Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic)

Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha that was brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Built in the 16th century, Dalada Maligawa is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage tourist sites in Sri Lanka and the world. More

Embekke Temple

Embekke Temple, built in 14th century, is famous among tourists for the intricate wooden carvings. Embekke temple is dedicated to God Katargama with entire structure of temple is decorated with carvings of dancers, musicians, wrestlers, legendary beasts and birds. More

Lankatilaka Temple

Lankatilaka temple, built in 14th century on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala, is a Buddhist and Hindu temple. Lankatilaka temple provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills. More

Hindu Shrines

Kandy has four Hindu shrines dedicated to Gods Vishnu and Natha and Goddess Patthini in Kandy. Three of them are located adjacent to the Temple of Tooth, while the fourth one is towards the town. One of them, the Natha Devale, an architectural delight of 14 th century, is Kandy’s oldest shrine built by stone. More

The Tea Museum

Run by the Sri Lanka Tea Board, the ancient Tea Factory of Hantana Estate is converted into a Museum dedicated to the history of Sri Lanka Tea. More

Kandy National Museum

Kandy National Museum is located behind the Temple of Tooth, in a building of historical and architectural interest. Kandy National Museum provides a perfect picture for travellers of the history of Kandyan period of the 17th-18th century. More

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is a lovely centrepiece to Kandy town, which was created in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy. Several small-scale local chiefs, who protested because their people objected to labouring on the project, were put to death at stakes in the lake bed. More

Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary

Udawattakele Sanctuary, lying to the north of Kandy Lake, is unique for tourists in itself as it is effectively a rainforest within a city where lots of leeches found after rain. Tropical forest, wild life and some interesting ponds can be found here by travellers. More

Udawatte Kele

Udawatte Kele, located above the Dalada Maligawa, is a primordial forest. Also known as the Forbidden Forest of the Kings of Kandy, it contains a variety of trees like Talipot trees, cinnamon, olive, rattan cane, betel, boo-trees, betel nut and areca nut. More

Hanthana Mountains

Hanthana is a mountain range spread on the outskirts of Kandy from which many glorious tunnels and streams flow. Hanthana mountain range is an ideal destination for tourists interested in trekking. More

Knuckle Mountains

Knuckle range, spread over an area of 90 square miles, is a detached block of the central highlands separated from the main highlands by the Dumbara Valley. Knuckle range’s forest trails are the most suitable for trekking for tourists in Sri Lanka. More

Peradeniya Gardens

Peradeniya garden, was built in 14th century during the reign of King Vikrama Bahu III. Peradeniya garden is famous among travellers for its extraordinary beauty and is well known for its large variety of plants ornaments, useful machine and other creepers that produce the special spices at Sri Lanka. More

Gadaladeniya Temple

Gadaladeniya temple, located on a hilltop at a distance of 15 km from Kandy main town, was built in 1344 by the Gampola King Wicramabahu. Gadaladeniya temple, built almost exclusively of stone, is based on Dravidian architecture. More