Please note it is necessary to telephone and speak with a member of the team to reserve accommodation in Kandy
Nestling in the foothills of the Hill Country with a beautiful tree lined manmade lake as its centre the picturesque highland capital city of Kandy is the heartland of traditional Sri Lankan culture. For the past three hundred years it has remained the last bastion against European conquest of the island and the last remaining sanctuary of traditional Singhalese culture. It is not surprising that Kandy has the distinction of being the island’s most visited tourist resort since it offers so much in the way of sight-seeing with the opportunity of experiencing exciting traditional music and dance. It is also here in the islands hill capital that local arts and crafts continue to flourish.
The famous Kandy Lake is a nineteenth century creation of the cities last King and much of the residential area of the city covers the hills on the lakes South side, whilst the busy commercial district and the main centre with is myriad of shops and markets occupy the streets to the West and North.
One of the best views of the city is seen during the Kandy Lake drive, which takes us to a viewing point overlooking the calm waters of the lake with splendid view of the famous Temple forming a stunning backdrop, here monkeys play in the trees and hawkers try to sell you a memento of your visit. Time permitting, we suggest taking a stroll around the lake which is calm and serene and away from the hustle and bustle of city life – the only likely disturbance being the flapping wings of flying white cranes so prevalent in the area