Many people call Kandy the heart of Sri Lanka due to it's historic importance for the Sinhalese culture and it's high status within Buddhism with the Dalada Maligawa temple.
Besides this important religious impact the amazing city of Kandy has a lot to offer and visitors should better calculate a few days for enjoying some truly unique moments and places.
For example, August is a wonderful time for a visit with the impressive Perehara Festival and frequent magic sunsets.
The great variety of nice Hotels and Guest Houses in Kandy does not leave any wishes open by offering some real high class and also several budget accommodations.
Certainly it feels good to stay close to the Kandy Lake, from where it only takes a short walk to the market, the Dalada Maligawa, the Kandy Dance and all other attractions in Kandy town.
A few kilometers away from the center and located near the Victoria Golf Club the lovely Earl Regency is truly perfect for all those, who want a quiet stay and being surrounded by beautiful Sri Lankan nature.
Another superb quality Hotel is the Mahavelli Reach, which offers some great style and a wonderful River boat tour straight from the garden.
All of these recommended Hotel room options can be booked right away here with best rates in the Kandy area.
Spectacular in Sri Lanka are the sunsets above the Mahavelli River.
See the tropical Kandy jungle with snakes, monkeys and spiders next to a soccer field and the Mahavelli river woman.
Watch a boat ride to the Mahavelli River Man, who earns his money from jumping down a small bridge.
The Kandy Lake is giving the city it's very specific image.
Take a photo tour around Kandy to see what life is all about in Sri Lanka's second biggest city.
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One of the most popular events in Sri Lanka is the Perehara in Kandy when the narrow streets get filled with over a hundred huge elephants and countless drummers and dancers.
Very famous are the Kandyan Dancers with their Kandyan sarees, which are also worn by the gorgeous stewardesses of Sri Lankan Airlines.
Truly impressive are the sunsets over the Kandy mountains.