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20 Attractions to Explore Near Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake
Kandy LakeKandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy Lake is an artificial lake built-in 1807. It is one of the most popular places in Kandy city, the perfect place to spend quiet time. You can do many activities such as walking under the trees and watching birds, you can also rent a boat and take a tour of the lake.

Nearby Attractions

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic0.28 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Temple of Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple, in Kandy city in the royal complex. This temple is considered as one of the most important temples for Buddhist because it has a sacred room which houses Buddha's tooth.

Old Royal Palace Kandy
Old Royal Palace Kandy0.41 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Royal Palace Of Kandy was built in 1357, it was the main residence for the Sri Lankan kings. You will get the opportunity to take a tour and enjoy the sections of the palace and its installations, including the palace rooms and temples.

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ceylon Tea Museum2.71 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Ceylon Tea Museum located in the south of Kandy. It has a library, exhibits that showcases very old equipments, also a tea café. The place has been converted from an old abandoned factory to a museum by the Sri Lankan Tea Council and the Sri Lankan Farmers Association.

Hanthana Mountain Sri Lanka
Hanthana Mountain Sri Lanka4.19 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Hanthana Mountain Range is in the south-west of Kandy city, it is an ideal place for hikers andcampers. There are seven peaks and each peak will offer a magnificent view of Kandy city.

Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya
Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya5.62 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Royal Botanical Gardens attracts around 2 million visitors annually. The garden includes 4000 different types of plants and trees, and It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden is located on the western side of Kandy, near the Mahaweli River.

Sembuwatta Lake
Sembuwatta Lake17.42 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Sembuwatta Lake is a large man-made lake created of natural spring water. The lake is surrounded by beautiful trees, there is also a natural swimming pool next to the lake.

Knuckles Mountain Range
Knuckles Mountain Range19.90 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Knuckles Mountain Range lies 39 km north of Kandy. This place has nature and wildlife. You can see groups of rare birds and wild animals, it is the ideal place for hiking and camping due to the climate and the nature that dominates the place.

Bambarakiri Ella
Bambarakiri Ella23.54 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Bambarakiri Ella waterfalls lies in the Knuckles Mountain Range. The area is home to different varieties of birds and butterflies. There is a suspension bridge stretching over the falls from where you can enjoy panoramic views.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage28.14 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 for wild Asian elephants, in Pinnawala town, 13 km north of Kegalle in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. It has the largest gathering of captive elephants globally and has 96 elephants, including 43 males and 68 females from 3 generations.

Pitawala Pathana
Pitawala Pathana31.30 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Pitawala Pathana also known as “Mini World’s end” it is a magnificent grassland located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, Matale district. Pitawala Pathana offers lovely views of green landscapes and valleys which made it famous for camping and hiking. An easy nature trail of about 0.75 km takes the visitor to Mini World's End, a deep escarpment situated at Pitawala Pathana. It resembles a small version of the famous World's End in Horton Plains.

Lake Gregory
Lake Gregory40.12 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Gregory Lake is a reservoir located in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The lake was constructed in 1873, in the era of the British and was named after Sir William Gregory. You can rent a bicycle or a boat and explore the lake, there are also a few restaurants around the lake.

Dunhinda Falls
Dunhinda Falls55.59 KMs away from Kandy Lake

The waterfall is located about 5 km from Badulla in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. It is 64 meters high. The waterfall is formed in the Badulu Oya Revier.

Sri Pada / Adam's Peak
Sri Pada / Adam's Peak55.81 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Adam's Peak is located 2,243 meters above sea leavel in the south of central Sri Lanka. It is known for as Sri Pada, a sacred footprint, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Hanuman or Shiva, and in some Islamic and Christian traditions that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.

Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park57.37 KMs away from Kandy Lake

It is a national park located 2,100–2,300 meters above sea leavel, in the central highlands in Sri Lanka and designated in 1988. It has a richly diverse ecosystem and many species spotted here are endemic to the region.

Wasgamuwa National Park
Wasgamuwa National Park59.86 KMs away from Kandy Lake

It is a natural park in Sri Lanka located 225 km away from Colombo in Matale and Polonnaruwa. It is also one of the protected areas where you can see Sri Lankan Elephants in large crowds. It is also one of the important birds areas in the country.

Nine Arch Bridge
Nine Arch Bridge65.26 KMs away from Kandy Lake

It is also called the bridge in the sky, a viaduct bridge near the small town of Ella. It is one of the examples of colonial-era railway structures in the country. The bridge's construction is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.

Little Adam's Peak
Little Adam's Peak66.65 KMs away from Kandy Lake

It is located in Ella and has its name from the Holy Mountain "Adam's Peak" because of the similarity in the shape. To go there, you need to travel to Ella, a gorgeous small town and hike through gorgeous tea plantations.

Ella Rock
Ella Rock66.69 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Around 8km from Ella town and 50 minutes walking, you will reach this rock, 1,041 meters above the sea. It is a great destination for hiking and discovering beautiful scenaries in the way.

Rawana Falls
Rawana Falls67.66 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Ravana Falls is famous waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is one of the widest falls in the country and the waterfall is about 25 m in height. It falls from part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, located 6 km away from the local railway station at Ella. According to the Indian epic, the Ramayana, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and hid her in the caves behind this waterfall.

Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens68.19 KMs away from Kandy Lake

Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens situated on the Puwakpitiya-Thummodara main road, at Illukowita. The garden has an area of 106-acre and its home to a vast collection of endemic plants. The place has a summit that offers a nice view of the garden.