What Is Kandy Known For?

What should I avoid in Sri Lanka?

13 Things Tourists Should Never Do in Sri Lanka, EverDon’t disrespect religion.

Don’t turn your back on a Buddha statue.

Don’t compare Sri Lanka to India.

Don’t get carried away in public.

Don’t take snaps without asking first.

Don’t try to check into a hotel with no beds.

Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

Don’t drink the tap water.More items…•.

What is famous in Kandy?

Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. 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. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Is Kandy worth visiting?

Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second largest city, is one of the most popular spots to visit when backpacking through Sri Lanka. Backpackers often stop here on their way towards the hill country areas of Nuwara Eliya and Ella. If you’ve got 2 or three days to spare, then a stop to Kandy is worth it.

What is the meaning of Kandy?

noun. a city in central Sri Lanka: capital of the kingdom of Kandy from 1480 until 1815, when occupied by the British; sacred Buddhist temple; University of Sri Lanka.

How many days should I spend in Kandy?

You can see the Tooth Temple, the lake and botanical gardens in one day if needed, but Kandy is an interesting city so If you have enough time, you should spend at least a couple of days there. I would also recommended watching the Cultural Show and the Elephant Orphanage on the way to Colombo.

Is Kandy or Ella better?

Ella is smaller, quieter and perfect if you wanna have some rest. It’s also possible to hike there (Little Adam’s Peak, Ella Rock…). Kandy looks more like a big city (everything is relative, big city for Sri Lanka). However having a walk in Kandy is still enjoyable, and the botanical garden is wonderful.