Nestled amidst the mountains of Sri Lanka, the hill capital, Kandy, offers an enchanting escape where you can discover a rich heritage, culture and natural beauty.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
This temple is one of the key attractions in Kandy’s Sacred City which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. Around a 20 to 25-minute drive from Earl’s Regency Kandy, it houses a tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is within a site that features the Kandy royal palace and court.
Udawattakele Forest Reserve
Nature lovers can head to the Udawattakele Forest Reserve near the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka. Luxury resorts and hotels in Kandy can be found within easy reach of this sanctuary; here one will find towering trees, medieval rock dwellings used by monks as well as monkeys, wild boars, squirrels and a great many birds.
Bustling Kandy City
The heart of the city is also a wonderful place to visit and there is much to discover; explore the lively Kandy Market which offers everything from fruits and veggies to textiles and spices, wander around the scenic Kandy Lake and enjoy some modern retail therapy at the Kandy City Centre mall.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Once reserved only for royalty, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya is a sprawling site where one will find a range of trees, immaculate lawns and vibrant flowering plants as well. Highlights include the orchid collection, the Javan fig tree, the cannonball fruit tree and an avenue with royal palms on either side.