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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
“Houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.”
  • 28 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
“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
Dance Studio
“ THE KANDY LAKE IS A MAGNIFICENT LEGACY THAT SPEAKS OF A BYGONE ERA AND TRANSFORMS THE HILL CAPITAL INTO A PLACE OF BEAUTY ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It's the most central mall style shopping area, with more local markets surrounding it!”
  • 9 locals recommend
City
“This museum once housed Kandyan royal concubines & now features royal regalia and reminders of pre-European Sinhalese life. There are some interesting objects housed here & it an interesting museum.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delivers pizza to the door step! Good option for a cheat day or for some comfort food. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Located 20 mins away from Casa de Cristal, Slightly Chilled Lounge offer happy hour on beer between 5pm and 6pm, free WiFi, live premiership and other live sporting events on a large screen, pool table, great food and friendly service (from 11am to 11pm). Please note that they are closed on Poya days (full moon) and please call +94 81 2 238267 for any other public holidays or election days. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane, three kilometres from Kandy city is served by a motorable road that circles the museum, provides easy access and adequate parking facilities 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 with facilities for audio visual presentations. The third floor is allocated to tea sales outlets, where a selection of Sri Lanka's fine tea is available. The entire top floor is a tea cafe. A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya, Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor. The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are landscaped with different varieties of teas. Kandy is a mandatory stop virtually on every tourist's itinerary and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane enhances the attraction 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.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Located 10mins away (1.9km) from Casa de Cristal, Dinemore is a well known food chain in Sri Lanka and it serves from fast food to main meals at reasonable prices. It also has soft drinks and fresh-fruit drinks. You can make payments here using your debit or credit card (but please ask the staff first)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“All sorts of drinks are available. Good food and profession staff. the out side balcony gives a good vies of the street.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“It is the big statue of Lord Buddha you see from the Kandy town. You can see the whole Kandy town from there. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best place in Kandy for a drink, the Royal has benefited from a stunning, sympathetic recent renovation. With a couple of atmospheric bars, a lovely central courtyard and a wonderful upper balcony-terrace”
  • 5 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
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
Fast Food Restaurant
Food Court
“Budget and Clean Food .. Guaranteed . Favourite local cuisine and many more. Best reviewed from tourists.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
“In case you run out of options to buy food you can always order at Pizzahut. You can dine-in as well as get the food delivered to your doorstep. To order call 011 2 729729 or visit www.pizzahut.lk”
  • 1 local recommends

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