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Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dalada Maligawa


Visit Kandy


>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.

The city is also Sri Lanka's cultural epicentre 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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Top itineraries in Kandy

View of a deserted beach on Sri Lanka's East Coast

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made holiday from £3,910 pp incl. flights

Visit Sri Lanka's most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches in utter luxury, enjoying the services of a private driver throughout and staying in only the finest hotels. Think beach villas and palatial country manors.

Baros Maldives

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made holiday from £5,725 pp incl. flights

Offering idyllic islands, scenic splendour and cultural encounters, this best-of-both tour shows off 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.

Top places to stay in Kandy

Room, Kandy House, Kandy, Sri Lanka

The Kandy House

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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