Sacred City of Kandy tour

Kandy, a famed tourist destination is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Located in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, it is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo. The beautiful city, surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls, is truly some sort of a paradise. Kandy is an impressive place for shopping giving away souvenirs of wood, copper, silver, brass, and bronze.  You also get to purchase antiques, ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewelry, rush, and reed-ware. While wandering in Kandy, an outing to a tea factory as well as a tea plantation should also be made to witness first hand. Here you will get to know the process that leads to the production of the famous ‘Ceylon Tea’. The Royal Botanical Gardens which is also known as the Peradeniya Gardens is popular for its variety of orchids, medicinal plants, herbs, and spices. The construction of this well-manicured gardens dates long back to 1371 during the reign of King Wickramabahu III who kept court near the Mahaweli river. Today a renowned commercial city, Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara, which is a huge cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August. It is one of the most colourful successions in the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers with a parade of ornamented elephants perform in the streets of Kandy, leading tusker carrying the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, while the bystanders pay homage to it. Moving along the streets for seven consecutive nights the procession concludes on the day of the August full moon. We at BestWay2India assure you an experience of lifetime through our complete Kandy tour package—an experience that you will always keep close to your heart.

Kandy holiday packages

Kandy is a central highland city nestled among the mountains that boasts a rich history. The city has many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings. This mountainous city is home to many forms of arts and crafts, that blossomed under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings. Originally, the city was known as Senkadagala pura, which is named after a hermit named Senkada. Many of Sinhali natives still call it Mahanuwara, which means the ‘Great City’. The name Kandy was borrowed by the colonial rulers from the word Kanda in Sinhala that means a ‘hill’. Kandy was the bastion of the Sinhalese kings, who promoted and protected the local culture until the city fell to the British in 1815. The focal point of the city is the Dalada Maligawa also known as the temple of tooth, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is consecrated. The last known ruling dynasty of Kandy was the Nayaks. As the capital, Kandy had become home to the antique of the tooth of the Buddha. This symbolizes a 4th-century tradition that used to be linked to the Sinhalese monarchy since the protector of the relic was the ruler of the land. Thus, the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth were placed in closeness to each other. Grab our complete Kandy tour packages now if you are an avid nature lover.

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