The last capital of ancient Sri Lanka, Kandy still emulates the royal charm from the yesteryear of the nation. Adorned with breathtaking scenery, this is one city where you can relish a world of sightseeing.
The city of Kandy is symbolized by a sparkling blue lake spread across the heart of this region. Kandy by itself emulates beauty beyond words and this gastronomic lake only adds to the scenic appeal of this city. For many Kandy Lake is ever popular for the quiet strolls in the evening or better yet you could indulge in a boat ride to truly appreciate the vast expanse of this lake.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy is located 5kms west from the city of Kandy and it happens to be one of the oldest gardens in all of Sri Lanka. Officially established by Alexender Moon in the year 1821, the garden has been one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in Sri Lanka ever since its inception.
Temple of Tooth
The most sacred location in all of Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth is the biggest attraction in the city of Kandy. Locally known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth is believed to house the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. On a visit to this part of the country, base yourself in one of the finest bungalows in Kandy the likes of Dream Lodge and explore the Temple of the tooth and absorb some Buddhism while you are at it.
Kandy National Museum
A holiday in Kandy is not quite complete without absorbing a bit of the rich history that this city is known for. Within the premises of the museum 5000 objects are exhibited depicting the various historical and cultural events that took place during the Kandyan era.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+