Things to See

  • Dhaladha Maligawa
  • Boat Ride with Joy Boat Services
  • Udawattakele Forest Reserve
  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

Where to Stay

Dhaladha Maligawa

UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988 and situated in the heart of the central province. It’s the pride of Sri Lanka and the prime tip of all Buddhists around the globe. Also, it conducts the world’s largest religious festival ” Esala Perahara” annually from mid-July to mid-August. The distance from Colombo to Kandy is about 122 Km and can be reached via Bus, Van, Car, or Train from Colombo.


Joy Motor Boat Service

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Having a boat ride after visiting Dhaladha Maligawa would be a memorable experience. It’s just adjoined to  Dhaladh Maligawa and just within walking distance. Joy Motor Boat Service was established in 1968 by Mr.Eric William Kemps Kempitiya and his brother Mr. Patrick William Kemps Kempitiya.

Udawattakele Forest Reserve

Udawattakele Forest Reserve often spelled as Udawatta Kele, is a historic forest reserve on a hill ridge in the city of Kandy. It is 104 hectares (257 acres) large. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawattakele was known as “Uda Wasala Watta” in Sinhalese meaning “the garden above the royal palace”. The sanctuary is famous for its extensive avifauna. The reserve also contains a great variety of plant species, especially lianas, shrubs, and small trees. There are several giant lianas. Many of the small and medium-sized mammals that inhabit Sri Lanka can be seen here. Several kinds of snakes and other reptiles might be seen. Udawattakele was designated as a forest reserve in 1856, and it became a sanctuary in 1938.

The entrance fee for Sri Lankan visitors is Rs. 30,-; the fee for foreign visitors is Rs. 570

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Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. In 2016, the garden was visited by 1.2 million locals and 400,000 foreign visitors. It is near the Mahaweli River (The longest river in Sri Lanka). It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. Attached to it is the “National Herbarium of Sri Lanka”. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.

Royal Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka.

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