Saturday, 16th December 2023

Field Visit Start at 07:00

The picturesque city of Kandy, the capital of the central province of Sri Lanka is widely acknowledged as the country’s religious and cultural capital. Established as a Royal city at the beginning of the 14th century it was the final kingdom of Sri Lanka’s long line of kings, when the city was ceded to the British in 1815.

Positioned at an elevated location 506 meters above sea level in a wooded valley flanked by the dense Udawattakelle Forest at one perimeter and the vast Kandy Lake and other, the core of the city is a series of old palace buildings and numerous temples and shrines. Kandy is the home of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha and is best known for the ‘Esala Perahara’, the magnificent pageant staged nightly on its stress for almost a fortnight in August featuring adorned elephants and hundreds of dancers and drummers. In celebration of the continued rites and rituals of the lost kingdoms of the Sri Lankan people, Kandy was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988.

  • Temple of Tooth Relic (Sri Daladha Maligawa)
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • University of Peradeniya
  • Kandy Lake Round
  • Kandy View Point
  • Kandy City Centre