(93km North - East of Colombo)
“Kandy is with many visitors first favourite among the beautiful places Ceylon can show.” This early 20th century guidebook assessment of the country’s hill capital still holds good, although modernity and overcrowding has somewhat tarnished its charm. Fortunately it still has enough attractions of the cultural kind, such as temples, museums and the world-renowned Esala Perahera, to make it a remarkable destination . . .
Located in the foothills of the central highlands around the banks of a picturesque lake, steeped in history, and possessing a salubrious climate, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s renowned second city. In many ways, however, Kandy is more important than the true capital, for although Colombo may be the hub of commerce and communication, it is Kandy that has always been the centre of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and the symbol of the nation’s complex identity.
Kandy is known to most Sri Lankans as Maha Nuwara, “The Great City.” And great it is. The sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is housed here in its own temple, and is paraded around the city in one of Asia’s most celebrated festivals, the Kandy Perahera, held during July-August. The monasteries of Sri Lanka’s two leading Buddhist sects have long been established in the city. Traditions of Sinhalese music and dance, such as Kandyan dancing, are kept alive in Kandy, as are many arts and crafts. Little wonder, then, that Kandy was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
A cool retreat perched high above a city renowned as the most beautiful in Sri Lanka. Architecture and details that recreate the ancient Kingdom of Kandy. Overlooking the forest-covered hills of Heerasasagala. Amaya Hills is located 7 km from the heart of Kandy.
Earls Regency Hotel, the crown jewel of the Kandyan Kingdom. The grandeur of an ancient Citadel adorned with contemporary 5-star luxury.
A landmark of impeccable taste and unique style where one can unwind and relax while experiencing all this world ancient historical place has to offer.
The Hotel Hilltop, Kandy is on a hill, overlooking Kandy and surrounded by small mountains and green hills. The Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic is a short drive away. Rooms are pracitical in design with a private balcony, offering city views. The tourist grade Hotel Hilltop provides good value and reasonable levels of services and facilities.
Jetwing Hunas Falls Hotel is located in close proximity to Kandy against the backdrop of a lush green forest & the breathtakingly beautiful Hunas Falls. Hill walks & nature walks can be arranged with the resident naturalist. Considered to be one of the hotel fittingly complinments the natural beauty & wonder of the surroundings.
“Oruthota Chalets” is an eco-friendly hotel located 18 kilometres away from Kandy on the road to Mahiyangana, and neighboring the famous Victoria Golf Club.
The property offers magnificent views of the beautiful river – the Huluganga which borders the resort, as well as a panoramic view of the Knuckles Range. It is nestled amidst a quiet, tranquil and peaceful surrounding and is ideal for a relaxed and restful vacation.
“Randholee”.the boutique hotel is nested in the Mount Pleasant range in,Kandy.The panoramic view from Randholee is about the best that one could experience in Kandy.Seclusion,Space and Privacy the hotel offers makes it the ideal choice for the visitor when in Kandy.