Set on a plateau surrounded by the mountains draped in green, Kandy holds allures like no other with its enchanting landscapes and cultural heritage. It’s not only the perfect climate that attracts visitors, but you can also find a myriad of things to do in Kandy as well.
Stroll Around Kandy Lake
Lying in the heart of Kandy is its picturesque Kandy Lake, which succeeds in taking one’s breath away. Also known as the Bogambara Lake, it dates back to 1807 when it was built under the rule of King Sri WickramaRajasinghe.
A Day Trip to Ella
Board the train from Kandy to Ella, and it can be guaranteed as one of the most breathtaking experiences you’d ever have. It’s truly an out of this world journey as it offers you striking views of stunningly beautiful sceneries of lush tea plantations and ethereal woodlands.
Be Mesmerised by the Festival of the Tooth
If you’re eager to see the wonders of Kandy Esala Perahera, then plan a stay at the city during that time. Go through websites such as Kandy Escapes to find the best hotels to take up accommodation in Kandy. This festival is held around July and August. Expect to see mesmerising cultural dances, and elephant adorned in lavish garments.
Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens
The oldest botanical gardens in the country, the Royal Botanical Gardens is hailed for its fascinating plethora of orchids and other plant varieties. One may also notice animals such as monkeys and chameleons minding their own business here.