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Kandy & Hill-Country

Kandy and Hill-country

kandy and hill countryStrategically nestled amidst three mountain ranges, Kandy was initially built in this location as a natural fortress against an attack. Kandy was not an easy target for the foreign invaders who could easily gain control of coastal areas without too much loss to their forces.

Kandy’s main architectural monuments date mainly from the 19th Century when King Vikrama Rajasinha, the last King of Kandy, constructed new buildings. At the time of surrender  to the British in 1815, King Rajasinha was captured, imprisoned and finally deported to India where he died in 1832. The most visited places of cultural, religious and natural interest in Kandy are the Sri Dalada Maligawa and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.









Excursions - Kandy and Hill Country

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