The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province.
Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
sights in KANDY
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Temple of the Tooth Relic or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple, located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.... Read more >
Pinnawela elephant orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13km northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.... Read more >
Peradeniya botanic gardens
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy and attracts 2 million visitors annually... Read more >