near by attractions

Since we are located on the borderline of the main city of Kandy, tourist attractions are in plenty! So why not explore this marvellous location.

kandy lake
Situated in front of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, the beautiful lake used to be a stretch of rice fields, which was transformed to a waterbody by King Sri Wickrama Rajasingha, during the year 1807. Enjoying a leisurely stroll along the lake under shady trees on a late afternoon is quite an enjoyable experience.
  • The lake is man-made, created by the last king of Sri Lanka.
  • The British used it later as a store for ammunition.
peradeniya gardens
Attracting over 2.2 million visitors annually, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya is located close to the Mahaweli River. The gardens are especially renowned for its collection of orchids. The vast manicured grounds showcase over 4000 species of flora including palm trees, spice trees, colourful flowers, and medicinal plants.
  • The existence of the garden dates back to 1371.
  • The garden contains about 4000 species of flora.
horton plains national park
A protected area in the hill country of the island, the Horton Plains National Park, is rich in biodiversity, with many species including birdlife that are endemic to the cloud forest and montane grassland. The extremely popular tourist destination, include ‘’world’s end’’, a sheer precipice which is located on the southern end of the reserve.
  • The plains are a source of water to the 3 main rivers in Sri Lanka.
  • The location is named after one of the British Governors of Ceylon.
kandy garrison cemetery
Tucked away behind the Scared Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Garrison Cemetery is a relic of the kingdom’s rich colonial past, especially from the 19th century. The neatly kept grounds make for a peaceful visit especially during a hot afternoon as the old colonial cemetery is shaded by grand towering trees.
trekking and hiking
Trekking and hiking is a great way to take in the lush landscapes, that make up the regions of Kandy. Setting off on a trekking session to explore verdant mountain ranges, sprawling tea estates and rainforests is a great way to learn about the diverse eco-systems, the lands are home to.
  • Explore unique terrains.
  • Spot diverse wildlife.
  • Marvel at panoramic views.
sembuwatta lake
Located in close proximity of the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve, the Sembuwatta Lake is man-made, having been created using natural spring water. Picturesque and stunning, the lake is a great spot to enjoy a spot of boating or kayaking.
hunas night safari
While a day time session of trekking and hiking promises to be delightful, embarking on an adventurous Hunas night safari will give you the chance to take in the spectacular hill country settings bathed in moonlight. It will also afford you the man-made to observe nocturnal wildlife in peace and quiet.
temple of the tooth relic
Considered to be the crown jewel of Kandy city, the last capital of the kings, the revered Sri Dalada Maligawa also known as the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic takes its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Forming a part of the royal palace complex, the place of worship houses the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.
  • The temple was initiated in 1592 AD.
  • Contains a museum with interesting artefacts
  • Impressive architecture
embekka devalaya
Laying claim to an illustrious history spanning six centuries, the Embekka Temple was built under the royal patronage of King Wickremabahu the Third. Established by UNESCO, as featuring some of the most intricate and detailed word carvings, the temple shines a light on the talent and craftsmanship of ancient artisans.
  • Constructed by King Vikramabahu III.
  • Artistic ancient wood carvings are a highlight here.
lankatilake temple
Considered to be a prime example of architectural magnificence from the Gampola era, the Lankatilka Vihara has a history which dates back to the 14th century. Built on a natural rock formation, the temple houses beautifully crafted sculptures, paintings and stone inscriptions. According to historians, the temple features a mix of Dravidian and Indo- Chinese designs.
  • Constructed by King Buwanekabahu IV in 1344 AD.
  • The temple is unique as it was built on an uneven rock surface.
  • Considered an architectural marvel of the Gampola Kingdom.
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