My travel from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is a memorable one which I have shared in this travel blog.
There can be none who will not appreciate beauty in any form; particularly if it is in the form of nature. And if you find galaxies of natural beauty breasted on the solitary Island nation of Asia, you will just fall in love with it. This gifted island is nothing less than a pearl of joy, glittering radiantly amidst the gushing waves of Indian Ocean. That makes the Island, Sri Lanka, the hot spot of tourists from all around the world. The center of attraction is the capital of the central province and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy.
Generally, the chief attraction of Kandy is the Temple of the Tooth or Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred Relic of the Tooth of Buddha kept in a gold casket and stored in an inner chamber, viewed through glass. It dates back to the 16th century. In order to experience the serenity of spiritualism, never miss to watch the rituals performed by Buddhist monks who visit the temple every day. You can also see the World Buddhist Museum and huge statues of Buddha.
Lankatilka Temple, built on a rock and decorated with floral designs. A large seated image of Buddha adorns the inner sanctum. You can visit other temples such as the Gadaladeniya Temple, Doodanawala Devalya, Embeka Devalaya, Handagala Vihara Temple, Medawala Temple.
If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka, choose March-May during which the temperature in Kandy & Nuwara Eliya remains within 26 – 28 degree celicius. During December-April, the weather is cool and comfortable. However, avoid a trip during October-November as that happens to be the intense monsoon period in Sri Lanka.
While choosing your itinerary to Kandy & Nuwara Eliya, keep in your mind the following top places
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage; a breeding place for about 90 elephants most of which are abandoned or injured and watch the majestic animals, playing, bathing and feeding.
Similarly other good places to visit are Kandy Lake, Kulu River Waterfall, Bhairakwakanda Temple, Knuckles Mountain Range, Ranweli Spice Garden, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Horton Plains National Park, Ohiya, Ceylon Tea Museum, Cinnamon Citadel, Amaya Hills, Pallekele, Bogambara Prision
Nature and Parks
The Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya is spread over 147 acres with 4,000 species of plants and is visited by more than 2 million tourists per year. The Royal Palace Park, also known as Wace Park is a relatively smaller park. Likewise others include Udawattekele Snctuary, Kandy Lake, New Ranweli Spice Garden, Hanthana Mountain Range, Algalla Mountin Range, Chariot Path, Gurugal Oya Dam, Oak-Ray Isiwara Ayurvedic Village.
World Buddhist Museum, Ceylon Tea Museum, Raja Museum; located in the premises of the Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Museum, National Museum, Gunatilake Batiks, Kandy Brasswear Village, Highway Museum Complex, Natural Gems and Gemological Musuem and Weavers Finch.
Ramboda Temple Nuwara Eliya:
This temple is between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman 16 feet tall, a serene environment in midst of River and Mountains, built by Chinmaya Mission.
Seetha Kotuwa, Nuwara Eliya: It is also known as Ashoka Vatika, where Seetha was kept held captive by the Lanka King Ravana. Where Hanuman met Seetha first time and identified her as Rama’s consort. Most of the Vatika were destroyed by hanuman when his tail was lit by fire at Ravana’s court. A must see for those who wish to go on Ramayana Trail. A serene and beautiful places surrounded by nature. The present Location is Hakagala Botanical Gardens. Srilanka is surrounded by Ocean and such scenic beauty, one is sure to fall in love with the nature and their culture.
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