Kandy City

2012
JUL  6

Kandy Esala Perahera 2012

Kandy Esala Perahera 2012

 Official dates of the Kandy Esala Perahera 2012 23rd July to 2nd August 2012 Date                                                     Event 19th July 2012                                   Planting of Kapa 19th - 22nd July 2012                       Internal Perahera of Four Devales 23rd July 2012                                  First Kubal Perahera 24th July 2012                                  Second Kubal Perahera 25th July 2012                                  Third Kubal Perahera 26th July 2012                                  Fourth Kubal Perahera 27th July 2012                                  Fifth Kubal Perahera 28th July 2012                                  First Randoli Perahera 29th July 2012                                  Second Randoli Perahera 30th July 2012Read More

2012
FEB 10

Royal Palace Of The Kandyan Kingdom

A residual remnant of the past dating as far back as the 14th century, the Royal Palace of the Kandyan Kingdom lies tucked away near the valleys of Kandy as reminiscence of the last Kandyan King, Wickrama Rajasinghe. Very little of the structure remains today which consisted of the Royal Court (Magul Maduwa) and the Temple of Tooth among other displays of architectural brilliance. Seeped in ancient history that’s seen the palace burned down and rebuilt a number of times, it has also witnessed sacred beliefs. The Temple of Tooth is said to have a relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Popular belief had it, that whoever possessed the tooth was divinely blessed with the right to rule the land. Many wars were fought domestically to gain the relic, while foreign invaders like the Portuguese also Read More

2012
FEB 10

Pilimathalawa

Pilimathalawa

This is a small Kandyan town located about ten kilometres from the main town of Kandy and over a hundred kilometres from the capital, Colombo. The name bears its origins to the words Pilima, meaning statues and Thalawa, meaning flat area in Sinhalese. The explanation is still debatable but popular belief does weigh in a bit towards this theory. The town has gained fame over the years for its traditional brassware and Buddhist temples, which are considered extremely important around the area. The Embekka temple is also greatly significant to Pilimathalawa. Also called the Embekka Devalaya, this temple is dedicated to worshipping Mahasen and a local deity Devatha Bandara. This shrine has three parts which display extremely superior architecture using wooden carvings. A lot of the carvingRead More

2012
FEB 10

Peradeniya Garden

Peradeniya Garden

It’s a rainbow of colors at the Peradeniya Garden! Located just a few miles away from the heart of Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens, as it is also known to the travelers, can be just the right destination to spend a sunny day out with family and friends. According to official records the initial signs of a botanical garden, being a part of the city’s outer precincts, can be traced back to as early as the 14th century. However, it was only after the British gained control of the region that the garden saw proper maintenance and beautification measures being taken. Earlier it was the site of a temple (built by King Wimala Dharma). Orchids, medicinal plants and herbs as well as other decorative plants have been an integral part of this garden, adding on to its popularity among the traveRead More

2012
FEB 10

Mountain Range Of Kandy

Kandy doesn’t just have a singular mountain standing out from the rest of the peaks, but a few beautiful set of mountain peaks which together form the lovely mountain ranges of Kandy. The Hanthana Mountain range and Knuckles Mountain range are significant topographical characteristics found in Kandy. While the former has been declared an environmental protection zone, the other consists of a series of folds which give it a knuckle shaped appearance.  The Hanthana Mountain range is made up of various peaks which make this mountain a high solid favourite of mountain hikers. At 3,800 feet above sea level, the mountain also has the University of Peradeniya neighbouring it. Knuckles Mountain range has a number of folds and peaks to the West which, when viewed from a certain distance, looRead More

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