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List Of Parks And Nature Attractions To See In Kandy – Lose Yourself In The Hill Capital!

A city deeply embedded in history and culture, Kandy needs little introduction. As a World Heritage City, it is a platform for one to take in the exhilarating culture of Sri Lanka.


Kandy Lake

An artificial lake that has origins from 1807, it makes an excellent setting for an engaging walk around the heart of the city. One can experience the hustle and bustle of the city while they take in the surreal natural beauty and gaze at the beautiful fauna present in the city. It is spread over an area of 19 ha and has a shore length of 3.4 km.


Udawattekele Sanctuary

The Udawattekele Sanctuary is a historic forest reserve and is located behind the Temple of the Tooth. Consisting of 257 acres of lush vegetation, the forest was once a garden reserved just for the royals but has been opened to the public in the more recent times. The Udawattekele Sanctuary is home to many species of animals such as monkeys, wild boars, hare and porcupines to name a few. There are many tours that can show you around and the sanctuary is a great place for bird watching.


Hanthana Mountain Range

Very popular amongst hikers, the Hanthana Mountain Range has 7 peaks that tower over the hill capital. With a maximum height of 3800 feet, you are guaranteed spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area and the tiny villages that dot the mountains. The trails are relatively easy making these mountains easy for first time hikers.


New Ranweli Spice Garden

Take a peek into the spice industry that the country is famed for. One can educate himself on the agricultural methods used to grow spices and how they are extracted from the plant. You can also roam the sprawling estate and the plants are named for your convenience. The souvenir shop in the premises offer some of the most exotic spices in Sri Lanka. Luxury resorts can be found quite close to the garden.


Alagalla Mountain Range

Also referred to as the Potato Range, it has a great historical value attached to it. The mountain range is the site where many ancient battles took place and nowadays is frequented by hikers. The forest reserve has many waterfalls hidden within it and the highest point of the mountain range stands at a height of 1140m. The hike to the top requires a bit of effort but the view you are presented with compensates for the effort. From the summit you can witness many surrounding ranges such as the Bible Rock and the Knuckles Mountain Range.


Royal Botanical Gardens

Spread over an area of 147 acres, the garden presents an eye catching offering of orchids, an imperial boulevard of royal palms and other unique flora such as the cannonball tree and a Burma bamboo tree that rises to a height of 40m. Another popular attraction is the Javan Fig Tree whose massive trunk and branches will leave you dumbstruck! The Royal Botanical Gardens are quite close to hotels such as Earl's Regency.

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