Things to Do in Kandy

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  • Asgiriya Stadium

    Asgiriya Stadium

    Asgiriya International Stadium is one of the prime attractions of Kandy and is known for hosting international one day and tests matches. The stadium can accommodate close to 10,000 fans at a time. The stadium has the distinction of being the only Test class cricket stadium in the world to ...

    Sports
  • Lankatilaka Temple

    Lankatilaka Temple

    On the outskirts of Kandy stands the unique Buddhist temple called the Lankatilaka Temple. Built of stone, lime plaster and bricks; the Lankatilaka Temple attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The temple is believed to be built in 1344 AD by King Buwanekabahu IV.

    The architecture ...

    Religious
  • Temple of the Tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa

    Temple of the Tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa

    The Temple of the Tooth is the most sacred Buddist shrine in the world. The magnificent shrine houses the sacred Danta Dhatu (Sinhala: Tooth Relic of Buddha) (left canine). The temple is located right next to the beautiful man-made lake Kiri Muhuda meaning Milk Sea in Sinhalese. The lush green ...

    Religious
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery

    Commonwealth War Cemetery

    Formerly known as the Pitakande Military Cemetery, the Commonwealth War Cemetery is one of the most well maintained and visited war cemeteries of the world. At this beautifully landscaped cemetery, there is one Commonwealth burial from the World War I and a further 196 Commonwealth burials from the World War ...

    Landmark
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

    Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

    Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, also known as Royal Botanical Gardens, is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. The alluring garden is particularly famous for its variety of beautiful orchids. Take a walk through the green foliage, lay back in peace and tranquility or explore the rich varieties of plants, flowers ...

    Park/Garden
  • Embekke Devalaya

    Embekke Devalaya

    Embekke Devale is a temple known throughout the world for its fine wood carvings and pillars. In fact, UNESCO has deemed the cravings on the wooden pillars at Embekke Devale as the finest piece of wood carvings to be found anywhere in the world.

    The Devale is believed ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

    Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

    If you are from the Indian subcontinent, there’s a high probability that you are a cricket fan. And if you are a cricket fan, you must have watched India take on Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. That means you would have seen or at least heard of the beautiful ...

    Sports
  • Temple of the Gadaladenia

    Temple of the Gadaladenia

    Temple of the Gadaladenia is a sacred Buddhist site and consists of an ancient monastery built on a flat rock. This holy temple is essentially a stupa with four sided chapels containing images of Lord Buddha and wall paintings. According to an inscription in the temple, it was built by ...

    Religious
  • Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue is one of the most visited attractions in Kandy. It reaffirms the city’s Buddhist leanings. The huge white statue sits atop a mountain peak and is a sight to behold.

    From the mountain peak where the statue looms large over Kandy, you can ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Kandy Garrison Cemetary

    Kandy Garrison Cemetary

    Founded in 1817, the Kandy Garrison Cemetry was built as the final resting place for British nationals who passed away while staying in the then colonized Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The Cemetry is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Most of the graves in the cemetery are from World ...

    Landmark
  • Knuckles Mountain Range

    Knuckles Mountain Range

    The Knuckles Mountain Range is one of the most alluring and stunningly beautiful mountain range/forest areas in Sri Lanka. Why does it have such a weird name? Well, because its appearance resembles a set of knuckles in a closed fist!

    The whole mountain range extends up to ...

    Nature
  • Royal Palace of Kandy

    Royal Palace of Kandy

    Surrounded by stunning greenery on all sides, the majestic Royal Palace of Kandy is the last royal palace that was built in the island country of Sri Lanka. The magnificent palace complex once consisted of the Magul Maduwa (royal conference hall) and the Temple of the Tooth that holds the ...

    Monument Museum
  • Tea Museum

    Tea Museum

    If you love tea, you would have probably heard of or even tried the world famous Ceylon Tea! The Tea Museum at Kandy recounts the saga of Ceylon Tea. The Tea Museum is housed in the former 1925-vintage Hanthana Tea Factory. The Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association ...

    Museum
  • National Museum Kandy

    National Museum Kandy

    Located next to the Temple of Tooth, the National Museum of Kandy was once a part of the Royal Palace of Kandy. It was called Palle Vahala – the palace where the Queens of the Kings lived. It was opened to public as Kandy National Museum in 1942.

    Museum
  • Kandy Lake

    Kandy Lake

    Situated next to the sacred Temple of Tooth, the Kandy Lake is a sight to behold. With the lush greenery of the surrounding hills forming a perfect backdrop, the lake embraces you with its serenity and resplendent beauty. The lake was built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinh. The ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Maha Vishnu Devalaya

    Maha Vishnu Devalaya

    Maha Vishnu Devalaya is one of the four sacred devalayas associated with the Temple of Tooth. The devalaya is dedicated to the Hindu God – Lord Vishnu. Devotees from all over the world cove over to the temple to offer their prayers to the deity. Join in the prayers ...

    Religious
  • Udawattekele Sanctuary

    Udawattekele Sanctuary

    Udawattakele Sanctuary, also known as the Royal Forest Park, extends up to 257 acres and is known for its rich vegetation and large variety of birds. Udawattakele was recognized as a forest reserve in 1856; later, it was converted to a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. Nature enthusiasts would love the ...

    Nature