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Top things to do for couples in Kandy – Add a bit of romance during your trip to the hill capital

Kandy, the vibrant capital of Sri Lanka's central highlands is one of the most mystic locations in the country. With ancient relics and colonial architecture around every corner, Kandy never fails to delight.


Try your hand at trekking

Surrounded by misty mountains on all corners, Kandy offers magical hiking and camping experiences. The paths are well marked and there are trails for both novices as well as seasoned hikers. With pollution free areas far removed from urban surroundings, these hikes offer an awe-inspiring experience for anyone. The Hantana Mountain Range is one nearby option you can consider while hikes to the much-acclaimed Knuckles Mountain Range and Adam's Peak are some others you can consider. Most Kandy honeymoon hotels, for example like Amaya Hunas Falls, should be able to arrange such tours for those who are interested.


Drop into the Sacred Temple of the Tooth

Present inside what was once the royal palace of the kingdom of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth is one of the most sacred locations in the country. Home to the tooth relic of Lord Buddha himself, the temple is regularly overrun by throngs of devoted pilgrims and curious tourists. While the tooth relic itself is not displayed, the temple with its opulent architecture and lavish decorations combined with the well manicured outdoor areas are enough to warrant a visit here. Being a holy location, it is important that you dress appropriately. You should also know that flash photography is banned in some areas so be aware of your surroundings.


Enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine

Kandy has a wide number of restaurants that cater to everyone's taste. Whether it is a chic café, a rustic restaurant hidden away from the busy city or a fine dining restaurant, there is something for every visitor to this city. While in the city, take the time to savour the country's much-fabled cuisine. Known for their perfect blend of spices and other ingredients, a dinner date consisting of Sri Lankan dishes would be something you could reminisce about months later!


Explore Sri Lanka's tea cultivation

If time permits, visit the Ceylon Tea Museum on the outskirts of the city. Built back in 1925, the structure has undergone a major renovation process and is now open to the public. It allows one to discover the process of making tea and the equipment needed to do that.


Laze around at the Royal Botanical Gardens

If you did not know, Sri Lanka boasts an incredibly diverse range of flora. There is no better way to discover these plants than visit the Royal Botanical gardens. With long lines of palm trees, a plethora of bright orchids and around four thousand other plants, the Botanical Garden is guaranteed to leave you mesmerized. If the gardens do not seem magical enough, it is commonly haunted by monkeys and fruit bats who offer some funny and interesting moments. The gardens are a little away from Kandy but are quite easy to get to.