Surrounded by misty hills, Kandy is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. Being the last capital of Sri Lanka Kandy hold much significance for its’ famous tea and ancient places of cultural and religious value. Kandy has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, and the temple of the sacred tooth relic holds major significance.
En-route stop at Mlesna Tea Centre overlooking St Clair's Tea Estate with a beautiful sightseeing platform and a Tea Museum. At Mlesna you have the choice of savoring different blends of tea in a hill country, where you can stop for a fresh cup of truly Ceylon tea.
Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from Indian in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. The only remaining relic of Buddha is housed in this temple. There are seven golden caskets enclosed for the tooth relic. The relic casket is covered with bullet proof glass frame.
Attracting over 2 million visitors every year, the Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located in the heart of Kandy. Renowned for a wide variety of Orchids, Spices, Medicinal plants and Palm trees the botanical garden is equally famous among tourist and locals. Spreading across 147 acres the Royal botanical gardens goes way back in history to the era of kings.