places to visit and things to do

have a memorable experience in our regal city

Some of the most historical scenic sites & attractions that hold cultuarl value in Kandy,that you should definitely visit.


Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.

University of PeradeniyaPeradeniya

The University of Peradeniya is the heir to a sixty year old University tradition which commenced with the inception of the University of Ceylon, the first institution of its kind established in Colombo on 1 July 1942. It moved to the banks of Mahaweli River, the longest in the Country, in 1952. Sir Ivor Jennings the first Vice-Chancellor, on his first visit to the campus site in 1944 with the site plan of the architect Sir Patrick Abercrombie’s, has written, “No University in the world would have such a setting”. The University is located in Peradeniya which bares lush greenery vegetation and mist-clad mountains, approximately 2 km from the Peradeniya town.

Golf - Victoria golf course /golf course

Victoria Golf & Country Resort offers a feast for the senses. Wander down fairways lined by majestic Mara Rain Trees, just as two or three white egrets swoop across the landscape; absorb the fragrance of magnificently flowering shrubs, take an evening swim in our infinity pool with unparalleled views of mountains and flowing landscapes, or play a set or two of tennis. Then there is dinner on the Terrace as the sun sets behind the magnificent Knuckles Mountain Range.

Pinnawala Open Zoo

Pinnawala Open Zoo (also called Pinnawala Zoo) is a zoological garden in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, which is situated closer to thePinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The zoo was opened for public on 17 April 2015. This is the first open-air zoo in Sri Lanka and second zoo in Sri Lanka after Dehiwala zoo.

Kandyan Dance In Kandy

This is the busiest dance-show venue and in high season it can be overwhelmingly crammed with tour groups. However, the auditorium makes it easier to take photographs here than at other venues. It’s on the northern lake shore. Be sure to arrive well ahead of time to secure seats.

Kandy view point

Kandy view point is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha near Kandy Lake. around 1km steep climb to the rajapihilla mawatha, there is a place where you see the kandy city in a panoramic view. with lake and sri dalada maligawa.. very famous tourist location. restaurants and souvenir shops around. vehicle parking is limited. street sellers can be a nuisance in this place.

HanthanaTea Museum

The Tea Museum at Hantana is the best place to see the memorabilia, machinery, books, pictures and objects of historical value to the Tea Industry of Sri Lanka and the origin of the fine brew 'Ceylon Tea'. Built in 1925, the spacious four storied Tea Factory, has been cleverly converted to a Museum by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters' Association of Ceylon and has become a major tourist attraction. Today it stands as a proud monument to the success story that is Ceylon Tea. Located five km from Kandy, a motorable road that circles the factory, providing easy access to the premises. The factory building consists of four floors; the ground accommodates heavy machinery, the first floor occupies some examples in the withering process. The Library and the audio-visual presentations are conduction in the second floor while the sales outlets are found in the third floor. The fourth floor is to be converted to a deluxe restaurant.

three compelling temples In Kandy

If you are up for a very rewarding challenge, slip on your walking shoes and embark on a journey to three compelling temples. Located in the central highlands, just a few kilometers to the south west of Kandy, a seven-kilometer path links the Embekke, Lankathilake and Gadaladeniya Temples.

Udawatte kelesanctuary

Udawattakale or Royal Forest Park is declared as a forest reserve in 1856 and 1938 as a sanctuary. The extent of this forest is about 257 acres and located behind most sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Tooth of the Buddha. This was a important place in establishment of Kandy city.

Hiking - Hanthana mountain range

The Hanthana Mountain range is a beautiful delightful set of hill tops which are stunning with lush panoramic views. Overlooking grassy plains and eucalyptus trees lining the estates, you will see friendly faces of the estate workers greeting you.

World Buddhist museum

International Buddhist Museum is the world's first International Buddhist Museum. It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

Shopping - Kandy City Center

"Kandy City Centre" Commercial and Shopping Complex at Dalada Veediya, Kandy is the most modern commercial complex in Sri Lanka. The Complex is designed with ultra modern features yet preserving the iconic Kandyan architecture. With respect to this unique entrepreneurial marvel, The Board of Investment has granted the prestigious "Flagship Status" to this Project. Several leading banks, a fully equipped supermarket, a variety of restaurants, an entertainment zone, a well designed state of the art food court will also feature in the Complex.

Kandy “Garrison” war memorial cemetery

Back on the lakeside just beyond the National Museum, a signposted turning points up to the evocative Kandy Garrison Cemetery (daily 10am-noon & 1-6pm; donation), established in 1817, shortly after the British seized control of Kandy, to provide a final resting place for expired British colonists. Having fallen into complete dereliction, the cemetery has recently been painstakingly restored and now offers a moving memorial to Ceylon's former colonial master. Shockingly few of the people buried here made it to the age of 30, and even those who avoided the usual hazards of tropical diseases and hostile natives found unusual ways to meet their maker, such as John Spottiswood Robertson (died 1856), trampled to death by a wild elephant; David Findlay (died 1861), killed when his house collapsed on top of him; or William Watson Mackwood (died 1867), who somehow managed to impale himself on a stake whilst dismounting his horse. The most notable internee, however, is Sir John D'Oyly, the remarkable colonial official who brokered the surrender of the city to the British in 1815. D'Oyly was one of the most fascinating figures in the history of colonial Ceylon — at once a supreme diplomat who manipulated the Kandyan nobility with almost Machiavellian genius, and also a kind of proto-happy who became a strict vegetarian, avoided European society and devoted himself to the study of Sinhala and Buddhism.

Pallekale - InternationalCrecket Stadium

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, also known as Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Kandy.

Bahirawakanda Temple

The Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya at Bahirawakanda is a very attractive and hilly place in the Kandy Town. This is a center for carrying out national as well as international Buddhist relations. Many tourists are attracted by this temple. The monastery was started in 1972 ,the founder was the ven.Ampitiye Dammarama Thero. He disaided to build the big buddha's statue and started to build it with the peoples donations in year 1972 he could finsh the construction of the budda's statue and open on 1 st of january 1993 precident premadasa was opend the statue.after the opening the statue people started to visit our temple from sri lanka and all around the world.Bahirawakanda temple. The ominipresent Buddha statue seen from everywhere in Kandy city. Take a tuk tuk ride to the Temple, just 1 km away from the Kandy city

Pinnawala elephantorphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located atPinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.