The city of Kandy

At an altitude of about 500 m above sea level lies Kandy which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is about 115 km from Colombo and 106 km from Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake. The city was founded in 1592 by King Vimaladharmasuriya I. It was the last capital of Sri Lanka until it was captured by British in 1815. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion of the Sinhalese Kings. Even though Kandy is a new city it was evident that the inhabitance was the more than 880 years. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, rich cultural practices and rituals. Boating on the lake visiting the royal Botanical Gardens are some of other attractions as you can see there are many places around Kandy for you to visit, let’s take a look at some of them in detail.