Kandy is arguably the most scenic city in Sri Lanka; set around a picturesque lake, surrounded by forested hills.
The most famous site in the city is the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Attracting pilgrims from all over, the temple houses the tooth of the Buddha. Kandy is also renowned for the Esala Perahera, a 10-day spectacle of robed elephants, dancers and musicians that is held annually in July or August.
Other highlights include its evening cultural shows an abundance of gem and jewellery shops. You can easily spend two or three days here exploring the surrounding area and city.
- Admire the archaeological treasures of the historic Polonnaruwa
- Meander around the extensive water gardens surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Learn how to use Sri Lanka's spices during a cooking demonstration in Matale
- Enjoy the refreshing climate of Nuwara Eliya
- Climb the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress for outstanding views
- Admire the Buddha images inside the Dambulla Cave Temples
- Wander around the scenic Kandy Lake and observe the local life
- Enjoy the beautiful Orchid House in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
- Learn the rich history and culture of Colombo on a personalized city walk
- Visit the Temple of The Tooth Relic in Kandy, an important shrine of Buddhism
- Explore the beautiful grounds of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
- Admire the tea plantation views from your accommodation in Hatton
When it comes to location, it doesn’t get much better than Kandy House. Nestled amongst tranquil jungle and scenic paddy fields, the property dates back to 1804 and was this region’s first high-end boutique hotel. Kandy House is all about luxury, and with notable guests including Prince Michael of Kent, you really will feel like royalty during your stay here. Nine beautifully appointed and wonde...
Built for a manager of a large tea estate over a century ago, the Ellerton is now a seven-room property welcoming you to this beautiful area just 30 minutes from Kandy. Ellerton has a truly informal feel and is decorated in a country house style making you feel as if you are in a friend’s house. There is a Main House, Valley House and Garden Room as well as a pool and pretty gardens. The Main Hou...
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