Hill Country

Sites and Attractions

The Gadaladeniya temple

The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. According to historical reports this temple was built in 1344, under the patronage of…

  • Kandy
The Gadaladeniya temple

Piduruthalagala Mountain

Its summit is home to the central communications array of the Government of Sri Lanka and armed forces, and serves as an important point in…

  • Nuwara Eliya
Piduruthalagala Mountain

The Lankathilaka Temple

The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. According to historical reports this temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV, who reigned…

  • Kandy
The Lankathilaka Temple

The Temple of the Tooth

The Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was…

  • Kandy
The Temple of the Tooth

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Udawatta Kele was designated as a forest reserve in 1856, and it became a sanctuary in 1938. The Sri Lanka Forest Department has two offices in…

  • Kandy
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

The Victoria Park

The park is 27 acres in extent and about 90% of the tree species available are those of foreign plants. Nanu Oya which flows through…

  • Nuwara Eliya
The Victoria Park

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palms trees. Attached…

  • Kandy
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Nuwara Eliya Racecourse

In addition to experiencing the thrill of racing, there will also be other interesting diversions at the race course – Fashion shows and a show…

  • Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya Racecourse

Hanthana Mountain Range

Hanthana is spread on the outskirts of Kandy from which many glorious rivulets and streams flow. One such stream flows past the village of Udaperadeniya…

  • Kandy
Hanthana Mountain Range

Hakgala Botanical Garden

The Hakgala Botanical Garden was first used as a cinchona plantation and then was adapted to an experimental garden for the acclimatization of plants from…

  • Nuwara Eliya
Hakgala Botanical Garden

Kandy Esala Perahera

At this time of the year, hotel occupancy in Kandy is completely saturated and to accommodate guests and visitors to Kandy even private homeowners are…

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Kandy Esala Perahera

Kandy Lake

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.…

  • Kandy
Kandy Lake

Lake Gregory

The lake was originally a swampy bog at the foot of the small hills that border the town. In 1873 Sir William Gregory authorised the damming of…

  • Nuwara Eliya
Lake Gregory