The UNESCO World Heritage listed “Sacred City of Kandy”, Sri Lanka’s hill capital, is a major tourist destination ,is situated 488 meters above sea level and was established in the 14th century and became the nation’s capital in the 16th century. Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.
The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion of the Sinhalees Kings.Even though Kandy is a new city it was evident that the inhabitance was the more than 880 years. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, rich cultural practices and rituals. Most of all the world popular Kandy pageant or “ Esela Pererahara”. Boating on the lake visiting the royal Botanical Gardens are some of other attractions.Visit Kandy Sri Lanka and experience the country’s most celebrated cultural city, the capital of the Central Province encompassing the Matale and Nuwara Eliya districts.It is nestled amidst stunning lush vistas, picturesque waterfalls, deep & verdant valleys, and roadside exotic fruit stalls that enliven the drive up the windy roads. Sri Lanka has a population of around 150,000.
The highlight of the year is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the relic casket is taken in procession accompanied by exotically costumed drummers, dancers and about 80 – 100 caparisoned elephants during ten glittering nights in July/ August.
This beautiful city, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls, boasts of the Royal Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, Beautiful Dumbara mountain range , Embekke Devale like that. Some of the Hill Country’s nicest boutique hotels nestle in the hills surrounding Kandy, and the city is a good base for exploring the underrated terrain of the nearby Knuckles Range.
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