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Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dalada Maligawa

Kandy

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Introduction

Kandy is the capital of the Central Highlands and one of Sri Lanka's most picturesque cities. This venerated Buddhist site, with an interesting history and in a beautiful setting, is a real highlight to any tailor made Sri Lanka holiday. Set at an altitude of 500 metres, Kandy has a pleasant climate and is surrounded by tropical tea plantations - where row upon row of clipped tea bushes line the hillsides. This is the heartland of Sri Lanka's tea-growing industry and tours of the plantation are a popular excursion from Kandy.

Kandy is Sri Lanka's cultural capital and was the last capital of the Sinhala Kings until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. Kandy is therefore an important symbol of Sinhalese national identity and Kandy's Sacred City is one of Sri Lanka's eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city's best-known attraction is the Temple of the Tooth, built between 1687 and 1707 by King Vimala Dharma Suriya II. It houses a relic of the tooth of Buddha and is therefore, like Anuradhapura to the north, one of Sri Lanka's most important pilgrimage sites.

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Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp

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offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 02 October 2017

A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,250 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

Offering idyllic islands, scenic splendour and cultural encounters, this best-of-both tour shows off both Sri Lanka and the Maldives at their absolute finest. Enjoy the sparkle of the Indian Ocean and stroll past giant-sized recumbent Buddhas in this tailor-made journey.

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Top itineraries in Kandy

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 02 October 2017

A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,250 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

Offering idyllic islands, scenic splendour and cultural encounters, this best-of-both tour shows off both Sri Lanka and the Maldives at their absolute finest. Enjoy the sparkle of the Indian Ocean and stroll past giant-sized recumbent Buddhas in this tailor-made journey.

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Top places to stay in Kandy

The Kandy House, Kandy

Historic hotel

An award winning designer boutique and historic property that offers excellent personal service, set in an ancestral manor house that was built in 1804. A lovely small and intimate hotel, it can be booked as a whole for celebrations with friends.

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Where to go in Kandy

Pinnawala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage lies halfway between Colombo and Kandy. It's long been a haven for orphaned elephants, and is now home to the largest elephant herd in captivity in the world, with a successful captive breeding programme.

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When to go to Kandy

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