Best Things To Do in Kandy

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kandy, Sri Lanka

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  1. Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

    #1 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is a UNESCO world he...Read more

  2. Udawattakelle Sanctury

    #2 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Udawattakelle Sanctury

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Monastery

    Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Udawatta Kele is a lush tropical rain forest reserve on a hill ridge in the centre of Kandy. It has a long history dating back centuries. It was a Royal, forbidden forest by the Sinhala kings who ...Read more

  3. Kandy Lake

    #3 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Kandy Lake

    Tags: Lake

    Address: 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This beautiful water reservoir is the heart of the Kandy city and the scenic ecosystem around it enhances its presence. Initially believed to serve as a personal Harem for the king Sri Wickrama Rajasi...Read more

  4. Tea Museum

    #4 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Tea Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Hantana, Kandy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    An essential stop on any Sri Lankan tea tour, this museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hanthana Tea Factory, 4km south of Kandy on the Hanthana road. Abandoned for over a decade, it was refurbished by th...Read more

  5. British Garrison Cemetery

    #5 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    British Garrison Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Near National Museum, Kandy

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This colonial find is a peacefull place to visit. This cemetery is a short walk uphill behind the National Museum. There are 163 graves of youngsters and elders who came to Sri Lanka from England and ...Read more

  6. Knuckles Mountain Range

    #6 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Knuckles Mountain Range

    Tags: Mountain, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Knuckles forest reserve, Kandy, Sri lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This UNESCO world heritage site is characterized by its striking landscapes often robed in thick layers of cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is of great scientific interest. The l...Read more

  7. Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    #7 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    Tags: Monument, Statue

    Address: Kandy, Srilanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An amazing view point of the Kandy town, you can walk up the stairs to view the Buddha statue located up hill.  The gigantic Buddha statue is about 88 feet in height. Bahiraviokanda vihara Buddha...Read more

  8. National Museum Kandy

    #8 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    National Museum Kandy

    Tags: Museum, Architecture

    Address: Kandy, Sri lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Formerly known as “Palle Vahala” this place was used as the palace where the Queens of the king lived. This building has been built according to the architectural features of Kandy period....Read more

  9. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    #9 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature

    Address: B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Provin...Read more

  10. Royal Botanic Gardens

    #10 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Royal Botanic Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    Address: Royal Botanic gardens, Peradeniya, Sri lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    These gardens that attract over 2 million visitors annually display an exotic collection of orchids. Its assortment of flora includes more than 4000 species of plants. Spread over 470 hectares, the co...Read more

  11. Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

    #11 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

    Tags: Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is a part of the Sri Dalada Maligawa or the temple of the tooth. The museum is located on the upper two floors of Alut Maligwa, just behind the main tooth shrine of Sri Dalada Maligawa. The museu...Read more

  12. Natha Devales

    #12 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Natha Devales

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Temple Square 20000, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The oldest building in Kandy, Natha Devale dates back o the 14th century. This is a double shrine and is a place of pious importance to the locals.  The alluring porch pinnacle, the jakatas, beau...Read more

  13. Kandy Monasteries

    #13 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Kandy Monasteries

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    The principal viharas (Buddhist complexes) in Kandy have considerable importance – the high priests of the two best known, Malwatte and Asgiriya, are the most important in Sri Lanka. These templ...Read more

  14. Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

    #14 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Cinnamon Citadel Kandy Image

    Address: Srimath Kudarathwatta Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Cinnamon Citadel Kandy on the banks of Mahaweli Ganga is an upscale four star hotel with posh rooms, outdoor pool, bar and restaurants and fitness centres. Infused by the serenity of the mist laye...Read more

  15. Lyon Café

    #15 of 72 Things To Do in Kandy
    Lyon Café

    Tags: Restaurant

    Address: 27 Peradeniya W Kandy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A favourite restaurant amongst locals, Lyon Café has three dining rooms. Two thirds of the menu is Chinese and a third Sri Lankan. For dinner everyone orders the Sino-Sinhalese ‘Lyon Specialâ...Read more

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