Located in the scenic hill country in the heart of Sri Lanka and nestled among the softly undulating hills and tea bushes, Kandy is a city with a proud past and the last stronghold of the ancient Sinhala Kings. This marvelous city is snuggled amidst the country’s best tea bushes and the glorious past of the Kandyan Kingdom is evident in the iconic attractions and temples dotted around the city. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy, or ‘Mahanuwara’ as it’s known by locals is set around a beautiful man-made Kandy lake.
Kandy is also renowned for the greatest annual spectacle in the country- the Esala Perahera– where hordes of tourists and locals flock the town to witness the splendor of this colorful festival. Kandy becomes a hotspot every year as people gather to experience the picturesque scenery, magical charm, cultural diversity, and colorful events that take place in this enthralling city of Kandy- one of Sri Lanka’s best tourist destinations.