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6 Best Places to Visit in Kandy In 2020 - From temples, architecture and natural scenic views!

Sri Lanka is a pear-shaped tropical island of the Indian Ocean. It has many great things to offer, and Kandy is one of the best places to visit when in this country for all kinds of activities. Here are a few of the best places you cannot miss out on when in this cultural city.


Temple of Tooth Relic

This is the iconic landmark that serves as an important religious site for the Buddhists in the country. Having said that, you must visit even if you do not share the same faith. You will be completely astounded by the architecture of this temple and all the cultural relics it holds. It is a delightful temple that you cannot miss out on.


Hunnasgiriya Waterfall

If you would like to explore and discover a beautiful waterfall, you must check this place out. The breathtaking waterfall attracts all kinds of tourists to take pictures of its beauty. You can also hike and cycle around its trails. Besides, if you are looking for a resort in Kandy close to this waterfall, you can check out properties like Hunas Falls which is only a walking distance away.


Kandy Lake

This is one of the popular tourist hubs in the city, that attract people to relax in the evenings after a heavy day of exploring. Even the locals come here from 5 pm onwards to sit around the lake and relax. You can also check out paddle boating offered to explore the lake too. There are many local snack bars to check out as well!


Knuckles Mountain Range

This is one of the most visited places in this town and as the name suggests, it takes the shape of one's knuckles. The clenched fist look is quite extraordinary indeed. The mountain range offers scenic views that can take anyone's breath away. If you are a nature lover, do not miss out on this place for the world. The wilderness will offer you a view of grasslands, streams, waterfalls, peaks and so much more! It is like a beautiful painting that you cannot take your eyes off of.


Royal Botanical Garden

Most tourist website would recommend this place for a visit. And you must not miss out on this opportunity. This garden stretches over 60 ha and is the largest garden here. The orchid garden it too pretty to describe. So, make sure to check it out! Around 4000 plant spaces are planted here in this botanical garden and the eager botanists will have an experience unlike any other.


Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you cannot miss out on an opportunity to explore the elephants in Sri Lanka. This orphanage is home to more than 90 elephants who reside in their natural surroundings and habitats well suited for them. You will be able to watch them bathe, feed and play around. You can take guided tours around this elephant orphanage for you to have the ultimate experience.

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