Kandy is the sacred Buddhist site which has gained immense popularity due to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the temple has been named after the sacred tooth of the Buddha which is worshipped here. The tooth of Buddha holds a massive significance to Sri Lanka’s Buddhist community and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kandy. Kandy, the famous pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka known for its spirituality and peacefulness is also considered as the cultural capital of the country. The city is surrounded by the misty hills with the beautiful lake in the center which is one of the popular sightseeing spots of Kandy and is blessed with a unique laid-back charm of its own. The beautiful city has quite a few temples, meditation centers with dense yet serene nature around, and exciting treks and nature walk. Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s largest cities, therefore there are many tourist attractions in and around the city. Talk about shopping, Kandy is shopper’s paradise and your dream to ‘shop till you drop’ might just become a reality here. One can easily buy clothes, handicrafts and all kinds of things here at reasonable prices.
There are also many nearby tourist spots which one shouldn’t miss while in Kandy. 30 Km from the city in the quiet town of Dumbara lies the breathtaking Huluganga Falls on the Hulu River. Looking at its beauty one will never doubt that the waterfall is considered as one of the popular places to visit in Kandy. Another tourist destination that lies 39 Km away from Kandy is the Knuckles Mountain Range. The place is the treat for mountain lovers and is a paradise for backpackers, adventure travellers and camping lovers. For all those seeking solitude, Bahirawakanda Temple is the place to be. The temple has a huge statue of Buddha which can be spotted from anywhere in the city. Smitten by nature’s beauty? Plan a trip to Sri Lanka already!