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Kandy District

The capital city of central province known as the Kandy district is vastly spread over an area 80º-38” to 80º-63” of East Longitude & of North Latitude of 7 º-17”. It stands at 2861 sq ft in extent & 1659 mm of annual rain, with an average temperature of 24.5Cº, providing good climatic conditions creating a well-nourished and fertilized area.
Kandy is also distinguished as the centre point of Sri Lanka mainly due owning to it being heralded with history of pride and integrity, and as the sacred place of worship ...

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The capital city of central province known as the Kandy district is vastly spread over an area 80º-38” to 80º-63” of East Longitude & of North Latitude of 7 º-17”. It stands at 2861 sq ft in extent & 1659 mm of annual rain, with an average temperature of 24.5Cº, providing good climatic conditions creating a well-nourished and fertilized area.
Kandy is also distinguished as the centre point of Sri Lanka mainly due owning to it being heralded with history of pride and integrity, and as the sacred place of worship of the tooth relic that lies there. Thus it is considered a place of great historical heritage encompassing social, economic and traditional values.


Known as Senkadagala, the Kandy town which was the centre point of the last kingdom has an extremely lengthy history of its own.
According to history, after King Wickramabahu, the 3rd Senasammatha Wickrmabahu after leaving Gampola made Sapugaskanda his main city as he believed its geographical location will provide safety. Later his son Jayaweera Asthana became the king in 1511 and ruled upto 1551. Karaliyadda Bandara became the king thereafter.  Later King Seethawaka Rajasinghe invaded the Kandy kingdom and continued in his reign in Seethawaka.  Don Phillip, also known as Yamasinghe Bandara rescued the up country from the Kingdom of Seethawaka.  Don Juwan known as Konappu Bandara son of Weerasundara Mudalige chased away the Portuguese at Danturai winning the battle over Yamasinghe Bandara and took over the kingship as Wimaladharmasuriya the 1st.


The tooth relic that certifies Kandy’s traditional historical value was brought to Kandy from Kuruwita Delgamuwa and a Dalada palace at the Senkadagala kingdom was made by this king who died in 1604.  From there onwards up until the British took over, the country was ruled by 7 kings and the Senkadagala City was known as Kandy during later years.
The main centre point of administration of the Kandy District is  located in Pallekela, and there are 20 divisional secretariat that consists in making an entire District together with many attractions, with renowned locals and expatriates.
The most sacred place of Sinhala Buddhists is the Sri Dalada Maligawa of which the Perehera is highly celebrated. Also the Sathara Maha Devalaya, the ancient museum of the Dalada Maligawa are important. The Kandy kingdom has numerous location such as the Peradeniya botanical gardens, the world’s tallest Buddha statue of walking position, University of Peradeniya - the centre point of intelligence, Lulkadura tea estates that introduced tea as a commercial crop, Nuckles forest reserve, beautiful water falls, historical Viharayas such as Ambekka, Lankatillake & Gadaladeniya also wood carvings and many other excellent attractions within the district of Kandy together with its comforting climatic zone make it an ideal venue for both local and expatriate travellers.

 

 


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