Visiting Sri Dalada Maligawa
The Temple of the Tooth Relic is one the most sacred places in Sri Lanka. Visiting this renowned World Heritage Site is included in every traveler’s “must-do” list as one of the most important things to do in Kandy.
Visiting a Serene Meditation Center
The Nilambe Buddhist Meditation Centre is only 13km far from Kandy. This meditation center with lots of greenery is a perfect place for everyone who likes to experience some peace and tranquility.
Have a Stroll at Night
The city is active even at night and by taking a relaxed walk along the streets of Kandy you can observe the local way of life while grabbing some tasty local food such as hot egg hoppers, while soaking in the soothing cool breeze.
Visiting Vibrant Central Market
Exploring the local market is one of the best things to do in Kandy. The old city market is notable for its many unique features and caters to a mass of tourists visiting Kandy.
Spend a Few Hours in Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya, is located just a few kilometers outside of the city and is home to more than 4,000 different plants species. Travelers are able to enjoy a marvelous experience here among fascinating flowers and plants.
If you plan to visit Kandy in July or August, you should not miss the annual Esala Perahera, a historical event in which the sacred tooth relic of Buddha is paraded through the streets. The perahara consists of numerous local dancers, drummers Elephants and draws visitors from all over the world.
Hiking in Hantana Mountain range
Hantana has always been a big hit with hikers and the top offers most stunning views, overlooking grassy plains and valleys. Hantana area is also ideal for camping and bird watching.