With Kandy Lake on your right, follow the path with your host to the Royal Palace Complex and Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
A journey through Sri Lankan history, religion and an essential part of any trip to Kandy, enter the temple itself at Mahawahalkada steps. The moat-encircled temple itself was constructed in 1595, is typically Kandyan in its architecture with Buddhist influences. Important for not only religious reasons, but also politically significant, the location of the tooth once determined that of the country’s governance. Explore this elaborate, incense bathed temple and witness local Buddhists coming to make puja (offerings and prayers), learn more about Kandy, its festivals and the Royal Palace from its days as Sri Lanka’s last kingdom.
Dalada Maligawa, also known as, the Temple of the Tooth, is one of the landmark sites in the city of Kandy. It is located in the heart of Kandy town surrounded by the lake.
It is a must visit site for all tourists and Sri Lankans. Visitors can catch a glimpse of Buddhist customs. Can pay your honor to the tooth relic at one of the Buddhist rituals held at the premises. It is a cultural heritage site and well recognized place in all over the world.
- Enter the Royal Palace complex and discover the sacred Temple of the Tooth.
- Visit one of the flower vendors for your own offering.
- Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site mainly because of this impressive temple.
Includes: Host, entrance fees, sarongs, socks, water.
Times: 9am, 12:30pm or 4pm, (1.5 hours).
Season: All year