KANDY – WHAT TO EXPECT
This sacred Buddhist site, famously known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala rulers whose support empowered the Dinahala culture to thrive for over 2,500 years until the control of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is likewise the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the hallowed tooth of the Buddha), which is an acclaimed pilgrimage site.
SRI LANKA’S CAPITAL OF CULTURE, AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO KANDY
Numerous travelers come to Sri Lanka for the white-sand seashores and epic surf; yet directly at the island’s rocky emerald-wrapped heart lies a profound, beguiling region loaded with tea estates, foggy slopes, and those renowned blue train carriages.
The doorway to the entirety of this slope nation activity (and the best train venture on the planet!) is Kandy; the City of Kings, Sri Lanka’s subsequent city and the island’s undisputed chronicled and social capital.
Ensured by its geographic position and less-open landscape, the ground-breaking antiquated Kingdom of Kandy had the option to hold off the progression of both the Portuguese and Dutch colonizers through the 1500s and 1600s, turning into the last standing stronghold of autonomous Ceylon. In doing as such, the city had the option to safeguard the exceptional traditions, culture, and expressions that had been vigorously stifled somewhere else in the nation – until 1815 when it at long last surrendered to British standard.
Today, that social safeguarding lives on in the city’s numerous huge social and memorable locales, shaping the reason for all the absolute best activities in Kandy. The most popular of these is the Temple of the Tooth relic; Buddhism’s most significant strict sanctum and said to be the area of a segment of Buddha’s tooth.
In any case, Kandy is likewise far beyond its main fascination; it’s a city of brilliant disarray, with its clamoring roads, old sanctuaries, frontier engineering, distinguished nurseries, and the sublime Kandy lake framing the setting to an ideal few days among Sri Lanka’s rich green slopes.
There are so numerous incredible things to see and do in Kandy, and we enthusiastically suggest putting in a couple of days in the city to take it all in.