The central highlands of Sri Lanka are unlike any other. Gifting you with splendid weather, views, and wonders, you’re spoilt for choice! Here are a few things to see in Kandy.
The Temple of the Tooth Relic
The foremost sacred and a culturally revered spot in the entirety of Sri Lanka, this temple should be the first on your list. Known locally as Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth Relic sees thousands of devotees and tourists every month. The temple is not too far from many bungalows in Kandy the likes of Mountbatten Bungalow. One can head to the temple in the morning hours when the crowd is less.
Do you enjoy walking through trees, which are hundreds of years old while admiring the tropical flora and fauna you’re unlikely to see anywhere else in the world? Then, Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya is ideal for you! The gardens cover almost 60 hectares, and you can explore palm trees, spice gardens, giant bamboo, and much more at this place.
For a quiet, undisturbed afternoon left alone with your thoughts, a walk around Kandy Lake is perfection. Located in the very heart of the city, the lake is outlined with a wide walking path and several benches every few metres.
Dance and Drum Shows
Kandy is no stranger to many cultural shows. These shows allow you to glimpse into the vast history and tradition that is captured within these performances and what it essentially means for the people of Sri Lanka. These dance performances play a huge role, even to this day, in special occasions such as weddings and graduation ceremonies. You’re sure to enjoy one of the most unique performances ever!