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Introduction

Kandy

Kandy

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Kandy is a small city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It is a wonderful place to purchase great precious and semi-precious stones as well as stones already set in gold and silver.

When traveling throughout Sri Lanka you will see a lot of military, and depending on your luck, your car will be pulled over and passports will be checked, so don't leave your hotel without your passport! Kandy is in a safe part of Sri Lanka, as the conflict is much farther north in the country, so don't be concerned with the sight of military personnel.

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Sights and Activities

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens (Peradeniya Gardens) in Kandy are well worth a visit. Things do come in different sizes in different climates and corners of the world. However, the girth and height of the bamboo grove along the river bank is quite amazing, particularly staggering when you bear in mind it is actually a type of grass!! Things certainly grow well in this climate including the fruit bats. There is a resident colony of large bats that hang from the tall tree tops. They are quite a sight, but beware the bat droppings that fall from a great height as you pass underneath and you will notice a pungent odour as you do. Another impressive sight is a very large Umbrella tree (or “Sooriyakenda” tree) that is just too big to photograph effectively, as it spread over a whole field, apparently an amazing 600 sq metres. It would collapse if it hadn't been lovingly propped up and supported at intervals over the years. It is interesting to see how the different spices grow and the Orchid house is truly exotic. Or just take a pleasant stroll down the avenues of coconut palms.

Temple of the Tooth

Kandy is also a centre for the Buddhist religion. Visit the Temple of the Tooth and the surrounding grounds. This temple was bombed recently and you will note the military bunkers on site. It should be noted that even though Buddhas tooth may be present, it is locked away within a casket so it is not to be seen by the eyes of tourists anyway!

Kandy Dancers

The famous Kandy Dancers perform at the cultural center in the evening. It is strictly for tourists and gives you a flavour of the culture. Get ready for a wave of "hucksters" trying to sell you t-shirts and postcards when you leave the evening performance. But for $3 it is worth it. They even have fire walkers.

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Blinkbonnie Tourist InnRajapihilla Mawatha Kandy, Sri LankaHostel79
Days Inn Tourist Lodge66A Rajapihilla MawathaGuesthouse84
Devon Hotel51 Ampitiya RoadHotel-
Hill Way Tour Inn102/1/1, Rajapihilla mawathaGUESTHOUSE-
Kandy View Hotel40, 22 Hillpankandura Ampitiya RoadHotel82
Majestic Tourist Hotel83/40 Ampitiya RoadHotel83
Nature Walk Resort09, Sangamitta Mawatha Behind the Temple of the ToothHostel87
Summit ViewSummit View Megoda-KalagamuwaGUESTHOUSE-
Victoria Lodge Sri Lankaharagama estate gurudeniya,kandyGuesthouse-
Forest Glen150/6, Lady Gordon DriveHostel-
The Mansion213, Aladeniya, WarrallagamaHotel-
Palm Garden Guest House18 Bogodawawtte Road SuduhumpolaGUESTHOUSE-
Sepali 26/7 InnLake Round Road Cyril Jayasundara RoadGuesthouse-
Spica Holiday Home77/5 Sri Dhamma Siddhi Mawatha AsgiriyaGUESTHOUSE80
Kandy Panorama Resort352 H, Dharmaraja Mawatha KandyHotel-
Kundasale Holiday Homes7/7 1st Lane, Pandiwatte, KundasaleHOSTEL-
Blink Bonnie Inn Hotel69 Rajapihilla Mawata Kandy KandyHotel-
The Drop Inn KandyNo:10,Dharmaraja Mw,GUESTHOUSE83
Hill House KandyNo 13 Meddegama Road, AmpitiyaGUESTHOUSE-
Forest Villa185B Rajapihilla MawathaGUESTHOUSE-
Kandy Guest House Peradeniya9/D/13 Nelligasgodawatta, Kiribathkumbura, PeradeniyaGUESTHOUSE-
Hillcrest Home Hantane23,upper Hantane Road, UdaPeradeniyaHOSTEL85
Kandy Paris Hotel5b, Mahamaya MawathaHOTEL-
Haniffas Holiday Bungalow150/A, Uda Eriyagama PeradeniyaGUESTHOUSE-
Kandy Down Town HostelNo 93, Aniwatta RoadHOSTEL-
No 26D26D Cyril Jayasundara Mawatha (Lane)GUESTHOUSE89
Hotel Amanda Hills KandyNo 65, Saranankara Road Upper Lakd Road, KandyHOTEL-
Senani HotelNo. 167 / 1, Rajapihilla MawathaHOTEL-
Serene Garden189, Rajapihilla Mawatha Kandy Lake FrontHOTEL-
Thilanka HotelNo. 03, Sangamitta Mawatha Kandy Lake FrontGUESTHOUSE-
Arogya Nature Cure Centre87/1A, Polgollawatta, Polgolla,GUESTHOUSE-
Kandy Luxury Villa490, Meewathura Road PanideniyaGUESTHOUSE-

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Phone

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 7.3016
  • Longitude: 80.6476

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  • ailsa.sanders

    I've been residing in Kandy for over four years. I do marketing work for a local boutique hotel and we've recently opened our own guest house property, so I know quite a bit about the local area and making the most of your travels here.

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