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Travel Guide To Kandy

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The History of the Kingdom of Kandy. The Mahanuwara Rajadhaniya (Kingdom of Kandy) was the last Independent monarchy of Sri Lanka, which came under the British in 1815. The beautiful city is located in the heart of the Island and surrounded by magnificent mountains. It is the gateway to highlands. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world.

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  • See the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Traditional Kandy Dancing
  • Degal Doruwa Raja Maha Vihara
  • Walk The Lake
  • Take a stroll through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Learn about Spices in the Spice Garden
  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
  • Ceylon Tea Museum
  • Kandy View Point
  • Royal Palace of Kandy
  • Udawattekele Sanctuary
  • World Buddhist Museum
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery
  • Lankatilaka Temple
  • Visit the Tea Factories

Image by Mohamed Nuzrath from Pixabay 

When you visit Sri Lanka you will find that in 1592 the city came to be considered the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in Sri Lanka following the Portuguese conquest of the coastal regions of the island country. City of Kandy managed to preserve its independence until 1815, when it came under British rule. Back in the late 1400s when Kandy was referred to as the Kingdom of Kandy, it served as the throne to the ruling king Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu and his successors, followed by others in due course of time. Nayaks are considered to be the last royal rulers till the British successfully invaded it in the year 1815 after about 50 years long struggle.