26 Best Places to Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka Story

By Raeesha Ikram

Introduction

26 Best Places to Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka Story

Kandy is a Sri Lankan city perched atop a plateau surrounded by giant green hills. It is a town famed... Read more

Place to visit 1

Dalada Maligawa

Otherwise known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Dalada Maligawa is of utmost importance to the Buddhists in... Read more

Place to visit 2

National Museum of Kandy

If you are interested in learning about Kandy’s long-standing history, drop by the museum adjoining the Temple of the Tooth... Read more

Place to visit 3

World Buddhist Museum

The World Buddhist Museum in Kandy is not only one of the first museums dedicated to Buddhism in the city... Read more

Place to visit 4

Kandy Lake

Opposite Dalada Maligawa is a large artificial lake that was constructed in 1807. Fenced by white stone pillars, it is... Read more

Place to visit 5

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

This massive Buddha statue in a seated position is located atop a hill known as Bahiravo Kanda (Devil’s Hill). It... Read more

Place to visit 6

Udawattakele Sanctuary

Also known as the Royal Forest Park of Kandy, this forest reserve is a popular place for bird watching as... Read more

Place to visit 7

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are one of the prettiest sites in Kandy and are cradled by Sri Lanka’s longest river,... Read more

Place to visit 8

Commonwealth War Cemetery

After time well spent in the Botanical Gardens, you can pay a visit to a unique burial ground located less... Read more

Place to visit 9

Kandy Lake Club

If you want to enjoy a cultural performance, you should check out the Kandy Lake Club. It hosts a cultural... Read more

Place to visit 10

Knuckles Mountain Range

The towering mountains in Kandy not only take your breath away with their beauty but also invite you to hike... Read more

Place to visit 11

Laksala

Laksala is a state-owned gift and souvenir boutique that sells a wide range of local handicrafts. They have a collection... Read more

Place to visit 12

Embekke Devalaya

The Embekke Temple in the Udu Nuwara area houses some of the best wooden carvings in the world, as recognised... Read more

Place to visit 13

Hanthana Mountain Range

Hanthana Mountain Range consists of seven peaks and was declared an Environmental Protection Area (EPA) by the government. Its highest... Read more

Place to visit 14

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church, located close to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, was built during the colonial era for... Read more

Place to visit 15

Lankathilaka Viharaya

Another interesting historic place to visit in Udu Nuwara, Kandy, is Lankathilaka Viharaya. The 80-feet high temple is built atop... Read more

Place to visit 16

Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Also known as Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya, this temple is situated atop a large flat rock is in Pilimathalawa, Kandy. It... Read more

Place to visit 17

New Ranweli Spice Garden

Sri Lanka has been known for its extensive range of spices and herbs around the world for centuries. This is... Read more

Place to visit 18

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Travellers are always quick to tour the city and leave hastily for Nuwara Eliya or Ella. But, there are many... Read more

Place to visit 19

Geragama Tea Factory

Although Kandy is not famous for tea estates like Nuwara Eliya, there are a few in the district you can... Read more

Place to visit 20

Ceylon Tea Museum

The Ceylon Tea Museum, formerly the Hantana Tea Factory, is one of the must-visit Kandy attractions. The building, a vintage... Read more

Place to visit 21

Riverstone Gap

If you have more time to spare, it is recommended to go on a day tour to visit the Riverstone... Read more

Place to visit 22

Kandy City Centre

Want to shop for some essentials, grab a few souvenirs, or go for a good meal? Then, the Kandy City... Read more

Place to visit 23

Saree Ella Waterfall

A trip to this waterfall would take an hour and a half from the city. But, as you step into... Read more

Place to visit 24

Huluganga Ella Waterfall

Also known as Hulu Ganga Falls, this waterfall is located a 1.5-hour drive from Kandy in Huluganga Town. It is... Read more

Place to visit 25

Horton Plains National Park

Anyone who has been to Horton Plains would dream of going again, and for good reason. Horton Plains National Park... Read more

Place to visit 26

Natural Gems and Gemological Museum

Besides tea and spices, Sri Lanka is also world-famous for its rare and precious gemstone varieties. A visit to the... Read more

Conclusion

In Summary

All in all, you will love the perfect weather and diverse attractions Kandy has to offer. If you are returning... Read more