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Kandy Travel Guide  

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Kandy is the capital of the administrative district of Kandy in Sri Lanka and also the capital of the Central Province, which comprises of the districts of Nuwara Eliya, Matale and Kandy. Kandy is located in the center of the country amongst the hills of the Kandy Valley.

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 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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Level 5     0 Trophy   
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Overall Guide : Kandy is a hill capitol of Sri lanka and it was the last kingdom, which come to an end on March 2nd 1815. When the last king of Kandy Sri Wikrama Rajasinge after his death Colombo became the new capital.... more The name comes from the Sinhala word “kanda” meaning “Hill” for it became the capitol of the hill country in Sinhala. It is known as “mahanuwara” meaning the capital city , it is actual name was “senkadagalapura”.According to the history this name originated as the several possible sources. That one reason who lived in a cave near by the city with name Senkada another being a queen of Wikkramabahu. Kandy is the second largest city in sri lanka after Colombo and among one of most scenic cities, also administrative and religious capitol city of central province. Kandy is declared a world heritage city by UNESCO in 1988, Wikkramabahu lll in 1357_1354 was first established near the Watapuluwa are north of the percent city and named Senkadagalapura Hill capital had become of the holy place as tooth relic of the Buddha which symbolized a 4th century tradition that used to be linked to the Singhalese kingdom since the protector of the relic was the rule of the land as the king is palaced and the temple of the tooth were placed in close to each other. Kandy been the gate way to the central highland of sri lanka it is the main transportation location in the island it is the able to reaching by major motor ways. Colombo to Nuwaraeliya via Kandy is the most scenic roads and Colombo Kandy road passes through Rubber plantation and paddy fields around warakapola and Tea plantations and European vegetables gardens, waterfalls also never missed. Kandy Colombo and Kandy Nuweraeliya both roads claw their way up winding, rounding over the rings of hills.
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Elephant Orphanage 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... more are fed milk by handheld bottles. The tourists can enjoy elephant rides and view them playing in the water. Western Shrines 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 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.
Milinda
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.The city... more lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. Kandy is very amazing city.There are lot of beautiful places to visit in Kandy.
Not to be missed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic , kandy Lake , Botanical garden
Doowa
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Nice Place to visit DOOWA Yoga Center is an Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat Center in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Being an Eco-friendly Yoga Ashram, it is located in landscape surrounded by natural shades an a stream which makes the site a... more real island. Yogis, who are seeking an Ashram to learn and practise Yoga with the blessings of nature are now gifted with what they really need. Courses are offered as per requirements of Yoga-Lovers. Join us to Live with Yoga with the guidance of Guru Noyel Darmajith.
Joe Fernando
Level 12     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after the capital Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri... more Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. The Most beautiful city in Sri Lanka
Not to be missed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic , Botanical garden , kandy Lake
ROHANA
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : KANDY IS ONE OF THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD. THIS IS THE HOLY PLACE OF BUDDHISTS BECAUSE OUR LORD BUDDHAS TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC IS HERE. KANDY IS SURROUNDED BY RIVER MAHAWELI, THE LONGEST RIVER OF SRI LANKA. THIS... more IS SRI LANKA S LAST KINGDOM UNTIL BETRAYED BY SEVERAL LOCALS.
Not to be missed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic , kandy Lake , QUEENS HOTEL
randu
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Kandy is very beautiful and interesting city in Sri Lanka. My uncle and elder brother are live in Kandy. My favourite place is bogambara bodhimalu temple. It is in Kandy. I love Kandy.
nadeeka indeewari
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Awesome place... so neturing place ... having good weather than other placess. I think most beautiful place ... heart of kandian is sri daladamaligawa it's amaizing
Not to be missed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic , Botanical garden , hanthana
Hiqsha
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : You have to go to kandy at the period of the perahera where u can see very large amount of fireworks and dozen amounts of big fat elephants dressed in suits.
Yasas Abeywardana
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : One of the beautiful city in the world with peace and calm people and environment. So many places to visit in ancient places. So many calves in the temple of tooth, Gadaladeniya, ambakke etc..
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