The Hill Capital of Sri Lanka nestling among the misty hills in the central region of this paradise island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Kandy was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, and today it is a town that attracts pilgrims and tourists alike. At the heart of Kandy is one of the most picturesque landmarks of the city, Kandy Lake, a stroll around which gives an outstanding view of the Temple of the Tooth. This temple is home to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha and today visitors can observe ancient traditions and ceremonies overseen by the resident monks. Each year in August Kandy is the sight of Sri Lanka’s magnificent spectacle, Kandy Esala Perahera, a frenetic festival lasting 10 days in honour of the sacred tooth. After the heat of the town, the 147 acres of lush green spaces of The Royal Botanic Gardens are a welcome respite and well worth a visit. From Kandy a scenic 2 hour drive or train ride brings one to Hatton in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country; the scenic jewel in the country’s crown. The rocky ravines, thundering waterfalls and rolling hills carpeted green with tea plantations make this beautiful area a must see on any visit to Sri Lanka. The cooler climate makes it an ideal area for walking and cycling with an abundance of wildlife to be seen on the way.
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Located about 20 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of Kandy and set in a 6 acre forested estate The Kandy House provides seclusion and serenity in a countryside setting.View details >
Perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region and bordering the UNESCO World Heritage Central HighlandsView details >