KANDY

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Kandy town is situated in the Central Province. It is the cultural heart of Sri Lanka and is surrounded with beautiful mountains, tea plantations and rain forests. It is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This relic is believed to be a preserved tooth of the Lord Buddha. It is worshiped and kept in the temple “Sri Dalada Maligawa”, which used to be a former palace during the ancient Kings’ era, when Kandy became the 2nd capital.it is declare as a Word Heritage site by UNESCO.

Annually in the months July or August the tooth relic is taken from the temple during the biggest Buddhist festival called the “Esala Perahera”. Thousands of people gather on the Kandyan streets to honour the relic, which is carried on one of the many elephants wearing beautiful, colourful garments and lights. They are accompanied by jugglers, fire-eaters, dancers and musicians playing traditional musical instruments.

Kandy is one of the most sacred places for Buddhists, but also culturally rich for tourists and offers a beautiful scenery. We advise you to take a look at the city from one of its viewpoints, the Buddha Statue or from the terrace of one of the high rise hotels. Also do not forget to walk around the man-made Kandy Lake in the city’s heart when you have visited the Temple of Tooth.

Peradeniya botanical garden,Udawattekale rain forest, world class hotels surrounding in this area. also very famous traditional festival know as “Kandy Perahara” held in month of August every year.

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