Located in the hill country Kandy City Sri Lanka is one of the top destinations, travelers include in their Sri Lanka holiday itinerary. Being the cultural hub of the island, Kandy is where you want to be if you are to explore the cultural essence of Sri Lanka.
With many tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and shopping malls the city has everything you need to ensure an unforgettable holiday. Situated a 3 hour drive away from Colombo, the city is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the last Sinhala Kingdom of Sri Lanka.
Kandy Esala Perahera festival
Kandy city is popular for the great Kandy Esala Perahera festival (held annually in July/August). Kandy Esala Perahera festival is considered as the most famous and oldest Buddhist cultural festival in Sri Lanka. Featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants Kandy Esala Perahera will bewitch the viewers.
This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy City.
Kandy City Weather
Offering you cool days with bright sun light Kandy is one of the cities in Sri Lanka ideal for explorations any time of the day. Usually from January through to April, the city experiences the dry season while rainy season starts from May and last till July. From October to December weather in Kandy is chilly and windy.
Below are some of the top attractions in Kandy City you must make time to visit.
- Temple of the tooth
- Peradeniya Botanical Garden
- UdawatteKele Sanctuary
- Kandy Lake
- Garrison Cemetery
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