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Kandy

Trip Planner Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Central Province  /  Kandy
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Things to do: sightseeing, nature, nightlife
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque. The last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kingdom when coastal areas had fallen to Portuguese and Dutch rule, Kandy remained self-governing until a British colonial treaty took the city in the 19th century. The city sits on the edge of a reflective lake, and although a mountain mist and serious urban smog often block the sun, the striking hilly background and well-preserved historical architecture render the city picturesque regardless of the weather. Any Kandy itinerary should include stops at its celebrated gardens and temples, particularly the temple that reputedly holds an enshrined tooth of the Buddha. Plan the details of your Kandy holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Sri Lanka trip generator.
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Sleep easily on any budget in and around Kandy, where affordable hostels for backpackers abound, and luxury hotels and resorts offer every comfort. Some of the best places to stay in Kandy are the many guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, where local hosts welcome visitors with warmth and, often, home-cooked food. Those with deeper pockets can explore the boutique hotels situated in masterpieces of colonial-era architecture, where plenty of charm and service complement the hilltop location.
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