Approximately 115kms away from Colombo, Kandy is a complete contrast to your tropical climatedue to its altitude of 500m. The richness of the area speaks louder than all the other wonderful aspects of Kandy, being circled by blue hills, coloured by the lush foliage and nurtured by fountain pure water of rivers.
While the city thrives on the sheer beauty of the area, it is also renowned for the majestic history associated with city of Kandy, which served as the last capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom. With a tremendous effort that nearly took British 03 centuries to conquer, defying Portuguese and Dutch, in the year 1815 the ever imposing capital finally surrendered. Since Kandy was the last capital during Sinhalese Kingdom it has now become the blessed home for the focal point of Buddhism "The Temple of the Tooth Relic".(Owning the tooth relic was one of the prerequisites to become the King of Sri Lanka)
Thus preserving the aura of an age old royal elegance and a breath-taking natural beauty Kandy promises to offer you more than what you've bargained for.