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Top 11 attractions you must visit in Central Province

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About Central Province

The central province is the 6th largest province of the nine provinces, with an area of 5,674 km². The province is home to 2,558,716 people, and it famous for the Ceylon tea. Kandy is the capital and the largest city of the central province.

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Attractions in Central Province

Bambarakiri Ella
Bambarakiri EllaB274, Matale Laggala Road, 21406, Sri Lanka

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.

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ceylon Tea MuseumHantana Rd, Sri Lanka

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 LankaUpper Hanthana Rd, Sri Lanka
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

Kandy Lake
Kandy LakeKandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Boating Spots
Urban Walks

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.

Knuckles Mountain Range
Knuckles Mountain RangeThangappuwa Rd, Kandy 20922, Sri Lanka
6-10 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

Lake Gregory
Lake GregoryLake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Boating Spots
Short Hikes

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.

Old Royal Palace Kandy
Old Royal Palace Kandy15 Raja Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

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.

Pitawala Pathana
Pitawala PathanaMatale, Sri Lanka

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.

Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya
Royal Botanic Gardens PeradeniyaPeradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Botanical Gardens

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 LakeSembuwatta Lake, Sri Lanka
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Boating Spots

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.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Temple of the Sacred Tooth RelicSri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Buddhist Temples

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.

Map of attractions in Central Province