Tucked away in the mountains of Sri Lanka is the enchanting city of Kandy; an ancient kingdom and citadel, it offers captivating adventures that you won’t soon forget.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth
Also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, this revered site is part of the Sacred City of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses a sacred tooth relic believed to be from Lord Buddha and has smaller shrines and museums you can visit too. Check sites such as Truly Sri Lanka to find out more about this famed temple.
Royal Botanic Gardens
For nature lovers, one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka is to visit the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya. Originally used by the royalty of Kandy, the gardens are now open to all and features lush lawns, beautiful orchids, an avenue bordered by royal palms and flora from around the world.
Explore the Town
Don’t miss a chance to explore the main town where you can visit popular attractions too. For some shopping head to the Kandy Market Hall which offers textiles, handicrafts, souvenirs and more or to the modern Kandy City Centre mall. You can also take time to enjoy a stroll around the Kandy Lake.
Catch a Cultural Show
You can watch a performance of traditional Kandyan dancing and drumming which are included in cultural shows in the city. Hosted at places like the Kandy Lake Club, such shows feature performers in various costumes, rhythmic beats, graceful movements and theatrics to keep you fully entertained.