TOP SIGHTS IN KANDY
PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDENS
Is renowned for its collection of orchids, the garden has more than 4000 species of plants, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. Many famous people such as Queen Mary and Gandhi have planted trees in the memorial garden. These botanical gardens charge LKR 1500 per person. For more information on the Botanical Garden click HERE.
TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC
The temple of the tooth, also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, is a beautiful Buddhist Temple in Kandy. Monks daily visit the temple and many rituals take place throughout the day. You can see the tooth box behind a glass window. Watch out for all the local guides who want your money at the front. For more information on the Temple click HERE.
HANTHANA MOUNTAIN RANGE
The Hanthana mountain range in Kandy is popular among those who like to go hiking, camping, bird watching, and many more activities. The Hanthana Mountain Range was declared as an environmental protection area in Feb 2010. The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. To make it easy for you, for the location to the mountain range click HERE.
FOOD & DRINKS
A chic and comfortable restaurant to dine in, less than ten minutes by tuk-tuk from the town, what’s more? They have accommodation for you as well just in case you decide to stay the night. It would cost between $8-$12 for a main meal. To check on their website for more information click HERE.
Situated in the Kandy City Centre food court. Offers a variety of dishes, it would cost between $6-$10 per person for a meal. Check their facebook page for daily offers, click HERE.
A little restaurant inside the Old Empire Hotel, a 200-year-old building, right next to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. Their menu mostly consists of pasta, burgers, wraps, and salads- quick and easy. It would cost between $4-$8 per person for a meal. To check out their menu and prices click HERE.
THE PEPPER COTTAGE
A community-based homestay located in the forest bordering the Knuckles Mountain Range. Great view of Victoria Reservoir and amazing hikes in the area. You can order food at the neighbor’s house and support the local community. What’s more, TukTukRental.com customers get a 20% discount, [email protected]. It would cost $22 for 2 people including breakfast. For more information on The Pepper Cottage click HERE.
HIRANYA MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSTEL KANDY
Set on a hillside above the Mahaweli River, the hostel offers great terrace views of the Knuckles Mountain Range. The temple of the tooth is just a 20-minute walk or a short tuk-tuk ride from the property. It would cost around $7 per person for a night. For more information on Hiranya Mountain View click HERE.
KANDY TOWER INN
Located 300m of Kandy City Center. This accommodation provides airport transfers and free WIFI provided as well. Recommended for Solo travelers. It would cost around $5 per person for a night. For more information on Kandy Tower Inn click HERE.