Welcome to Visit Kandy Sri Lanka

The UNESCO World Heritage listed “Sacred City of Kandy”, Sri Lanka’s hill capital, is situated 488 meters above sea level and was established in the 14th century and became the nation’s capital in the 16th century.

The capital of the Central Province is renowned for its culture and scenic beauty and sacred to all Buddhists as the “Dalada Maligawa” (the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha) is situated in the heart of Kandy town. The world-famous Esala Perahera, a cultural pageant venerating the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, is a spectacular parade which goes on for ten nights in the month of August and features up to a hundred colorfully adorned elephants, highly skilled acrobatic Kandyan dancers and traditional drummers.

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. Kandy is nestled amidst stunning lush vistas, picturesque waterfalls, deep & verdant valleys, and roadside exotic fruit stalls that enliven the drive up the windy roads. Kandy, Sri Lanka has a population of around 150,000.

 

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Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of tooth or Sri Dalada Maligawa is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, Temple of tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic which situated Temple of tooth is played an important role in the local politics since ancient times; it’s believed that whoever holds the Temple of tooth relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect the Temple of tooth with great effort. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese kings.

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Kandy Sri Lanka Hotels

Kandy Sri Lanka Hotels Kandy is just on 100km north east of Colombo and lacks an airport, but there are any number of buses and trains running between the two destinations. With your transport problem solved you’ll be pleased to know that the accommodation Kandy Sri Lanka Hotels is generally of international standards as can be seen in our Kandy Sri Lanka Hotels listings for the area.

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Kandy Perahera

One of the biggest Buddhist celebrations of the year, the annual Kandy Perahera (Esala Perahera) is a religious ceremony Kandy Perahera during which devotees pray for good rains to cultivate the crops. One of Buddhism’s most sacred relics, the Sacred Tooth is taken from the Temple the Tooth and paraded through the streets with the Kandy Perahera. Following this Kandy Perahera, more festive events take centre stage and visitors can expect to see a lively cast of dancers, jugglers and fire-breathers milling amongst the crowds Kandy Perahera

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