Kandy City

2012
FEB 10

Kandy Shopping

Kandy Shopping

Taking a trip to the second largest city of Sri Lanka would be incomplete without dedicating a day completely to shopping. It can be either the traditional handicrafts or antiques or Batiks that fill up the shopping bags as you walk out of the colorful shops lining up the streets, but one thing is for sure, the bags sure won’t return empty! The heart of the city is definitely where you’d love to start your shopping expeditions from. And vying your attention and those hard earned pennies are several fashion studios with the latest collection of the local specialties. You can either get a souvenir for your loved ones back home or choose an exclusive piece of Batik to please your spouse – the choice is entirely yours! Jewelries and accessories with a special touch of Sri Lankan tourism imprRead More

2012
FEB 10

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake

Built by the last king of Sri Lanka and Kandy, Wikrama Rajasinhe, in order to add beauty to the Temple of Tooth, Kandy lake is an artificial construction marking a remnant of the last ever Sri Lankan kingdom. Originally called Kiri Muhuda or the Milky Ocean, the lake has an unfinished wall called the Valakulu Bamma or clouds wall. Its incompletion is due to the arrest and imprisonment of King Wikrama Rajasinhe in 1815 when the British invaded and took Kandy. At 2060 feet, the cloud wall remains standing today in its unfinished state; the triangular holes in it are used to light oil lamps. The lake has an island at the centre which is also an artificial creation of the king. It was initially part of a dam, which King Ramasinghe had built across the lake, but it was soon destroyed from boRead More

2012
FEB 10

Kandy Hotels And Restaurants

Kandy Hotels And Restaurants

Having a fair idea about the accommodation options and expenses of your next holiday destination may be a good idea to enjoy a smooth trip. And, if Kandy is where you’re planning your next vacation then there’s a good chance that you’ll be spoilt for choices! Starting from budget hotels that are friendly to the pocket to bungalows and guest houses, Kandy has a myriad of accommodation options to suit your tastes and requirements. Take your pick from the Nature Walk Resort, Spica Holiday Home, Forest Glen or the Swiss Residence if you wish to enjoy a long stay in Kandy without worrying about exhausting your finances. If, however, you’re planning to splurge yourself in a luxurious vacation then few of the best available options are Ceylon Tea Trails, Villa Rose and Ellerton. Kandy also ofRead More

2012
FEB 10

Kandy Festival

Kandy Festival

This festival celebrates the Relic Tooth of Lord Buddha which is carried out in a procession for the people to worship and rejoice in its holy vibe. It is widely well known for the grand show it puts up, with beautiful costumes, well choreographed dances, and decorated elephants.  Considered a symbol of Sri Lanka, the Kandy Festival is said to be a culmination to rituals dating back centuries. One of the rituals was the Esala Perahera, performed to ask the Gods for rain and the other ritual was the Dalada Perahera which celebrates the Relic Tooth of Buddha coming to Sri Lanka. The entire festival originates back to the time of King Rajasinghe in the 18th century who decided to give the public a chance to worship the otherwise secretly kept Relic Tooth. The processions start with a kappaRead More

2012
FEB 10

Kadugannawa

Kadugannawa

Legends have been doing rounds about Kadugannawa, a popular tourist spot in Kandy! Are you game for a few? There are a plenty of hidden surprises in this historic town, the seat of Kandyan reign, a few centuries ago. The travelers love this destination not because of fancy locations but because of the peace and quiet that they can find. And this is not all. There is a lot to keep you engaged for at least a day. If you’re planning to stay in Kadugannawa for the night, you can make your choice from a range of suitable accommodation options as well. Did you know that even the British invaders used the famous prophecy surrounding this town to their advantage? It was believed that the kingdom would fall into foreign hands only if tunnels are cut in through the mountain. It was a battle won bRead More

Minolma-Fenandiz

Minolma Fenandiz is a writing articles, script, stories for newspapers   magazines. Professional blogger and author of "Sri Lanka Gude Book".

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