Kandy was the last kingdom to fall to the British. Rich in culture and tradition, Kandy is in the central highlands and home to the Temple of the Tooth, a world heritage site and revered by Buddhists all over the world. Kandy has an urban buzz, surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside, with refreshing lush greenery. The town center has a picturesque lake setting, with delightful stalls and a buzzing street market.
In the history of Sri Lanka, Kandy remains as one of the most significant places holding an almost legendary status. Deep in the dense hills in the heart of the island, Kandy was the last kingdom to the fall to the reign of the British. Despite now being the island’s second largest city, Kandy retains a surprisingly small town feel. The Kandy lake sites at the core of the town with the life in Kandy moving around it. Surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside, Kandy town is a hustle and bustle on most days due to the small road systems.
Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth, a world heritage site and revered by Buddhists all over the world. Kandy is also well known for the great Kandy Esala Perahera, a spectacle of lights, culture and entertainment.