Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa):
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the chapel of the divine Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the imperial hall complex of the past Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the antique of the tooth of the Buddha.as aged times, the relic has played a necessary role in religion politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last basic of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site many due to the temple and the holy water. This divine water is accepted to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.
Kandy Lake also called that Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk is a bogus lake in the soul of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a secured 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 king's helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by a secret tunnel. A leisurely stroll around it, with a few stops on the lakeside seats, is a pleasant way to spend a few hours; the nicest part to walk along is the area around the Temple ofthe Sacred Tooth Relic.
Ceylon Tea Museum:
The Ceylon Tea Museum near to Hantane, 3km against Kandy urban bottle be arrived near to the road and provides clear access and adequate parking chances for cars and tourist coaches. The museum consists of four floors. The ground floor and the second-floor exhibit very old items of machinery and the first floor consist of a library and an auditorium. The third floor is placed to tea sales outlets. The entire top floor is a tea café; a telescope is also mounted on the fourth floor to give a panoramic view of the town. Kandy is an essential stop on every guest itinerary and the place of the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane enhances the appeal of the hill country to visitors. Additionally, its proximity to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Loolecondera estate, where tea was first grown commercially in Sri Lanka makes Hantane the perfect location.
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue:
It deceit in reach minor feet against Peradeniya is a big concrete holy slab. It is one of the numerous things to be toured and experienced in Kandy. Travelers enjoy the Buddha statue which is 88 feet in height with the amusement created by the statue. Bahiraviokanda vihara Buddha bust is one of the biggest and charming Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. The hill where the statue was built called bahirava Kanda, in Sinhalese it means the devil’s hill. Bahiravakanda vihara Buddha statue will be a spectacular visit to Kandy’s famous sites.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary:
It is also known as the Royal Forest Park of Kandy is situated on the hillside behind the Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This forest extends about 257 acres and is considered to be a vital Bio-reserve for the much populated Kandy City. The Government stated it as a Forest capital and next in 1938, it was made a sanctuary. The Kandy Lake gets its water resources mainly from this forest's catchment areas. This precious forest area supplies the much-needed air purification activity to the Kandy city which is enslaved by several hills.
International Buddist Museum:
Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy has settled the international Buddhist Museum (IBM) to boast the extent of the Buddhism around the Asia and calm of the world. This is the only museum which demonstrates the expanding of Buddhism all around the world. By the 2600th year of the sambuddatva Jayanthi, the Buddha dhamma has developed its status from the simple philosophy of the lifestyle of mankind enunciated in early Buddhist thought to the highly developed ritualistic religious system. It is interesting to note the different systems followed in the practice of Buddhism, by the respective countries.
It is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha near Kandy Lake. It is around 1km steep climb to the rajapihilla Mawatha, and there is a place where visitors can see the Kandy city in a panoramic view. The Kandy Lake and Sri dalada maligawa are the most famous tourist locations around this place. There are restaurants and souvenir shops around. It is one of the famous places in Kany among the locals and foreigners and this offers a spectacular and breathtaking view of the city.
Raja an elephant was a tusker. He was in the Temple of the Tooth Relic Sri Lanka and served the temple to carry the Sacred Tooth Relic Casket. It served the temple for more than half century before he passed away. His body His dead skin and tusks are preserved and the Raja Museum is dedicated for him for his service as the great tusker for the Temple of the Tooth Relic.. Raja Museum is located behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic in a small building. It is visited by many pilgrims and tourists.
The National Museum of Kandy:
It is located next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The Palle Vahala was constructed during the Sri Vickrama Rajasingha era and was used as the quarters of the queens of King of Kandy. This building has been built according to the architectural features of Kandy period. The museum was opened to the public in 1942. The museum has over 5,000 artifacts on display consist of weapons, jewelry, and artifacts from the Kandian era and post British Colonial era.
It is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy. It is located on Daulagala road approximately 4 km away from Pilimatalawa junction and a few kilometers from the ancient Buddhist temple, Gadaladeniya Vihara. It is studied as the improved elegant architectural edifice created all along the Gampola era. The vihara buildings have been built on a natural rock called Panhalgala Rock.Among the buildings, the image house possesses characteristically outstanding architectural features, embellished with traditional Sinhalese sculptures.
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple :
This was once a swamp adjoining Beira lake which is a Landmark in the capital city. The swamp today has become a vibrant complex consisiting of the Gangaramaya temple, The Seema Malaka(An assembly hall for the monks). The temple has stood through the trials of time for over 120years. It was established by one of the most famous scholar monks, Venerable Hikkadue Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera, founder of the Vidyodaya Pirivena. Devundera Sri Jinaratana Nayake Thera, his chief pupil was appointed by him to administer the temple. He laid the foundation to convert the small temple to what it is today – an institution of international reckoning. He made Buddhist texts available to the masses, collected Buddhist artifacts. Now it also has different facilities for the devotees to worship in this place.
Mount Lavina Beach :
This is a very famous spot for tourism and nightlife. The name of the city was built up around the original residence of Sir Thomas Maitland, Governor General of Ceylon from 1805-1811. The local name for the town today is ‘Galkissa’, Kissa menaing rock in sinhalese. The story behind this name goes as a large treasure form a shipwreck being hidden among the rocks here. Mount lavina is a bustling city now, full of life and well known for the beach activities held there. The nightlife and amazing dining locations on the beach make it one of the most famous beaches in Colombo.
Viharamahadevi Park :
Is a public park situated in Colombo. It stands beside the National Museum of Sri Lanka.It’s the oldest and largest park of Colombo. Viharamahadevi Park faces the Town-Hall building.The building was erected suring the Colonial era. This park was named after Queen Viharamahadevi, mother of King Dutugamunu. It was built by and donated to the Colombo city during the Brittish rule over Sri Lanka.It was called ‘Victoria Park’ after Queen Victoria, during the british rule.The park is famous for its huge Buddha statue and series of water fountains.
The Galle Face :
This is an ocean-side urban park, sprawling across five hectares of land. It is half kilometre long along the coast, situated right at the heart of the financial business district of Colombo. It was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course. Later on it was also used for cricket, tennis,polo, rugby and football.Children love this place. It’s a great place for vendors, teenagers, lovers, Kite Flyers and all kinds of people.
Beira Lake :
This is a lake in the centre of Colombo city. It is surrounded by large businesses and occupies close to 165 hectares of land. During the colonistaion by the Portuguese. The lake was used to transport goods within the city.The lake still holds its Potuguese name till date.There are two distinct water bpdies in the lake. The smaller lake rimming Navam Mawatha and the Larger one rimming D.R.Wijewardena Mawatha. The Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka played a major role ion restoring Beira Lake into a tourist attraction spot.
Independence Memorial Hall:
A national monument of Sri Lanka which was constructed for the celebration of the Independence of the country from the British Rule , This is when the full govering responsibility was restored to the Ceylonese-elected Legislature on February 4, 1948. You can find this monument in the Independence square( previously known as Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens of Colombo.It also hosts the Independence Memorial Museum.At the head of the monument is the statue of Rt.Honorable Don Stephen Senanayake “ The Father of the Nation”, who is the country’s first prime minister.
St. Anthony’s Church Kochikade:
This church has deep history. Back in the times of the 18th century, Catholicism was still a persecuted religion in Sri Lanka and hence priests could not exercise their ministry in public. This chapel was constructed out of mud around that time and was later on enlarged. In the year 1822 the statue of St. Anthony was bought and was placed on the altar of the church.The statue is believed to posses miraculous powers and is now placed in a bullet proof glass case to ensure that its protected and safe.The church has a beautiful marble altar at its centre which was consecrated by the Archbishop of Colombo at that time.
Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam :
It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Colombo, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, and is a special attraction for Hindu travellers. It is a kovil hidden inside a bushy surrounding behind the Fort Railway Station. It was built during the Portuguese era, it was a family kovil. Although it is Sri Kailasanathar, Swami Devashthanam, many still identify it as the kovil at the Captain's Garden. The entrance to the road leading to the kovil is near the famous second-hand bookstores at D. R. Wijewerdene Mawatha. St. Anthony’s Church Kochikade: This church has deep history. Back in the times of the 18th century, Catholicism was still a persecuted religion in Sri Lanka and hence priests could not exercise their ministry in public. This chapel was constructed out of mud around that time and was later on enlarged. In the year 1822 the statue of St. Anthony was bought and was placed on the altar of the church.The statue is believed to posses miraculous powers and is now placed in a bullet proof glass case to ensure that its protected and safe.The church has a beautiful marble altar at its centre which was consecrated by the Archbishop of Colombo at that time.
It was the home of the acclaimed Sri Lankan designer Geoffrey Bawa as he went on to develop into Sri Lanka’s and one of Asia’s most creative and dominant architects. The great Geoffrey Bawa’s stunning home is now a alluring hotel known as Lunuganga. The legendary designer cascaded forty years into altering this abandoned rubber and cinnamon estate into an peaceful garden paradise. It is a tropical paradise of many moods, with lily ponds and glorious lake views. It has over 200 varieties of trees, and the guests are drawn to appreciate the gorgeous natural surroundings. That’s why it’s one of the famous hotels in Bentota.
Bentota Bay Beach:-
The Bentota Bay Beach and the Beruwala Bay are the popular twin beaches along the coast. The Bentota Beach, being encompassed within the Bentota National Holiday Resort features a fully-fledged support and serve infrastructure, is the most popular beach resort of Sri Lanka. With an array of luxury hotels, facilities for the overseas tourists, Bentota adds the excellent region for continued holidays by the beach. Bentota enriched with safe swimming conditions in the season connected with fun water sports and appealing excursions that set up an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka, is an attraction for families.
At the Bentota River tour visitors can see very beautiful birds and plants in the mangroves. There are no crocodiles in the Bentota River. There is also a Bentota River Safari. Club Bentota offers a journey into Sri Lankan nature with a river boat cruise which takes you on the Bentota River and under the Bentota Bridge. Visitors are taken through mangroves which surrounded by beautiful scenery. Experts are available to enlighten the visitors with fascinating information about animals and the flourishing scenery of Sri Lanka.
Water sport centre:-
The water sport centre lies straight on the Bentota River, in Aluthgama, 60 km external of International Airport and is lies Beruwela and Bentota.Sunshine Water sport Center is well stocked with the latest water sports equipment with special emphasis on visitors comfort and safety.The centre affords these movements Windsurfing, Surfing, Waterskiing, body boarding, jet-ski, Deep Sea Fishing, River Fishing, Snorkeling, diving. Boats are on hand to take the visitors to adventure cruises up river to see the diversity of the nature, birds, and crocodiles.