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The last Capital City of the island. A World Heritage site.

Kandy is situated 115 Km East of Colombo in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and takes approximately 4 hours from the airport. This is the second largest town in Sri Lanka.

Kandy is the centre of traditional Sri Lankan culture and is known as a world heritage. The Tooth Relic of the Buddha, the symbol of sovereignty, is preserved here. The city sits in the foothills of the hill country around the serene Kandy Lake, a creation of Kandy’s last King in the 19th Century. If you are visiting in the month of July or August don’t miss the annual Esala Perahera, a grand procession in which the casket used for covering the tooth relic of the Buddha is taken on a tuskers of royal caste. The city includes the Temple of The Tooth Relic, the Royal Palace Complex, the Kandy Lake, the Archaeological and National Museums, the four Devalas, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the University of Peradeniya, and the Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium.