Kandy - the second largest city of Sri Lanka, lies in the country’s Central Province. The word Kandy was given to the city by the Britishers when they ruled the place. The Sinhalese (largest inhabitants of Sri Lanka), call the city Maha Nuwar which means “Great City” in Sinhalese (The language spoken by Sinhalas). The city has had several names before like Katubulu Nuwara, Senkadagala, Senkadagalapura and Candea. The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Royal Palace of Kandy, Horton Plains National Park, Kandy Lake, International Buddhist Museum and Udawattekele Sanctuary are some of the beautiful places Kandy offers to its visitors. Local Handicrafts, Authentic Souvenirs, Handloom Products, Batik materials are the best things to shop from here.
Flying to Kandy: Colombo International Airport or Bandaranaike International Airport (101.8 km away) is the nearest airport to Kandy. It offers domestic flights to Batticaloa, Bentota, Dickwella, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliyaand Sigiriya and international flights to Abu-Dhabi, Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow,Singapore and Tokyo.
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