This post is in continuation of my last blog post about my Sri Lanka journey. You can read it here. We had landed at Bandaranaike International Airport early morning and travelled directly to Kandy. Kandy has been declared as the World Heritage site by Unesco. Enroute we had also visited Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant orphanage
It is a care center for orphaned wild elephants located in Pinnawala village. It has largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The elephants are taken care of & nurtured. There are shows like – feeding time, bathing time for elephants where you can get close to them. The baby elephants being bottle fed with milk is a heartwarming sight.
In general the elephants looks healthy but few of them were restrained with chains. Seeing chained animals is always painful. 🙁
After this we proceeded to the hotel in Kandy for check-in. Our next stop for the day was Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
It is a Buddhist temple where the relic of Buddha is placed. It has a serene environment. The shoes are to be removed outside and visitors must be dressed appropriately as it is place of worship. The intricate designs in the temple are bewildering. We also got to attend the evening prayer session. The temple was crowded but worth the visit.
Dance performance at Kandy Lake Club
The dance performance consist of the 12 dance forms practised in Sri Lanka. The dancers are well-trained. We had to reach early to grab the seats. Each dance form tells a folklore which keeps you mesmerized.
Also the show ends with a fire performance by the dancers. It is the highlight of the show.
After a long day and stroll along the Kandy Lake we went back to the hotel to retire for the night. I will be continuing further with my travel experience in the next post,so stay tuned for more!
Have you visited Kandy and did you visit the Tooth Relic Temple or the dance performance.I would love to hear what you liked about the city. 🙂