Located formidable mountain ranges and lush forestlands, Kandy is a city that is renowned for being the capital of the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. The city is drenched in history for which it is home to numerous monuments and historic sites. Read on to know about some of the interesting things you could do in Kandy.
Visit the Dalada Maligawa
Dalada Maligawa also known as the temple of the tooth relic is the site where the sacred tooth relic is being kept. It is a popular pilgrimage site and it is one of the most revered religious monuments on the island. Being once the royal palace of the last Kandyan king, the temple premises houses well-landscaped gardens, expansive courtyards and unique structures. It also has its own museum complex. popular travel websites such as Kandy Escapes regard the temple as one of the best places to visit in Kandy
Located at proximity to the Dalada Maligawa, the lake is indeed one of the most notable attractions in the city. There is a dedicated walkway built around the lake on which people could go for a stroll admiring the views of the lake. Travellers could also feed the fish from the walkways that are built beside the lake and they could partake in boat rides that would take them around the lake as well.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Located approximately 5 kilometres away from the city’s centre, the Royal Botanical Gardens is an expansive flower garden that is home to over 4000 species of plants which includes, numerous species of orchids, varieties of palm trees and plants with medicinal value. The park feature dedicated areas for each different plant species and exploring it will indeed be a memorable experience!
Udawatta Kele sanctuary
If you are drawn to natural environs and wish to see some local wildlife in Kandy, this is the right place to be. The sanctuary features a brilliant array of birds and it is home to numerous plants. During your visit here you could also see some of the endemic animal species in Sri Lanka such as the slender loris, the torque macaque and even the national bird of Sri Lanka the jungle fowl.