KINGS RIDGE KANDY
Once the last stand of ancient Sri Lankan kings, where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha still commands worship, is the city of Kandy. Nestled within the city's heart, lies Kings Ridge, surrounded by the cool mountain breeze, offering a refreshing welcome. Located aloft a hillside terrain overlooking the Kandy Lake and the Udawattekele forest, the property emanates an indigenous charm. With all its unique attributes, King's Ridge Kandy is guaranteed to provide a distinctive and memorable stay to every guest.
A stay at King's Ridge allows you to experience the splendor of Kandy, where past and present reside together in harmony. The city retains many of its historical architecture to this day as evidenced by the most recognized site in the city, the 'Dalada Maligawa' or the Temple of the Tooth, a symbol of reverence to many. Each July and August, the city plays host to the pageantry of the 'Esala Perahera', a celebratory procession filled with Kandyan dancers, fire dancers, drummers, and elephants adorned in elaborate garments. You can escape to the past, to witness tradition and history at the ancient Gadaladeniya Temple, Lankathilaka Temple and the Embekka Viharaya, which are historical structures that date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. To the north of Kandy, the Dambulla Cave Temple and the fabled rock fortress Sigiriya are yours to explore.
The city keeps alive the dance traditions of the past at the Kandyan Cultural Dance Centre while the luxuries of the present are found in the second-largest city in Sri Lanka. A city tour will bring you into contact with traders of traditional batiks, ornate jewellery, beautiful gemstones, a variety of tea, and tropical fruits. A visit to the Kandy City Centre welcomes you to an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in one expansive space that heralds the new-age Kandy.
Walk in the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and you will witness over 4,000 species of awe-inspiring flora, which includes an impressive collection of orchids. Similarly, at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, you will come into contact with the largest captive herd of Asian elephants, where you will delight in the playful antics of these pachyderms that will undoubtedly touch your heart.Read More