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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.
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
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
“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
Natural Feature
“Lot of options are on offer at Lake Gregory : Jogging, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Boat Riding or just sit down on a bench and relax!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Landmark
“Embekka Devalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era in Sri Lanka. The devalaya is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as Kataragama deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Striking panoramas draw visitors to this overlook & cafe near historic tea–producing farms. Dambethenna Estate, Haputhale, Lipton Seat Rd”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is the place where you can see entire Kandy city. It's on the hill but it's accessible by tuk”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“The pub is in an excellent location and is a great bar! Really enjoyed you will enjoie night out there!”
  • 2 locals recommend
General Travel
“Adisham Hall, or Adisham Bungalow is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. At present, it houses the Adisham monastery of Saint Benedict. It has a relic of St. Sylvester at the chapel.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Kandyan Art Association was formed in 1882 with the mission of uplifting traditional crafts of the Kandyan districts. Veteran craftsmen and women demonstrate the age old skills and techniques passed from generation to generation, that go into creating these masterworks. For the visitor hoping to experience the rich tapestry of Sri Lankan dance traditions, the daily cultural show at the Kandyan cultural center is a feast of color and spectacle. With a rich history of over a hundred and twenty years, and a continuing dedication to promoting the traditional crafts of a bygone age, the KAA remains a valuable stop over for any traveler visiting Kandy.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“We offer various different hikes and walks in and around Knuckles Range. Village walks, tea-plantations, waterfalls and beautiful views all belong to the possibilities at The Pepper Cottage!”
  • 4 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
Lake
“has a tea facory that can be visited. there is a swimming pool. nature walks etc”
  • 4 locals recommend
Factory
“Visitors can have a idea about how tea is making from step A to Z. It will be a nice experience to visitors. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lake
“The cool air is lovely on the water and the sights are unbeatable. There is a calm park next to it with walkways and benches to rest on. There are horses roaming which are offered for rides”
  • 4 locals recommend