Kandy is the hill capital of the country. It was the last kingdom to fall to the colonial powers and until today, keeps most of the culture and traditional ways to the letter to this very day. Here are some of the places that you should visit in this historic city.
Knuckles Mountain Range
If you book into Kandy holiday bungalows you will hear about the Knuckles Mountain Range over and over, because you can see it from half the city. The mountains are shaped like a human knuckle, each of the peaks jutting out. A perfect hike location.
From the top of Bahirawakanda which features a milky white Buddha and gives you spectacular views of the small city spread out below. It’s a quick drive from Mountbatten Bungalow.
The Udawattekele sanctuary hangs over the palace of the old kingdom and was once the old royal gardens. It is a sanctuary that has a lot of different species of birds and flora.
The Temple of the Tooth
The Temple of the Tooth is what makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage site and makes it a very special pilgrim location for Buddhists everywhere.
The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
One of the most extensive botanical gardens in the world with a lot of history. It is a lovely place to spend a picnic in a wide-open space.