While many travelers visiting Sri Lanka enjoy the tropical beaches, they miss out on the most enchanting misty mountains, lush greenery and soothing breezes in the hill capital. Here’s a guide on how to explore Kandy during your visit.

Hanthana Mountains
Hanthana Mountains | Image author Janith Imesha through flickr

Cultural significance

Kandy is home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and a centuries-old culture cherished by all Sri Lankans. When you Travel to Kandy, you will experience the greatest hospitality with everyone’s friendly and welcoming nature. The surroundings of the lake, the temples and the majestic Queen’s hotel overlooking the lake will put you in the mood.

What to see

Besides the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy has many attractions to make memories. Botanical gardens, around the Lake, Lake Sembuwatta, Hanthana mountains and cozy cafes around town will keep you busy during your stay. You can check everything in Kandy Kandy runs away blog.

What to remember

Kandy is a city that values ​​Buddhism and Sinhalese traditions, so it’s important to be respectful and on your best behavior while exploring the city. Dress appropriately when visiting religious sites such as the Temple of the Tooth. Don’t forget to capture all the memories on your reels to keep them forever!