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5 Best Romantic Places in Kandy - A cosy getaway

Kandy is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka, especially if you want to beat the heat and escape to the cooler parts of this tropical paradise.


The Kandy Lake

Surrounded by the misty hills of the area you will find that this lake is one of the most romantic places in Kandy. Created by the last king of Sri Lanka in the year 1807, this lake serves as a relaxing attraction in the town. A walk around the lake with your loved one while you take in the amazing scenery that is provided as this would certainly be something that you will not forget soon. If you are put up at a hotel in Kandy Sri Lanka the likes of Earl's Regency, you will be able to look at the lake right from your room balcony.


The Temple of the Tooth

This temple in Kandy has great pride for being one of the most visited places in the country, both for tourism and religious reasons. A throng of Buddhist devotees visits the temple on a daily basis. The way the temple has been built and the style of architecture screams olden day Kandy and is also another reason for the love. The tooth relic, which is the major religious item here, will not be on display for all to see and is stored in elaborately decorated caskets within a shrine.


Udawattakele Sanctuary

If you are a nature lover and like open spaces and green surroundings, then visiting the Udawattakele sanctuary would be a great idea. The great expanse of jungle land will have you mesmerized and keeping aside a day for this venture would be apt. Apart from being a natural attraction, this place is also a huge attraction for bird watchers and lovers. You will be able to spot a few migratory birds depending on the season of your visit to Sri Lanka.


Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Plant and tree lovers are sure to be enthralled by the splendid Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which is considered to be one of the finest of its kind in the region. As you might expect within this expansive and beautifully laid out botanical garden you will find a remarkable and entrancing selection of plants and trees including some unusual and rare varieties. Highlights at this garden include the captivating selection of orchids, a magnificent avenue of palm trees, the giant bamboo and the cannonball tree. You will also be enthralled by the giant fig tree in the great lawn which presents a jaw-dropping sight.


Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Since most of the resident elephants are friendly and well mannered, they are generally friendly to human visitors. The best times to visit the orphanage would be the elephants’ feeding and bathing times. You may even have the opportunity to bottle feed one of the darling baby elephants that make their home at the orphanage. At this elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, you will have the opportunity to observe and even interact with the herd of elephants that resides here.

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