Kandy is one of the main city in Sri Lanka located in the Central province of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital city of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central province. Kandy consists of the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most sacred places of worship for the Buddhists. The weather of Kandy is a bit cool. It can soothe your tiresome body and put a smile on your face.

Historical background of Kandy

  • Kandy used to one of the most unique kingdoms of Sri Lanka.

  • In the past, Sri Lanka had a caste system that was considered very important.

  • People were treated according to their caste.

  • The caste system is something like the modern-day standard of life.

  • The Kandyans were foremost in the caste system.

  • They were named “Radhala” and in the ancient books, it is mentioned that the Kandyans were very proud of their status.

  • They had unique attires created for themselves to show their importance in society.

  • The ladies used to wear the Osari with jewellery and the men used to wear a sarong with a coat on top.

  • People used to live a very luxurious life with all the best facilities.


  • The main religion of the Kandyans is Buddhism.

  • They tend to be very religious.

Tourist attractions in Kandy

  1. Temple of Tooth - Dalada Maligawa:-The tooth relic of Lord Budhha is preserved in the Dalada Maligawa which is situated in the heart of Kandy. There are beautiful paintings in this place and this is the most sacred place for all Buddhists. The Bo branch originally brought by Sangamitta Thera from India was planted in this place. Devotees and visitors come to this place in big crowds. As a result, the place is a bit crowded. This is the main tourist attraction that is not missed by any visitor who visits Kandy. In 1988 it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

  2. Kandy Lake(Kiri Muhuda):-Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is a major tourist attraction. It is an artificial lake made in the heart of Kandy which was built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.

  3. Hanthana Mountain Range:-This is a popular hiking, camping, bird-watching spot. There are seven peaks in the mountain range. Among them, Ura Kanda is the highest peak. This mountain range is covered by mist. It is famous among university students and named the “Adara Kanda”(mountain of love).

  4. Udawattakele Forest:- Udawattakele Forest is situated on the hillside behind the Dalada Maligawa. The Senkanda Cave and the Garrison cemetery are some important places found in Udawattakele.

  5. Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue:-There’s a giant Buddha statue, which is built with people’s generous donations. This huge white Buddha statue can be seen from anywhere in Kandy.

  6. Nelligala International Buddhist Center:-This is a famous International Buddhist Centre visited by many tourists.

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