Steeped in centuries of culture and history, Kandy was the last kingdom to fall to the British after having withstood invasion for centuries.
The Last Royal Capital
The city was established sometime around the 15th century as the royal capital and became a stronghold for the Kandyan kings who were able to repel invaders thanks to Kandy’s unique situation in a plateau surrounded by impenetrable mountains and forests.
During the seasons of July-August, every hotel in Kandy Sri Lanka gets fully booked thanks to the Perahera; an annual festival of light celebrating the Tooth Relic of Buddha which is said to be enshrined in the Temple of the Tooth Relic at the former royal palace.
Kandy is situated 115 km away from the capital Colombo and is the second-largest city in the country. It is set at an elevation of 600m and is surrounded by forests and mountains on all sides.
The Kandy Lake
There are plenty of things to do and see in Kandy and its suburbs which is why booking into a hotel like Hunas Falls Hotel Kandy and staying for a couple of days will enable you to get the best of everything. The highlight, however, would be the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Kandy Lake which acts as a centrepiece to the jewelled crown that the city is.