The capital of the Central Province is renowned for its culture and scenic beauty and sacred to all Buddhists as the “Dalada Maligawa” (the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha) is situated in the heart of Kandy town.Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination.
Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.Welcome to Sri Lanka.
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 115kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth relic and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.
Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth relic where Buddha's tooth relic is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months. The final night procession is the most spectacular event of the country. More than 50 elephants parade the city accompanied by the drummers, dancers and chieftains.
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.
The main attraction of the city and also the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha's tooth is being kept.
Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth) is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July or August in Kandy Sri Lanka. It has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and colourfully decorated elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.
Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth) is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July or August in Kandy Sri Lanka.
Kandy is surrounded with many major Buddhist temples. Lankatilake temple is a magnificent building built on rock at a scenic location which also has fine paintings.
Embekke Devalaya is the best place in Sri lanka, may be in the world to see the finest wood carving work. This Devalaya is dedicated to the the god Kataragama.
The city surroundings with many ancient Temples such as Malwaththa and Asgiri temples, Gadaladeniya Temple and Embekke Temple.