Kandy, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a must visit travel destination for visitors to Sri Lanka. This beautiful city is located in the foothills of central highlands, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls. Kandy is frequented by tourists as the charming hill capital is close to Colombo and is part of the cultural triangle. Kandy was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988 and thus became a tourism hotspot in Sri Lanka.
Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha that was brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Built in the 16th century, Dalada Maligawa is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage tourist sites in Sri Lanka and the world.
Embekke Temple, built in 14th century, is famous among tourists for the intricate wooden carvings. Embekke temple is dedicated to God Katargama with entire structure of temple is decorated with carvings of dancers, musicians, wrestlers, legendary beasts and birds.
Lankatilaka temple, built in 14th century on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala, is a Buddhist and Hindu temple. Lankatilaka temple provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills.