The striking sight of the Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic across the Kandy Lake is awe-inspiring. In August, the “Esala Perahera” is a colourful cultural pageant held in reverence of the Tooth Relic.
AVisitors to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden can immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Spanning almost 150 acres, it is historically said to be a garden maintained for the royal family of Sri Lanka.
Perched atop the Pahangala Rock, Lankatilaka Temple is a gleaming white structure built in the 14th century. Within the premises, visited can read the biggest stone sculpture written in Sinhala and Tamil in Sri Lanka.
At the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, visitors can observe the grace and power of the gentle giants. Established in 1972, it is home to elephants that come from all over the island.
The rock citadel of King Kasyapa (477-495AD), Sigiriya is a feat of architecture and engineering. The World Heritage Site can stun the visitor with its beauty but also with the intricacy of the technology behind the complex.