Sri Dalada Maligawa
The Temple of the Tooth is the main temple in Kandy. It’s a place of pilgrimage and worship for many Buddhists and is said to hold the actual tooth of Buddha himself! Since Buddhism is one of the dominating religions here, this temple plays an important role in the local life. Kandy was made a UNESCO Heritage Site partly because of this temple. It is said that whoever controls this temple, shall rule the country. Thus its significance is very evident. Rituals are performed here throughout the day and it is interesting to observe them.
We found this place on our lonely planet guide and added it to our itinerary impromptu. we trekked around the place in the morning. It was a welcome change from the heat :)This is a beatiful resort by the beach side. Just ensure that there are no corporate parties happening when you visit the place, else you will have no access to the pool or peace
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
It was an ordeal to climb the 1200 steps in the scorching heat (up and down) but it was definitely worth the pain :), We hired a guide who charged us Rs 2500 (Srilankan rupees), we thought it was expensive but then we really didnt have a choice. There is no point in climbing all the way to the top without understanding the significance of every part of the fortress
To start with, the first place to strike off is this one. With the options of sitting either indoor or outdoor, their cuisine is a mix of European and Mediterranean. Whiskey in one hand and a flavorsome hookah in the other, you are set for the evening. Fried Prawns is something that I would personally recommend here.HELADIV TEA CLUB:Once the entree and the main course are done, the next step is to treat yourself to some dessert. Not far from Harpo’s Colombo Fort Cafe, to be honest in just 10 steps you land into this pretty little cafe full of divine cupcakes and pies and everything sweet and nice. Dive into their super soft chocolate cake or the extra delicious red velvet cup cake and well it’s a sure shot gate to heaven.