Wednesday, February 22, 2017

kandy, sri lanka - part two:

Kandy Lake

We really loved Kandy.  It had long been a city that intrigued me, with my grandparents originally planning on marrying there (my grandfather was working in the region, and my grandmother was to meet him in Kandy for their wedding), however due to my grandfather having to extend his stay in Bombay (Mumbai today) due to his work, they married there instead. I could see why they wanted to marry there - it's a beautiful area with a real air of romance.

Our second day in the city was jam-packed and included visiting the Botanical Gardens at Preradeniya, the Temple of the Tooth, the central market, a bit of antique perusing/shopping, circumnavigating the lake and lots of eating. We didn't intend for it to be a busy day, just wanting to roll with it, as it it very much depended on how our little guy was handling it. But he was loving every minute and slept like a dream when it came to nap time (I carried him a Solly wrap).

A particular favourite part of Kandy for me, were the flower sellers outside of the Temple of the Tooth. The aroma and stunning blooms were really beautiful and added nicely to the ambience of the area - so that explains why there are quite a few snaps!

That's all from Kandy, a short but very sweet stay.

Next: aboard one of the world's most beautiful trains trips.

the Temple of the Tooth

gardens surrounding the temple

I was so drawn to flower markets outside of the temple

Kandy central market

walking around Kandy Lake at dusk


  1. I stayed on the hill to the south of the lake on my first trip to Kandy back in 2012. On my second trip, I decided to stay a little further from the city center -- roughly halfway between Kandy and the Botanical Gardens. Your photos brought back some really nice memories.


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