Situated in the heart of Sri Lanka is the sacred city of Kandy. Popularly known as Senkadagalapura, this city is marked for being the last capital of Sinhala kingdom, which defended its boundaries for almost three centuries against the Portuguese and Dutch invaders. Today it is the cultural capital of the country. Millions of Buddhist devotees flock to this town to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, where the sacred tooth of Buddha has been placed. For its immense historic and cultural significance, Kandy has also made to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
At an elevation of 500 meters above the sea level, the city is enveloped within several mountain ranges and a thick forest cover. And the centerpiece lake just adds on to its charm. The skies are mostly covered with mist, hiding the mountains behind it. But once it rains, which it does frequently, the clear blue skies and the colorful urban settlements come to light.