Visiting Kandy.

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Kandy city is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and it can be reached by road or by train service. From the ancient times to recent period it served as the Capitol of Central province. The new city is a blend of old and modern day living. It is one of the sacred places of worship for the Buddhist followers also it was named as one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO. Kandy city is located in the mountainous region. So it provides cool climate all around the year. Lot of hotels and restaurants are available for the incoming local visitors and foreign tourists. You can find top class Golf Course near to Kandy. Nearby Tea estates and Spice gardens should not be missed when you are visiting here.

Recently Sri Lanka Prime Minister had asked the country's armed forces to provide best security measures during the days of Kandy Esala Perahera. Already lot of armed personal is providing utmost security facility around the Kandy District. Peace is prevailing around the Island nation after the April 2019 Incidents and visitors can move freely without any fear.

Kandy Esala Perahera 2019.

Ceremony of planting 'Kap' (auspicious post) 2nd August 2019
1st Kumbal Perahera 5th August 2019
2nd Kumbal Perahera 6th August 2019
3rd Kumbal Perahera 7th August 2019
4th Kumbal Perahera 8th August 2019
5th Kumbal Perahera 9th August 2019
1st Randoli Perahera 10th August 2019
2nd Randoli Perahera 11th August 2019
3rd Randoli Perahera 12th August 2019
4th Randoli Perahera 13th August 2019
Final Randoli Perahera 14th August 2019
Water Cutting Ceremony (Diya Kapeema) 15th August 2019
Day Perahera 15th August 2019

Popular attractions in Kandy.

Dalada Maligawa.

  • Buddhist shrine contains the Holy Tooth Relics of Lord Buddha.
  • This is a place for worshiping for world Buddhist followers.
  • This is not a tourist destination, but it attracts lot of them.
  • When entering this place dress code applies.
  • Dress like you are attending your Sunday church service.
  • Long dresses covering up to your ankle and up to your sleeves.
  • You have to remove your foot wear at the entrance.
  • Don't visit this place under the influence of hard drinks.
  • Don't take photos showing your back to Lord Buddha images.
  • Also don't take photos in front of the preserved (stuffed) "Raja" Elephant showing your back.
  • Avoid taking infants with you inside the complex as their crying may disturb pilgrims who are chanting or meditating in the prayer halls.
  • If you are a foreigner you need to buy an entrance ticket.
  • You will need 2 - 3 hours to visit and view all the statues, buildings and to participate in the daily Pooja Rituals.

Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy

Kandy Lake.
Kandy Lake
  • You can walk around this fabulous lake.
  • Best place to capture photographs.
  • You can go on boat riding in the lake.
  • Take a seat in the Queens hotel and look around the lake while sipping your coffeeor drink.

Kandy City Centre
Kandy City Centre
  • 5 Stories shopping complex with escalators.
  • Designer Shops Stores, stalls and food outlets are available here.

View Point.
Kandy View Point
  • Highest point to view the elegance of the Kandy city and the lake from this view point.
  • Millions of photos and selfies were taken at this spot..

Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens Peradeniya
  • Two acres of garden with thousands of plants and trees from around the world.
  • The Botanical Garden was constructed by the British, during their rule.
  • Need to pay for entrance tickets
  • The opening hours of the gardens are from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm daily.
  • Tickets are issued till 5.00 pm only.

Kandy City. Wiki. Tripadvisor Video.

Daily 12 Trains are running between Kandy and Colombo.
Special train Blue Line Express with Royal Saloon operates 2 services from Kandy and Colombo daily. The traveling is 2:30 Hours. Ticket Price: Rs 1,650/-
A/C busses are operating between Colombo and Kandy on regular interval..

There are lots of Churches, Mosques and Hindu temples too are available.

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