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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Buddhist Temple
“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”
  • 73 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids”
  • 29 locals recommend
National Park
“Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cave
“The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to shop
“KCC Kandy City Center is Kandy's only big commercial mall. The mall looks pretty neat on the inside, You get many shops with quality products and food court is excellent from different kind of food different countries ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“A historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawattakele was known as "Uda Wasala Watta" in Sinhalese meaning "the garden above the royal palace”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“The main park in Nuwara Eliya is called Victoria Park, in honor of Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee coronation in 1897. The park spreads out on 27 acres of land and is full of foreign trees and flowers. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“ Just 20 minutes (9.8km) by tuk tuk is Hakgala Botanical Garden, one of five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and said to be the highest botanical garden in the world. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the largest botanical gardens in the South east asia and It is renowned for its collection of orchids.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Waterfall
“A hike to this small, scenic waterfall also offers sweeping views of tea plantations & the city”
  • 5 locals recommend
Field
“Only if you are nature lover visit this place. If not this will be very boring place to you. Before this place was agricultural land. Sometimes you can see animal species which are specific to Sri Lanka. There is an observation place in moon plains. You can see mountain range in 360°view. And there is a border of central province of Sri Lanka and Uva province. You can capture group photos here with 360 ° view. It is very awesome. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It has an interesting history closely related to that of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climbing to the top of Pidurangala rock”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lake
“A humongous Lake bounded by the greenery and covered with a mist at early mornings is what you will see here. But that is now – before 1827 the entire area was a swamp with streams which had water throughout the year where the British Governor Sir William Gregory converted it to Lake Gregory in 1873. The highest peak of Sri Lanka, Piduruthalagala streamed down the Thalagala River and Sir Gregory decided on damning it but years past with several additions and renovations to it including the Hydro Power station at Naanu Oya where eh waters of the Gregory lake were directed via a tunnel.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“One of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the ‘Little Niagara of Lanka’. The St Clair’s falls is situated 3 kilometers west of the Thalawakale Town on the Hatton-Thalawakale Highway in Nuwara Eliya District. The Kotmale River a tributary of the longest river in Sri Lanka, River Mahaweli is the water source for the falls – which slopes down over three rock outcrops to a large pool of water. The waterfall consists of two falls ‘Maha Ella’ (Sinhalese for the Greater Fall) which is approximately 80 metres high and 50 metres wide while the ‘Kuda Ella’ (Sinhalese for the Smaller Fall) is 50 metres high and located just below the downstream of the Maha Ella.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“The pub is in an excellent location and is a great bar! Really enjoyed you will enjoie night out there!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This popular venue offers a variety of authentic indian cuisine, which is prepared by a celebrity chef who hails from North India.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The place in Kandy where you can get real coffee. It is not cheap, but it is good. Rps 400 for a cappuccino.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
Restaurant
“Kentucky Fried Chicken is a globally recognised franchise so I believe the visitors will feel comfortable with the food and the atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant

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