Kandy, the Hill Capital was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. The easygoing capital of the hill country has a lot to offer – history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. Only 115 km inland from the capital, climatically it is a world away due to its 500m altitude. Kandy was also the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries. The town and the countryside around it is lush and green and there are many pleasant walks both from the town or further afield. The town center, close of Kandy’s picture sue lake set in a bowl if hills, is a delightful jumble of old shops, antique and gemstones specialists, a bustling market and a good selection of hotels, guesthouses, and restaurants.
Places to visit during the Kandy city tour,
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