Distance from Homagama to Kandy:  

Travelling Time: 3 Hr 12 Minutes

Are you ready to visit the last capital of the ancient kings in Sri Lanka? The tour to Kandy will include visits to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic; a world-renowned place of worship, where the left tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined, Ceylon Tea Museum and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage- a shelter which affords care and protection to many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka. The Kandy Lake right in the heart of the hill city is a wonderful place for a calm and quiet evening stroll.

Places to Visit:

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple, which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1988.

The temple which carries a lot of value to Buddhists all over the world also has immense cultural value. The architecture is of unique Kandyan architectural style with a combination of the unique style used to build “Dalada Mandira” the shrines which housed the sacred Tooth Relic previously in other kingdoms.

The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is built near the ancient Royal Palace which is situated to the North of the temple and the forest reserve called “Udawaththa Kelaya” to the East. The famous Kandy Lake also known as “Kiri Muhuda” to the South and “Natha & Paththini Devala” on the West. The temple is adorned with intricate carvings using gold, silver, bronze and ivory.

Kandy Lake

Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Kandy Lake emerges as a significant landmark that captivates visitors from around the globe. Revered as one of the city’s premier attractions, this picturesque lake holds a historical and cultural significance that adds to its allure. Originally commissioned by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807, Kandy Lake stands adjacent to the revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, known as the ‘Sri Dalada Maligawa’, the island’s most sacred temple.

Spanning an impressive area of 6,544 square meters, with a circumference of 3.21 kilometers, and a maximum depth of 18.5 meters, Kandy Lake is a magnificent body of water. Its iconic parapet wall, affectionately referred to as the Walakulu Bemma, resembling a billowing cloud, stretches an impressive 633.82 meters. At its heart lies the Diyatilaka Mandapaya, a structure encircled by ancient

ruins. Once known as a pavilion where the kings sought relaxation, it serves as a reminder of the regal history that echoes throughout the region.

Beyond its historical and architectural significance, Kandy Lake offers a serene and scenic environment for leisurely strolls or invigorating jogs. The shaded path encircling the lake provides breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the bustling town. Overlooking the tranquil waters, the Malwatte temple, one of the two principal temples of the Siyam Nikaya sect of Theravada Buddhism, stands as a beacon of spirituality and cultural heritage.

Indulge in the tranquil ambiance and immerse yourself in the rich history that envelops Kandy Lake. Whether taking a leisurely walk along its serene shores or admiring the panoramic views of the town and hills, this iconic landmark invites visitors to savor the harmonious blend of nature, spirituality, and cultural significance.

Kandy City Center

Kandy City Centre is a ten-story business and retail complex which is situated in Kandy, Sri Lanka, close to the The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Kandy City Center Development project began in 1993 and the property was opened to the public in 2008. The complex was planned with ultramodern elements while consolidating the traditional culture of Kandy. The Leading body of Speculation has allowed the esteemed “Flagship Status” to this venture. The City Center contains a few banks, completely prepared convenience stores, present day eateries, food court, book shops, flower vendors, clothing stores, fragrance stores, an Ayurveda site and a range of entertainment activities. There is a five-level vehicle park outside which is the biggest vehicle park in Kandy. The complex has fourteen lifts. Six of the ten stories have direct street access because of the creative plan of the complex.