The hill capital of Kandy welcomes you to savour its rich legacy which constitutes various shapes and sizes. On a tour of the city you are bound to come across the famed Kandy Lake which is found near to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. If you are looking for an easy way to head over, why not contact Cinnamon Air? With a fleet of Sri Lanka sea planes at its disposal, the company will offer you a good air taxi Sri Lanka experience that will make travelling within the country a thing of the past.
With a parameter of 2.1 miles together with a depth measuring 60 ft, the lake has been spoken of in relation to many legends that add to its charm. Constructed in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha who was the last king of the country, Kandy Lake is decorated with a “Walakulu” Wall that extends around half of the area but remains unfinished owing to the kingdom being taken over by the British. A feature of the wall is that it comprises of tiny triangular shaped holes and offers people an opportunity light oil lamps during important festivals. The island on the lake is home to quite an interesting tale. It was believed to have functioned as the bathing place for the king’s wife and the rest of the ladies that belonged to the court. Many historians have voiced their opinion that a tunnel was constructed that linked the island with the palace. Presently the shady pathway found adjacent to the lake acts as a good spot for a quiet jog in the morning or stroll with the family by evening.
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