Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. and attracts 2 million visitors annually.It is near to Mahaveli river which is the longest river in Sri Lanka It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2).
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection of wild elephants.
Which offers a feast for the senses. Wander down fairways lined by majestic Mara Rain Trees, just as two or three white egrets swoop across the landscape; absorb the fragrance of magnificently flowering shrubs, take an evening swim in our infinity pool with unparalleled views of mountains and flowing landscapes or play a set or two of tennis. Then there is dinner on the Terrace as the sun sets behind the magnificent Knuckles Mountain Range.
Victoria Dam is an arch dam . Its main purposes are irrigation and hydroelectric power production. It is the tallest dam in Sri Lanka , and supports a 210 MW power station, the largest hydroelectric power station in the country. Construction of the dam commenced in 1978, and was ceremonially completed by former President Jayewardene in April 1985. within 15 minutes you can reach there.
Hulu gaga Most beautiful rever near by bungalow.you can reach within 5 minutes.The river which is 4km away from Digana Town.Hulu Gaga River is one of the beautiful Rivers in central province; Sri Lanka. This river is stated from The Knuckles range it creates Huluganga waterfall. This river is main tributary supplying water to the Victoria Reservoir. If you plan to visit to Mahiyangana via Kandy-Mahiyangana road (A 26 road) you can see Hulu Gaga near the Orutota Bridge which is situated 18 km away from kandy.
Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy , Sri Lanka . Built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth . Over the years it was reduced in size. Its is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the Kings helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel.within 15 minutes you can reach there.
The majestic Lankathilake Vihare, believed to be one of the most magnificent architectural edifice in the Gampola kingdom, was built at the crest of a large rock named Panhalgala overlooking the Hantane mountain range in the Hiripitiya hamlet in Udunuwara. The history of the temple dates back to the 14th century, and a pre-colonial Lanka where several strong kingdoms ruled the land. At a time when the capital of the Sinhalese kingdom was Kurunegala, that era drew to a close when the Sinhalese kings decided on setting up the new kingdom at Gampola.
The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka , in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District . Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors, the Sinhalese residents have traditionally referred to the area as Dumbara Kanduvetiya meaning mist-laden mountain range.
Lakegala mountain is in Meemure village. It is considered the place where King Ravana lifted the Dhadu Monara or Dhandu Monara . Residents of the village depend on several staple crops including pepper , cardamom , paddy and ginger . Meemure village owns an exceptional natural beauty. It is rich with natural Beauty and Traditional Sri Lankan styles.
Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is a town with a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Central Province, Sri Lanka , surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings ( frescos ), which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India . It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka .
The Mahaweli River , literally "Great Sandy River"; [ mahawali gangai ] is a 335 km (208 mi) long river, ranking as the longest river in Sri Lanka . Its drainage basin is the largest in the country, and covers almost one-fifth of the total area of the island. The river reaches the Bay of Bengal on the southwestern side of Trincomalee Bay. The bay includes the first of a number submarine canyons , making Trincomalee one of the finest deep-sea harbors in the world..