Kandy was the last kingdom to fall to the British. Rich in culture and tradition, Kandy is in the central highlands and home to the Temple of the Tooth, a world heritage site and revered by Buddhists all over the world. Kandy has an urban buzz, surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside, with refreshing lush greenery. The town center has a picturesque lake setting, with delightful stalls and a buzzing street market.

Top 5 things to do

  • Visit the Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth
  • Play with the elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (en-route to Kandy)
  • Relax at the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
  • Explore the buzzing Kandy town center
  • Visit the Kandyan Arts Association and Cultural Center

Top 5 hotels

  • The Kandy House
  • Earl’s Regency
  • Amaya Hills
  • Mahawali Reach
  • Hunas by Amaya


  • The Bamboo Garden Café (Western & Chinese)
  • The Kandy House (Fine dining)
  • Flower Song (Chinese)
  • Helga’s Folly (Fusion)
  • Kandy Muslim Hotel (Sri Lankan)