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Top 5 Places to Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is situated in the middle of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. A lot of local & foreigns are visit to Kandy to see awesome unique very attractive & historic places.

If you are coming from Katunayaka Airport, you can get a Kandy bus & there are 103Km from Katunayaka to Kandy. Usually, it will take 3 hours to 4 hours depends on the traffic.

If you love to travel by train, you can go to Colombo Fort (near Pettah), & get a train to Kandy. It will take around 1 hour to come to Colombo Fort & train will take around 3 hours to come to Kandy from Colombo fort.

It isn’t easy to find adventure activities like Kithulangala near Kandy (within 25KM), but you can find a lot of historical places in Kandy.

What is the Best Time To Visit Kandy?

There are some special time period that are best to travel to Kany.

March-July: If you don’t like cold weather condition, March to July is the best time to visit Kandy.

August: The Kandy Esala Perahera which is one of the most popular festival function among travellers held in August. Sometimes, this might change, so it is better to check before coming.

December: Do you like cold weather conditions? End of December is the most suitable time period for you.

Best Places to Visit in Kandy

Let see the top 5 places to visit in Kandy.

1. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It was built king Vimaladramasooriya in 1595.

2. Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya is the oldest formal gardens in Sri Lanka and it is situated just 6Km before to Kandy when you travel from Colombo to Kandy.

3. Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Vihara

Ranawan Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Vihara is an ancient temple in Pilimathalawa which is very near to Kandy. This is one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.

4. Kandy View Point

Kandy View Point

If you are plain to visit Kandy, don’t forget Kandy View Point. It is the best place to see the whole Kandy area. It is situated just near the Kandy lake.

5. National Museum of Kandy

The National Museum of Kandy is located next to the Temple of the Tooth(Sri Dalada Maligawa). If you like historical objects, this is the best place in Kandy because they have more than 5,000 artifacts.

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