ElaKiri Community
Downloads
Go Back   ElaKiri Community > ElaKiri Traveler > Travel Sri Lanka
Reload this Page Awesome Places to Visit in Kandy Sri lanka
Reply
 
Thread Tools
(#1)
Old
AmiFdo's Avatar
AmiFdo AmiFdo is offline
Junior Member
AmiFdo will become famous soon enough
 
Posts: 23
Join Date: Aug 2017
Love Awesome Places to Visit in Kandy Sri lanka - 05-04-2019, 08:33 AM

Awesome Places to Visit in Kandy Sri lanka

Kandy or “Mahanuwara” in Sinhalese, is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Sri Lanka. Kandy is enriched with its unique natural beauty and the cultural heritage. The forestry mountain view and misty climate mesmerizes any tourist and encourages anyone to take a walk around the city.

The city is situated in the midst of central highland of the country among tropical plantations, mainly tea and natural forests. The monarchy of the country “Sri Dalada Maligawa” where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha deposited is situated in Kandy. Therefore, for the locals, Kandy is one of the most sacred places in the island. The temple of tooth relic was also declared as a world heritage by UNESCO in1988.

Kandy is Sinhala majority city while having sizable communities belong to other ethnic groups as well. There are more than hundred and fifty thousand people living in this area in peace and harmony. Kandy is known as the second largest city in Sri Lanka where having health, education, transportation facilities well enough for the citizens. The most popular cultural event in Kandy is “Esala Perahera”. This is an annual ceremony decorated with traditional dances, traditional music, elephants and many more traditional activities. This attracts both local and foreign tourists during the months, July-August.

Historical Background
Kandy is known as the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka. According to historical sources, the kingdom was first established by the king Vickramabahu and the golden era was during the rule of the king Wimaladharmasooriya the first. The king having embraced the Buddhism, brought the scared tooth relic to Kandy from where earlier was hidden at “Delgamuwa Viharaya”. When it was the colonial era, the kingdom was well protected due to its natural existence among the mountains and the forest coverage around.

Attractive Places around Kandy
There are many attractive places in Kandy city and around, listed as below.

Dalada Maligawa – the temple of tooth relic
Kandy Lake
Royal Palace
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Udawaththa Forest Resort
Buddhist Museum
Bahirava Kanda Temple
Hanthana Mountain
Gadaladeniya Temple
Lankathilake Temple
Knuckles Mountain Range
Spice Gardens
Dalada Maligawa and Royal Palace
The temple of tooth relic or popularly known as “Dalada Maligawa” is one of the most sacred Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. Also, the temple contains of rich art and architecture from the Kings’ era. It is constructed on a base of granite which was inspiration of the former kingdom “Anuradhapura”. An array of materials such as sculped wood, marble, ivory, mineral etc. was used in construction of this attractive building. The temple and the palace is an associated construction with superior architectural designs. Due to the antient tradition the protector of the sacred tooth relic become the ruler of the island. Therefore, both the temple and the palace were parts of the same building complex. The national museum is established in the same building complex inclusive of a wide range of antient craft, statues and other materials.

There are many antient temples and religious places around Kandy having a rich variety of art, architecture, wooden carving,

Parks and Sightseeing
Peradeniya botanical garden is one of the most popular gardens and also the largest garden in the island. The garden is extending to 147 acres containing more than 4000 spices of plants. The river “Mahaweli” which is the longest river of the country flaws from one corner of the garden. Anyone who loves the nature can have a quality time by visiting this place.

Udawatta forest is a protected sanctuary since 1938 situated in the city of Kandy covering an area of 257 acres. This sanctuary is famous for its extensive avifauna which is a spice of birds also known as “Avis”. The Udawatta reserve also has a variety of plants, shrubs and other small trees. There are many small and medium size mammals that inhabit Sri Lanka can be seen in this forest reserve.

The Knuckles mountain range lies in the Kandy and Matale districts of Sri Lanka. This was also named as world heritage site by UNESCO. The climate in Knuckles is cold and there are beautiful waterfalls and streams. There is also a wide variety of flora, fauna and high density of bio diversity in this area. For anyone who is interested in hiking and natural bathing would love this place and would be memorable visit for life time.

Staying at Kandy
There are number of luxury hotels and average guest houses around the city area as well as off the city area. Most of them are easily reachable. Tourists may reach Kandy by public transport such as bus and train. The journey by train definitely provides a wonderful and a memorable experience.



If you visit Sri Lanka, Kandy should be one of the best places in the bucket list to visit and to feel the tropical beauty and to witness the eastern cultural heritage, adding up a life time experience.
Reply With Quote
(#2)
Old
ElaBaba's Avatar
ElaBaba ElaBaba is offline
Senior Member
ElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of lightElaBaba is a glorious beacon of light
 
Posts: 1,212
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NWP
05-04-2019, 08:48 AM

මම කාලෙක ඉදල "උඩවත්තකැලේ Forest Reserve ඒක බලන්න යන්න හිතාගෙන ඉන්නව.
Reply With Quote
(#3)
Old
dabba1983's Avatar
dabba1983 dabba1983 is offline
Senior Member
dabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of lightdabba1983 is a glorious beacon of light
 
Posts: 1,372
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Gampaha
05-04-2019, 10:07 AM

bump
Reply With Quote
(#4)
Old
samanthaw samanthaw is offline
Senior Member
samanthaw has a spectacular aura aboutsamanthaw has a spectacular aura aboutsamanthaw has a spectacular aura about
 
Posts: 569
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maharagama
Send a message via Yahoo to samanthaw
05-04-2019, 10:23 AM

Thanks bro
Reply With Quote
(#5)
Old
shw7's Avatar
shw7 shw7 is offline
Senior Member
shw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of lightshw7 is a glorious beacon of light
 
Posts: 7,328
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London, England
05-04-2019, 11:05 AM

bump
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
trip

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Copyright © 2006 - 2011 ElaKiri™ Beta2.Evo vBulletin, vBa iBproArcade Subdreamer I-Magic MKv

Page generated in 0.04616 seconds with 9 queries