The famous Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka is home to the country’s most iconic cultural and historical monuments. Nestled amidst the lush hills of central Sri Lanka, Kandy stands as a jewel in the heart of the island nation’s Cultural Triangle. Experience a mesmerizing expedition through the city of Kandy, where the allure of history, spirituality, and picturesque landscapes come together in perfect harmony.
The Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
At the heart of Kandy lies the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), home to a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. The temple’s annual Esala Perahera, a 10-day festival held in July or August, is a grand celebration of this relic. The festival features a stunning procession of caparisoned elephants, traditional dancers, drummers, and torchbearers.
The Serenity of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Just a short drive from the vicinity of a city hotel in Kandy such as the Hotel Topaz, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya offers a tranquil escape into nature’s embrace. Meander through its vast expanse of exotic flora, including towering palm avenues and enchanting orchid collections.
The Scenic Train Journey
Arriving in Kandy via the scenic train route from Colombo is an adventure in itself. The journey takes you through misty mountains, verdant tea plantations, and picturesque villages. Enjoy (at your own risk) snacks served by vendors onboard while taking in the breathtaking scenery whizzing past you.