Set amidst mountain vistas and home to a rich history, Kandy offers much to discover for those visiting this idyllic destination in Sri Lanka. Here are some of the top sites worth seeing.
The Dalada Maligawa
Also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa is one of the most revered attractions in Kandy. Those staying at nearby holiday bungalows in Sri Lanka can easily plan a visit to this temple complex; it houses a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha and features museums, shrines and smaller temples too.
Royal Botanic Gardens
An ideal spot for relaxation amidst nature, the Royal Botanic Gardens features picturesque lawns and all manner of flora including an impressive orchid collection. Only around a 15-minute drive from Kandy bungalows like Mountbatten Bungalow, this vast site is also known for its huge Javan fig tree and Royal Palm Avenue.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary
More adventures await at the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary; amongst the best things to do in Kandy is to explore this thriving reserve where you will come across diverse plant and tree life and medieval rock dwellings. It is also home to birds, monkeys, wild boars, squirrels, butterflies, deer and other wildlife.
Victoria Golf Course
An ideal place to plan a trip to from Kandy, the Victoria Golf Course features one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. Apart from teeing off at this amazing 18-hole course, you can engage in other activities too like cycling, tennis, horse riding and even fishing at the nearby reservoir.