26 Best Places to Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka Story

By Raeesha Ikram

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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....

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Place to visit 1

Dalada Maligawa

Otherwise known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Dalada Maligawa is of utmost...

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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...

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Place to visit 3

World Buddhist Museum

The World Buddhist Museum in Kandy is not only one of the first museums dedicated...

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Place to visit 4

Kandy Lake

Opposite Dalada Maligawa is a large artificial lake that was constructed in 1807. Fenced by...

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Place to visit 5

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

This massive Buddha statue in a seated position is located atop a hill known as...

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Place to visit 6

Udawattakele Sanctuary

Also known as the Royal Forest Park of Kandy, this forest reserve is a popular...

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Place to visit 7

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are one of the prettiest sites in Kandy and are cradled...

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Place to visit 8

Commonwealth War Cemetery

After time well spent in the Botanical Gardens, you can pay a visit to a...

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Place to visit 9

Kandy Lake Club

If you want to enjoy a cultural performance, you should check out the Kandy Lake...

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Place to visit 10

Knuckles Mountain Range

The towering mountains in Kandy not only take your breath away with their beauty but...

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Place to visit 11

Laksala

Laksala is a state-owned gift and souvenir boutique that sells a wide range of local...

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Place to visit 12

Embekke Devalaya

The Embekke Temple in the Udu Nuwara area houses some of the best wooden carvings...

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Place to visit 13

Hanthana Mountain Range

Hanthana Mountain Range consists of seven peaks and was declared an Environmental Protection Area (EPA)...

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Place to visit 14

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church, located close to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, was built...

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Place to visit 15

Lankathilaka Viharaya

Another interesting historic place to visit in Udu Nuwara, Kandy, is Lankathilaka Viharaya. The 80-feet...

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Place to visit 16

Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Also known as Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya, this temple is situated atop a large flat rock...

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Place to visit 17

New Ranweli Spice Garden

Sri Lanka has been known for its extensive range of spices and herbs around the...

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Place to visit 18

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Travellers are always quick to tour the city and leave hastily for Nuwara Eliya or...

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Place to visit 19

Geragama Tea Factory

Although Kandy is not famous for tea estates like Nuwara Eliya, there are a few...

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Place to visit 20

Ceylon Tea Museum

The Ceylon Tea Museum, formerly the Hantana Tea Factory, is one of the must-visit Kandy...

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Place to visit 21

Riverstone Gap

If you have more time to spare, it is recommended to go on a day...

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Place to visit 22

Kandy City Centre

Want to shop for some essentials, grab a few souvenirs, or go for a good...

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Place to visit 23

Saree Ella Waterfall

A trip to this waterfall would take an hour and a half from the city....

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Place to visit 24

Huluganga Ella Waterfall

Also known as Hulu Ganga Falls, this waterfall is located a 1.5-hour drive from Kandy...

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Place to visit 25

Horton Plains National Park

Anyone who has been to Horton Plains would dream of going again, and for good...

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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...

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Conclusion

In Summary

All in all, you will love the perfect weather and diverse attractions Kandy has to...

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