Situated at an elevation of 500m above sea level, the historic city of Kandy is nestled among the misty hills in the central region of Sri Lanka. The shrine holding the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha (The Temple of the Tooth) is located in the centre of the city, making Kandy the most venerated city in Sri Lanka. Yearly, the Sacred Tooth Relic is honoured with a ten-day procession including lavishly decorated elephants, drummers, dancers, acrobats and baton twirlers. Classified as a World Heritage City by UNESCO, many Sinhalese traditions are kept alive in the city’s distinctive music, dance and architecture. The Temple of the Tooth, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Riverside Elephant Park are some of the remarkable sites of this city.
Kandy is considered the cultural capital of Sri Lanka and has an abundance of history and nature to offer. It is only 115km away from Colombo and has many sites to enjoy.