Kandy, the island’s hill capital is quite different to its other parts. And so world-class experiences are abundant here! Here’s one: History of Kandy by Photograph.
The living room of your host serves as the setting for this experience. He starts showing you some of his earliest work and progresses from there. The calm you can feel in his home is soothing. There are rare images of Sri Lanka here, dating from 1985 until now, involving topics like the environment, local culture, as well as the island’s decades-long civil war. He photographs in both color and black & white. Landscape, observational and portrait styles form the bulk of his photographic work. He describes the most important ones passionately. Slowly you see the photographs’ subjects through a different lens.
Once you’re done here, walk around Kandy for a bit maybe. There are plenty of spots to grab a meal. Or maybe you can head to the hotel for a bit before your next hill capital experience.
Rested and ready, set off on the City Walk in Kandy towards late-afternoon, with your host.
Once the sun recedes a little, Kandy, or Maha Nuwara (Great City) as it is popularly known, becomes a paradise to explore on foot. As you stroll past Kandy Lake, off in the distance you’ll see the Temple of the Tooth. Further up is the British Garrison Cemetery, a place where stories of colonial residents are close at hand. The many kovils, mosques, temples and churches found across the city speak a tale of harmony, even with past strains. A quick break at the Empire Café will help you rest a little, before jumping into the busier streets. Here, street vendors and historic monuments lie side-by-side. Finish up at Kandy’s main market, a haven for local fruits and vegetables.
A quick stroll takes you back to the hotel, after an entire day’s worth of the distinct flavour Kandy offers.
Includes : A host, sarongs, socks and refreshments.
Times : Starts at 1000 hours & ends at 1700 hours.
Children : 1st Experience – Small children may not follow.
: 2nd Experience – 6+ years.
To wear/bring : Light, cool clothing & Conservative dress/flip flops.