the remnants of the original temple built around 1600. Ornamentation with golden fences and Canadian architecture makes it a blissful sight for visitors.

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.

Wales Park

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.

Arthur’s Seat

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.

Udawattekele Sanctuary

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.