Kandy is at the very heart of Sri Lanka’s central hill country and it is full of fantastic attractions. By taking a street tour through the city, you’ll not be able to visit all these, but you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and lose yourself in Kandy’s inimitable atmosphere.
Now, you might actually need to reach Kandy to get things started. One of the best ways to visit the city is via the morning train. The locomotive will gently snake its way up the mountains to reach the city, all the while treating you to spectacular views of the countryside.
Once you get to the city, it’s time to begin your jaunt through Kandy! Most tours start off with a visit to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built all the way back in the 17th century. Inside, you’ll find ana array of golden Buddha statues, impressive murals and carvings that display expert craftsmanship. Once you leave the temple, be sure to walk around its vicinity. The landscape has been perfectly crafted here to exude a feeling od tranquillity and calm, if nothing else it’ll leave you relaxed and put your mid at ease.
From the temple, you can take a quick walk to the Kandy National Museum. This fantastic establishment holds a number of artefacts that belong to the once glorious Kandyan Kingdom as well as relics from colonial times after the British subjugated Kandy. Along the way you’re bound to run into an array of different returns, bars and street vendors – so refuel and stock up as you please.
A great way to wind down after a long day out and about the city is to head to the Kandy Lake. Here you can enjoy a bit of respite and wile away the time in quiet seclusion. It’s the perfect way to cap off an excellent adventure exploring the streets and sights of Kandy!