Kandy District, Sri Lanka

Kandy District Kandy is a popular religious and tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city was the last Sri Lankan Royal kingdom and captured by British in year 1815. Kandy is located 490m above the see level and 115 km away from Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Kandy also known as "Mahanuwara", in Sinhalese language, that means "main city" or the "great city".

The city of Kandy is a world famous city because of the Dalada Maligawa, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of Load Buddha is located. This palace is visited by Buddhist devotees from all part of the world. Many foreign tourists used to visit Kandy during the "Esala Perahara" time which usually schedule in July/ August Time. This is a colorful Buddhist cultural parade to tribute the Tooth Relic of Load Buddha and this event held for 10 days of time.

Due to its cultural importance, this city was named as a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.



Peradeniya  Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Seenigama Devalaya (Temple) is located by the Colombo - Galle main road, just before the Hikkaduwa Town.
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Degaldoruwawa Raja Maha Viharaya

This hidden gem of art is located close to Lewella, Kandy and it is not far away from city center.
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Hindagala Temple

Hindagala Temple

Hindagala cave temple is famous for its wall paintings.
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