Centrally located in the middle of Sri Lanka, and enjoying a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Kandy is an exciting city with plenty of cultural charm and historical significance.
The city is easily accessible by bus or train, so international travelers arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport can arrive in Kandy via taxi, bus, or rail. Once in Kandy, travelers will not be short of things to do or places to see.
As the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
, Kandy hosts many people who visit as tourists or religious pilgrims. The temple is believed to be one of the most holy places for those in the Buddhist faith as it houses a tooth relic from the Buddha. There are many hotels near the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, making it convenient for travelers to get to the temple relatively easily. The entire city is easily navigated by walking or using the city bus.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
is a favorite among most who visit Sri Lanka, but even more so among those traveling with children. There are many elephants that roam around the grounds, and watching them eat or splash water around can provide hours of entertainment. Hotels around the elephant orphanage are located near the Knuckles Mountain Range, for a convenient access into the area as well as seeing the surrounding sites.
There is a lot more to see and do in Kandy, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the rest of the hotels, landmarks, and other must-see destinations can be found.