Kandy is the 2nd largest city, 120 kilometers inland from Colombo, climatically a world away due to its 500 meter altitude. The hill capital of Kandy was the last stronghold of the ancient Sinhala Kings against the British Empire. The focus of Kandy is its lake with the Temple of the Tooth “Dalada Maligawa”. The surrounding hills are perched looking down on the town.

The city of Kandy which is also known as ‘Senkadagala’, features the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines – the Temple of the Tooth or the ‘Dalada Maligawa’ holds the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha and is surrounded by the Bogambara Lake

Sightseeing between Colombo to Kandy

  • Elephant Orphanage – Pinnawala
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Temple of the tooth relic
  • Gem Shops
  • Spice & herbal gardens
  • Batik Shops
  • Wood Carving & Silk Gardens

Nuwara Eliya – “The City of Light” was the favorite hill station of the British, a scenic town 2500 m above sea level surrounded by misty mountain ranges, pine forests and tea cultivations. Nuwara Eliya has a much cooler climate, which is in stark contrast to the tropical climate experience in order parts of the island. This is probably why Nuwara Eliya is also known as ‘Little England’.

The areas around Nuwara Eliya also provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka. A trip to the highlands of Sri Lanka is never complete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea-plucking and sipping a cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya can also purchase fresh fruit and vegetables.

Nuwara Eliya has fair assortment of British Country style houses and an 18 hole Golf Course, which is a real beauty with its scenic location side red to be one of the finest in Asia and picturesque Race course. Where horse races are held.

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