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Kandy Sri Lanka

Location Type

: Culture & Heritage

Distance From Airport

: 150 Km (4.30 hour drive)

Distance From Colombo

: 120 Km (3.30 hour drive)

Attractions

: The Temple of Tooth, Embekke Temples, Lankatilaka Temple, Knuckle Mountains, Hanthana Mountains, Udawatte Kele, Hindu Shrines, Buddhist Temples

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 115kM from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island.

Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha\'s tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months. The final night procession is the most spectacular event of the country. More than 50 elephants parade the city accompanied by the drummers, dancers and chieftains.

The city established in the 15th century was the last royal capital where 2500 years of royal rule ended. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity has plenty of iteneries to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handy crafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy is a good transit point to the cultural triangle to the north or hill country to the south. The city is also a good source of souvenirs or to experience many cultural performances at it\'s various hotels in the city.

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