This lovely city was the last Capital of the Kingdom of Sri Lanka before it became a colony of the British Empire.
Place to visit in Kandy
Royal Botanical Gardens – 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered SriLanka’s most prized possession.
Kandy Lake – is a man-made lake created by the last King of the Sinhalese Kingdom, in the year 1807.
Kandy Lake Club & Culture Center- You will be regaled during the hour-long performance by fire dancers, kolam dancers, and other traditional and classical dancers. Every evening from 17:00, a traditional dance show is demonstrated in the city of Kandy.