Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, This temple is famous for having the left main tooth of Lord Buddha and the temple is located near the great palace of the last king of Sri Lanka Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in Kandyan kingdom. Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.Bikkus of two main sects of Malwatta and Asgiriya conduct daily worshiping pujas where local pilgrims are participating. All these rituals are performing in three times a day at dawn, at noon and evening. You may also be able to observe the Nanumura Mangalya –bathing the sacred tooth relic with medicinal water on every Wednesday.
Royal Botanical Garden is situated in Peradeniya where 6 km to the west of the Kandy city. This royal botanical garden was initially belong to the Royals in the Kandyan kingdom and later renovated by one of the English Governor. Today, the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens are open to all visitors, both local and foreign. In the past, the 60 hectares were reserved for the Kandyan royals - but they remain fit for royalty. The Botanical Garden at Peradeniya was created in 1843, partially with plants imported from Kew Gardens in London, and has become a firm tourist favorite since, with two million annual visitors. The garden includes more than 400 species of plants including variety of endemic species to this exotic island. This is spread more than 147 acres at 460 m above sea level with 200dm annual rainfall.
Kandayn dance encompasses various dance forms native to the area called Kandy of the central hills region in Sri Lanka. But today it has been widespread to other parts of the country. There are more than five places in Kandy where this Kandayn dance show is held on every evening targeting foreign visitors providing an great opportunity to witness the traditional Kadyan dances with drummers, dancers and other performers including fire men. This show includes 11 dancing performances with most interest performance with the fire which is coming from ancient times to entertain royal hierarchy.
Ceylon tea museum located in Hanthana is 3 miles away from Kandy city. This tea museum was built in 1995 as a tea factory which was consists of 4 buildings. Later this was converted as a museum where you can see heavy machinery products to a fine library which is full of secrets in production of pure Ceylon tea. Tea museum also has a deluxe restaurant and sales outlet for visitors where it will open all days except on Mondays. Walk in The Hanthana Mountain range will be a great experience because it is a beautiful set of hill tops which are stunning with lush panoramic views. The range is also a big hit with hikers and adventure seekers where they do a good hike by traveling up to the point which has seen rapid development in the form of communication towers.Mountain range consist of seven peaks and Among the seven peaks, the forth peak is the highest and the Katusukonda is the last peak and slightly dangerous part of this mountain range. The elevation at the summit of Hanthana is 1270m msl. The higher elevation levels especially above 100m msl are covered by sub montane forest.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary located in the ceter of the Kandy town spreading about 257 acres providing a huge shade as a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy.. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawatta Kele was known as Uda Wasala Watta in 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 small and medium size mammals that inhabit Sri Lanka can be seen here. Several kinds of snakes and other reptiles might be seen. This is one of the forest reserve which was used by the royals hierarchy and many legendary folks behind this forest and later it bcome a sanctuary in 1938. The wales park or Royal palace park is another park which was used by the kandayn Royals. It was built by the King Sri Wicrama Rajasinghe the last king of Sri Lanka and later it renamed as Wales Park after the British colonial period. The hill, where the park is currently situated, was known as Castle Hill by the British, as it was the site of the palace of Konappu Bandara, who ruled as Vimaladharmasuriya I of Kandy from 1590.
Batik industry in Sri Lanka is a small industry which is widely spreading due foreign attractions. It was mainly originated in Indonesia and Malaysia but later brought to Sri Lanka with the trade exchanges between countries. Batik incorporate many motifs and colors which is creatively design to produce well suited tropical climate outfits targeting foreign visitors. Locals also interest in batik sarees and sarongs which are normally wearing for their traditional and cultural festivals. You may also visit some silk factories in Kandy where you can purchase the original silk materials including colorful scarfs and traditional outfits.
The wood based industry in Sri Lanka started in the period where people were used serve for the king with their creative handcrafts. The specialty in the Sri Lankan wood crafting is that all the woods are supplying from the country itself. Therefore you can purchase some extraordinary wood crafting monuments when you are visiting for some amazing kandyan wood crafting factories. Also you will visit for the gem museums around Kandy area where you will the uniqueness and value in Sri Lankan gem stones including blue rubies which is only can be seen in this exotic island.