The city of Kandy is located in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau. The city served as the last capital of the ancient rulers of Sri Lanka. Today Kandy has become a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, especially for those looking for a holiday in the lap of nature. A large part of the city is covered in plush rainforests and emerald parks. The city is also famous for the annual precession of Esalsa Perahera. The city is one of the eight World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka.
Top Attraction in the city of Kandy includes the ancient Temple of the Tooth, which is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. Other temples in the city that are highly popular amongst tourists are Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and Gadaladeniya Temple. The jewel of this city is the Kandy Lake which is situated at the heart of the city. When visiting Kandy, go to this iconic lake where you can sit with a beautiful view in front of you, especially the little island in the lake that has palm trees on it. Adding most of the greenery to the city is the Udawattakele Forest reserve. This protected area is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna that include the famous Avifauna and Lianas. The city houses the National Museum of Kandy Ceylon tea museum and International Buddhist Museum. The sprawling Royal Botanical gardens and the Royal Palace of Kandy are not to be missed when visiting this mesmerizing city.
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