A Tourist Guide to KandyKandyKandy-a major touristdestination-is also knownas the cultural capital ofSri Lanka. It is located at a distanceof 115 km from Colombo.Kandy is located in ahigh elevation and in themiddle of Sri Lanka. Kandy. The best time to cometo the city is from Marchthrough the middle ofMay.
Peradeniya Gardens The best-knownattraction of the gardenis the orchidHouse, which housesmore than 300 varietiesof exquisite orchids. A spice garden locatedhere gives you a firsthand account of thetrees and plants used inthe traditional Ayurvedicmedicine.
Embekke TempleThis 14th centurytemple is famous for theintricate wooden carvingsdedicated. Structures of somewooden buildings havedancers, musicians, wrestlers, legendary beasts andbirds.Nearby are the ruins ofan ancient rest housewith similar pillars carvedin stone.
KnuckleMountains The Knuckles range isabout 90 square miles inextent.There are 35 peaksrising to more than 3000feet (915 m) in theKnuckles range. It has a rich variety offlora and fauna.
The Tea Museum Ceylon Tea Museum isthe attraction of the hillcountry tourist.This is interesting placeto visit and learn aboutthe production of teamaking.
HanthanaMountainsHanthanaMountains arespread on theoutskirts of Kandyand are a source ofmany rivers andstreams. They are an idealdestination for thetrekkers.
Udawatte Kele forestUdawatte Kele is aprimeval forest locatedabove the DaladaMaligawa. It is also known as theForbidden Forest of theKings of Kandy. It contains a variety oftrees such ascinnamon, olive, rattancane, betel, Mara, betelnut and areca nut.Tourist can dotrekking, safari, birding, camping, canoeing andbiking.
Gadaladeniya TempleBuilt in 1344, the templeis situated on a hilltop at adistance of 15 km from thetown. The temple is inspiredby Dravidian architectureand gives a spectacularview of the surroundingcountryside.