Wander through the Streets
Street tour of kandy
Walking through the streets of Kandy is a fulfilling experience in itself as you get to get up close to numerous colonial buildings that boast ancient architectural styles and also get to witness day to day local life.
What’s exciting about this?
Quite frankly, exploring a new city (no matter which one!) is a rather fun activity to do. However, the city of Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains within it several places with historical and religious significance, a visit you are quite unlikely to forget. Picture yourself walking through the vibrant streets of the city, tasting mouth-watering and authentic Kandyan cuisine, shopping souvenirs and gathering new knowledge on history as you go.
Although you may not be able to fit all of Kandy’s attractions into your street tour, you must try your best to visit at least the few within the city centre such as The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the Kandy Lake, and the Central Market. However, each of these spots is best enjoyed at your own pace, so leaving out a few is completely alright until you’re familiar with the city, or if you are looking to dedicate more time to these.
Who can enjoy this?
Exploring the streets of lively Kandy can be explored by any and everyone! Whether you’re a solo traveller or with family, the thriving corners of the hill capital are much too good to miss out on. Each part of Kandy is contrastingly different from the other, almost as if the city is stuck in the past in certain areas. You have the choice of either touring the city on your own or opting or a guided tour with an organized itinerary.
Why add this to your itinerary?
Touring the cultural city of Kandy brings about several surprises and discoveries along the way. Plenty of visitors fall in love with the city in just a few hours, as it is vastly different from the coastal towns of Sri Lanka. The best part about this activity is that it is completely free of charge and how you go about discovering the city entirely up to you!
Tips before you go
Strolling through the picturesque city of Kandy is a rather thrilling thing to do. Here are some tips to ensure your experience is a smooth one:
- The best time for exploring is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it is less warm.
- Carry a bottle of water with you
- Learning a few basic terms in Sinhala will take you a long way.
- Having a secure internet connection is ideal, especially if you find yourself lost.
- The locals in Kandy are extremely friendly, so don’t hesitate to approach them should you need any help.
- Do try your best to avoid street food