The Elephant Orphanage is located 13 Kms from Kegalle town off the main Colombo-Kandy Road. It is the singular sanctuary in the world that is dedicated towards young elephants who have lost their natural habitats. These elephants are fed milk by handheld bottles. The tourists can enjoy elephant rides and view them playing in the water.
16 Kms towards the west of Kandy are located the Western Shrines which are made up of three temples. Gadaladeniya Temple is constructed from stone and here ... More one can view a seated Buddha image, carved stone friezes, wall murals and lacquered doors. The architecture is identical to south Indian type. Lankatilaka Temple is a brick building that has three storeys and there is a seated image of the Buddha. The original paint on the ceilings and walls is still fresh and bright and the doors of wood are also painted. The Embekke Temple is dedicated to God Kataragama and the pillars here have beautiful designs of birds, legendary beats, wrestlers, musicians and dancers.
The population of the city in 2001 was 0.109 million. The city of Kandy is cooler when compared to the island.
The monsoon season extends from May to July and December to January and during these months the climate is rough and unstable. The best time to visit this city ... More is from March to midst of May.
The culture of Kandy dates back to about three hundred years and has been affected by the colonization of the region by the British, Portuguese and the Dutch. There is considerable social diversity as one can find people using buffaloes in a paddy field while others busy in software engineering.
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