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The Most popular times are August during Esela Perehara and in April with plenty of festivities in Nuwara Eliya
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Kandy was the last Sinhalese kingdom before it fell to the British and being centrally located it is the gateway to the Hill country and the Cultural triangle in most itineraries. The most popular excursion on the way to Kandy is the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage with close to 100 elephants of all ages being looked after and cared for. The baby elephants are bottle fed at meal times and the elephants are taken for a bath in the nearby river and the tourist can join in either feeding a baby elephant or helping a mahout to bathe a elephant.

The Temple of the sacred tooth is the holiest place for all Buddhist where the Buddha tooth relic is enshrined. It is well worth a visit for its religious, cultural, historical and architectural value. There are four important Devales nearby which also can be covered when visiting the temple. There are few places which conduct traditional Kandyan dancing shows in the evenings and are very popular among tourists.

Visit the Tea Museum for a detailed tour of the tea making process and learn the rich history of Ceylon Tea. A hike to the Knuckles range among thick forests and tea plantations along stunning rivers and waterfalls with a variety of flora and fauna along with is a variety of birds is an absorbing experience. For a more relaxing stroll visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens,

The highly rated Victoria Golf club which is 19 km from Kandy city is one of the best Golf courses in the region. Amateur Golf tournaments are held regularly with the Sri Lankan classic, … being the most popular among both local and foreign golfers.

The Wasgamuwa National Park is home to 23 species of animals and 140 species of birds. It is one of the few places in Sri Lanka where you find the elusive Sri Lankan Sloth bear. Elephants, deer and wild boar roam freely while there are number of rare species of birds like the Sri Lanka Frogmouth and Red faced Malkoha.

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