To reach Kandy: from the airport take a tuk tuk to Gampaha railway stn – take the INTERCITY train# 1009 - @0730hrs to Kandy
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Kandy is February and from July to August
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
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.
Our boat stopped as per some gps location somewhat about 2-3 kms away from beach. And finally time came to dive in sea. I took deep breath and jumped into sea like i saw many time in discovery channel. Suddenly i was into deep sea with nothing to feel below my foot. And i was just breathing from my equipment. After fumbling in sea my head come out of sea. I hold boat as like never before. After i got comfortable with situation i took my first dive. I reached bottom of sea. It was just awesome feeling. After this ultimate experience we took bus to go to kandy. Its a mountain city. Well located between the mountains. You can find pizza-hut domino z and many Indian foods restaurant. Its a cultural place for srilankans. There is beautiful lake between the city. We got little expensive accommodation today for 4000 slr. But room was very good.
Ceylon Tea Museum
The Ceylon Tea Museum stores the best tea leaves and showcases the history of tea making in Sri Lanka. Did you know that most of the popular tea companies actually import their tea leaves from Sri Lanka? Well, Sri Lanka is definitely a place where you can buy some exquisite variety of tea from the source itself. The Ceylon Tea Museum is a testament to the first crops of the different varieties of tea that are grown in Sri Lanka by British officials. The museum is open from 8.30am to 3.45pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 8.30am to 3pm on Sundays.
Day 4: Kandy is visually more pleasing during morning hours. Wake up early and take a walk along the lakeside and also visit Bahirawakanada Temple, where the Buddha the omnipresent of Kandy is sitting on a small hill top. There is a road that leads all the way up there from the town center. From there you can also have a nice aerial view of Kandy town which engulfs the lake in the middle.
St. Paul's Church
Saint Paul’s church is found right next to the temple of the tooth and is a brilliant example of Sri Lanka’s tolerant ways towards other religions. It’s very traditionally Anglican, just like you would find in the UK! It was built in 1848 and was used as a Garrison church for the British troops during the colonial era. It is quite a marvelous sight and a sign of the Colonial past of Sri Lanka that still survives today.