Kandy

The former capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is famed for sheltering a tooth of the Buddha — the country’s most holy Buddhist relic — along with botanical gardens, temples and an artificial lake.

Ranjan drove us up the hill to our hotel: Amaya Hills Kandy. We had lovely suites overlooking the scenery below. It was our last evening so we celebrated our very enjoyable, but far too brief stay. Dinner was a buffet service and our least favourite meal of the trip mainly because it catered for large groups. We were up at 7am for our trip to the airport where we said a sad farewell to Ranjan. He had tear sin eyes when we tipped him – things are very tough for Sri Lankans at this time.

We WILL be back – we had to cut our trip short by 9 days and we would really like to explore the North and the eastern side and central part of the island as we only scratched the surface in the west and south and there is still so much more to see, especially from a cultural perspective.

The standout for us was the gentleness of the people. There is no harassment and no pressure – Sri Lankans are wonderful nation of people.

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