Tucked away amidst mountains of stunning beauty, the former kingdom of Kandy is a must-visit site in Sri Lanka. If you need more convincing, check out some of the reasons below!
The Sacred City of Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich heritage to discover; the focal point here is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Located within easy reach of Hotel Topaz, this golden-roofed temple is well worth a visit as are the Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilaka temples.
When in search of the best hotel Kandy has to offer, find one that provides easy access to key sites; enjoy the floral beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, stroll around the Kandy Lake, explore local markets, visit the Commonwealth Cemetery and learn the art of tea at the Giragama Tea Plantation.
The Natural Beauty
The Udawattakele Forest Reserve is amongst the most naturally beautiful attractions in Kandy and is a rich storehouse of flora and diverse wildlife that can be seen on a trek. From the city, one can also plan excursions to the Knuckles Mountain Range and hike amidst cloud forests and breathtaking vistas.
Located around 500 metres above sea level, the city is also blessed with some sublime cool weather, a far cry from the tropical heat of the coast. The weather in Kandy features an average temperature of around 24.5 °C / 76.1 °F and offers cooler climes and sunshine especially from December to April.