Sri Lanka’s second city, Kandy, is unmistakably the country’s cultural capital with its exuberant festivals, unique music and dance, and colonial architecture. It’s also the home to arguably the most revered religious site in the whole of Sri Lanka – the Temple of the Tooth.
Kandy’s uniqueness is inherited from its forebears, the last remaining Sinhalese on the island who would not give up their independence like the rest of the island in the face of Portuguese and Dutch occupation. The last mainstay of Sinhalese culture, Kandy has preserved its rich customs which is evident today in its distinctive music, festivals and buildings.
Set in the heart of the stunning Hill Country, Kandy is surrounded by the most majestic scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. The emerald hills, covered in the world famous tea plantations, is the perfect backdrop during your trip to Kandy.