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Kandy, The beautiful city of the Hill country is located 465 meters above sea level and 115km from Colombo. Popular for the Temple of the Tooth and several other temples, it has been nicknamed as the cultural capital of the island. Kandy is the last royal capital and ended in 1815 and one of its largest cities too. it is surrounded by hills, tropical vegetation and is located inside a broad circle of a river known as the Mahaweli river. The city is also home to the famous Esala Perehera ceremony that holds annually in August or July, the home of renowned Sri Maligawa Buddha and the tooth relic can be found in one of the temples. The awesome environment of the mountains is a relief after the hot atmosphere of the lowlands, and the charming Kandy Pond and the drives around it are set among great picturesque elegance. Things to Do in Kandy
Kandy was the last stronghold of the Kandyan rulers against international power, having held them for almost 300 decades. The two main Buddhist temples are structured here and made up the last hub of the Buddhist faith during the colonial times. Much of the town’s attraction can be discovered in the disorderly arrangement of its little shops. The industrial town is also the cost- effective focus of the encompassing tea-producing highlands. Rich in history and tradition, Kandy performs a role to countless folks who come to pay respect to the sacred Tooth Relic, as it is taken in procession around the town, in an amazing casket made of gold and placed on the wide back of the Temple elephant. The procession consists of whip crackers, torchbearers, drummers, dancers and elephants. This century old and wonderful procession is one of the earliest and most amazing pageants in all of Asia. Things to Do in Kandy
is an essential stop when on any Sri Lankan tour. This museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hantane Tea Factory. It was left abandoned for many years and then was refurbished by the Sri Lanka Tea Board. While touring this tea museum, you will find exhibits on tea pioneers and guides on how the plantations are being done. The museum gives an insight into the entire process and must not be left unexplored.
Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Vihara