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Kandy View Point, Kandy Overview

Visiting Sri Lanka's second largest city, Kandy and not exploring Kandy viewpoint will be a major miss. Located 1.7 KM from the main Kandy city, Kandy view point is regarded as the highest point in the city from where one can appreciate Kandy lake as if just below their feet and also the Dalada Maligawa Temple.

Any photography enthusiast or a nature lover would not miss a chance to get a view of Kandy during the sunset. Sunrise is even more mystical as one gets to see the sun rays bounce off of Kandy lake in a beautiful array. As the day rolls on, one can get a few snacks sheds and shopping corners. Visiting Kandy Viewpoint is not just about its picturesque beauty but also provides a quick simple adventure - a short hike through the steep slopes on the way to Kandy viewpoint to admire the magnificent panoramic view of the surroundings with an occasional misty breeze.

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Nature at Kandy View Point

As per the tropical and warm climate of Sri Lanka, Kandy viewpoint is favourable to visit at any point of the year. To avoid the scorching heat, the best time to come at Kandy point is in the early morning while opting for a walk around nature or during dusk to witness the setting sun. The entire region is covered with trees like Nuga, Palm, Sal, Mara and few fruit trees, too. Many birds are also noticed here including Indian Cormorant, white egret crane, wood storks, pelicans and few others.

Tips for Visiting Kandy View Point

  • One can carry cameras with them to capture moments of the panoramic view of the city.
  • For climbing the slightly sleep slopes on the way towards Kandy view point, one must wear comfortable shoes or boots.
  • While exploring the spirit of nature, one must be aware of pick-pocketers in this region. Keep the belongings safe and secure.

How To Reach Kandy View Point

One can arrive at Kandy viewpoint using readily available public transports are local buses, three-wheelers (also known as Tuk-Tuks in the locale), rent scooter or hire a cab, as well. Tuk-tuks or any hired transport will take you to the top of the viewpoint.

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