Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka and lies in the midst of hills. It is the Capital of the Central Province. It is both an administrative and religious city. Kandy is the second largest city in the country and is frequently visited by Buddhists especially of the Theravada School.Kandy is very famous among tourist for three main reasons: It is home to the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic; Dalada Maligawa ), The Botanical Gardens ( Located in Peradeniya) and it always has a special place when it comes to festivities such as the Esala Perahara.
The Temple of the Tooth relic is the place that houses the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Originally part of the Royal Palace complex of the Kandyan Kingdom, it is one of the holiest places of worship and pilgrimage for Buddhist around the world. The Palace of the Tooth relic, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of Buddhism. The temple is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Buddha and the testimony of a religion which continues to be practiced today.
Parks and Gardens:The Royal Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the whole island providing residence to over a large variety of plants, some even hundreds of years old.
Kandy as stated earlier is also very popular due to the annual pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession through the streets of the city. This casket is taken on a royal tusker. The procession includes traditional dancers and drummers, flag bearers of the provinces of the old Kandyan kingdom, the Nilames wearing their traditional dresses, torch bearers and also the grandly attired elephant. This ceremony which is annually held in the months of July or August attracts large crowds from all parts of the country and also many foreign tourists.
Kandy is must for anyone's itinerary when visiting Sri Lanka. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka which at the same time show cases the Sri Lankan Culture at its highest level.
(Following accommodation list is randomly generated)Hotels & Other Accommodation
No. 3, Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy.
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Tel : 0814475200
Earl's Regent Hotel
No. 1/40, Devenirajasinghe Road, Peradeniya, Kandy
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Tel : 0812221144
Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa
Agawatta Estate Moragolla, Thalathuoya Kandy
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Tel : 0812054908
Hantane Shadow Resort
Spring Hill Estate, Heerassagala, Kandy
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Tel : 0812445593
Gampola Watta, Naranvita, Gampola.
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Tel : 0814486201
Hotel Hill Top
200/21, Bahiravakanda, Peradeniya Road, Kandy
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Tel : 0812234317
32, Aniwatta Road, Kandy.
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Tel : 0812223020
Serene Garden Hotel
No. 189, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy
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Tel : 0812227915
P. O. Box. 16, Heerassagala, Kandy
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Tel : 0814474022
No:30, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy
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Tel : 0812233024
No. 70, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy.
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Tel : 0812234571
No. 12, Katugodella Vidiya, Kandy.
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Tel : 0812224688
No:04, Dalada Veediya, Kandy
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Tel : 0812222813
Earls Regency Hotel
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Tel : 0812422122
Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge
Richland Road, Madulkelle.
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Tel : 0813801052
No. 124, Srimath Kuda Ratwatta Mawatha, Kandy
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Tel : 0812234365
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