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  Kandy City
In between the death of Wimaladhramasuriya I in 1604 and the capture of the last King of Kandy by the British in 1815 seven successive kings ruled the Kandyan kingdom from its base at Senkadagala or its suburbs such as Meda Maha Nuwara, Kundasale and Hanguranketa.
The beautiful Octagon at the Dalada Maligawa and the picturesque Kandy Lake were constructed during the time of the last King Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe who was exiled to South India by the British.
The history of Kandy and it's townscape witnesses rapid and drastic change from the beginning of British rule particularly after the 1818 rebellion.
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Kandy is first mentioned in the fourteenth century, when the Dalada Milagawa, or Temple of the Tooth, was built to contain that famous relic of Buddha brought to Ceylon for safety about 311.
Kandy was the last stronghold of the old dynasty, and kings continued to rule there up to the beginning of the nineteenth century, when the last king, Vikrama Raja Sinha, was taken prisoner by the British (1815) and sent to Vellore.
Besides being the seat of the diocese and the residence of the governor-agent, Kandy is also the residence of the Apostolic delegate to the East Indies, Monsignor Zaleski, Archbishop of Thebes.
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  Kandy - LoveToKnow 1911
It lies round the margin of an artificial lake constructed by the last king of Kandy in 1806, and is beautifully surrounded by hills.
The most striking objects are the temples (of which twelve are Buddhist and four Brahman), the tombs of the Kandian kings, and the various buildings of the royal residence, partly allowed to fall into disrepair, partly utilized by the government.
Kandy was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in 1763; but in both instances the native kings succeeded in shaking off the foreign yoke.
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 Kandy Summary
Kandy is chiefly famous among Buddhists for the Dalada Malagawa, the Temple of the Tooth, which enshrines as a relic a purported tooth of the Buddha.
Kandy (මහ නුවර in Sinhala கண்டி in Tamil) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka.
The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth.
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 The Majesty and Splendour of Kandy - Welcome to Sri Lanka by Ari Withanage
Kandy - The Hill Capital of Sri Lanka nestling among the misty hills in the central region of this paradise island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Your progress through the winding streets of Kandy could often be obstructed by a tame elephant, carrying its load of palm leaves for the daily lunch, or an elephant stopping at the wayside tea kiosk for a lunch of bananas.
Kandy, a historic city, 126 km east of Colombo is the centre of culture and art and was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, which fell under British rule in 1815.
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 Kandy- the hill Capital Of Sri Lanka
Kandy Perahera, the pageant of the temple of tooth where Buddha's tooth is kept is held either in July or August each year to parade the golden caskets is a must see itenary if one is visiting Sri Lanka during these months.
Kandy is a good transit point to the cultural triangle to the north or hill country to the south.
Kandy is served by bus from almost all parts of the county with many intercity busses.
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 Kandy: The hill capital of Sri Lanka
Nestling amidst low hills, and looped by the Mahaweli river, Sri Lanka's largest, Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music and dance and song which flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings.
Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs of wood, copper, silver, brass and bronze.
While in Kandy, an outing to a tea factory as well as a tea plantation should also be made to witness first hand, the process that leads to the creation of the famous 'Ceylon Tea'.
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 Kandy travel guide
The city of Kandy lies at an altitude of 488.6 meters (1629 feet) above sea level in the center of the island and surrounded by the ranges of mountains.
The kings of Kandy ensured the safety and sovereignty of the hill capitol and it’s great culture until the British finally captured the city in 1815.
Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka lies 2hrs30 mins north east of the capital Colombo.
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 Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka - Kandy
The city of Kandy lies at an altitude of 488.6 meters (1629 feet) above sea level in the center of the island and surrounded by the ranges of mountains.
Due to it’s geographical location Kandy was not an easy target for the foreign invaders who could gain the control of coastal area of the island.
The kings of Kandy ensured the safety and sovereignty of the hill capitol and it’s great culture until the British finally captured the city in 1815.
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 Sports Events in Kandy
Kandy being an International Cricket Venue attracts the foreigners not only towards the game but also to explore the beauty it's surrounded with.
Kandy, hill capital, picturesquely surrounded by mountain chains, lakes and rivers.
The Lankatilleke, Gadaladeniya, Degaldoruwa, Medawela and Embekke temples in Kandy's suburbs are adorned with typical highland architecture, sculpture, painting and woodcarving.
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 Kandy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Near the lake is the Temple of the Tooth, said to house one of Buddha's teeth.
Kandy is noted for such local handicrafts as reed and lacquer work and silver and brassware.
The "Esala Perahera" is an annual procession in the honour of Buddha's Sacred Relic which was brought from India to Kandy, the last royal capital of the Sri Lanka.
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 Kandy Sri Lanka
Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital is probably the most beautiful city in the island.
B.C. Kandy was temporarily occupied by the Portuguese (16th century) and the Dutch (18th century) but as a stronghold, it remained free until 1815, when the British captured it and exiled the last king to India.
Kandy is also an exciting place for shopping including handicrafts, handlooms, batiks and jewellery.
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 travelsrilanka - Kandy - Sri Lanka   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In many ways, however, Kandy is more important than the true capital, for although Colombo may be the hub of commerce and communication, it is Kandy that has always been the centre of Sri Lanka's rich culture and the symbol of the nation's complex identity.
After their arrival at the Kandy station the sailors were treated to a meal described as a desperate onslaught - of cold meat, bread and beer in a makeshift mess in the goods-shed.
Kandy is unique in that it is the only city to have a forest located in its centre, proving that modern town planning concepts, such as the creation of so-called green belts, are nothing new.
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 -: Kandy - A Land Like No Other   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kandy, nominated by UNESCO as a world heritage city, is of fascinating variety in climate and landscape and rich cultural heritage has attracted travellers from all over the world for many centuries.
The Embekke Devale Is situated at the village of Embekke In Udunuwara In the district of Kandy.
This temple is situated at Handeressa near Kadugamawa in the district of Kandy.
www.exploresrilanka.com /explore_kandy.htm   (1433 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Features - Sri Lanka - Information - Kandy and The Hill Country
Kandy is often referred to as the capital of the hill country and indeed it does make a good base from which to visit attractions in the surrounding area.
Kandy is surrounded by lush green hills that emit an eerie mist in the early morning.
The central focal point of Kandy is its lake, providing a pleasant backdrop for one of Sri Lanka’s largest temples, the Temple of the Tooth.
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 atSriLanka - A Comprehensive Travel and Tourism portal of Sri Lanka
Kandy, the Hill Capital was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past.
Centre of attraction in Kandy is the Dalada Maligawa, the temple housing the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha.
Kandy Lake : Kandy Lake or the Kiri Muhuda (Milky Ocean) as it was then called in the city centre enhancing its beauty is the work of the last King of Kandy.
www.atsrilanka.com /kandy.html   (687 words)

 Kandy - Communicating with your mobile phone
Kandy aims at providing synchronisation of phonebook, organizer and other data on your mobile phone with the data stored on the desktop.
Kandy uses these GSM commands to access the mobile phone over a serial cable or an infrared connection.
Kandy is a new project and in the state of heavy development.
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 Sri Lanka Travel Portal for Cheap Hotel & Villa - Kandy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kandy is the main city in the hill-county of Sri Lanka.
Conquered by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, Kandy preserved its independence until it finally submitted to the British in 1815.
The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism.
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 Around The World - Sri Lanka - Kandy
The name Kandy is derived from the abbreviated and the anglicised form of Kande-uda-rata.
Extensively beautified by the lovely Kandy Lake the town is surrounded by a group of misty hills such as Hantana, Bahirava Kanda, Hunnasgiriya and other ranges thereby offering first-class scenic views from any of these ranges.
Kandy unlike the other ancient capitals of Sri Lanka is a city that gets renewed eternally without divorcing itself completely from its past.
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Kandy and her minimally dressed friend, whose name was Tanya, winked and licked their lips at every man who walked by or looked at them.
Kandy was an abused eighteen year old "village ho" on the verge of getting married, possibly condemned to a life as "trailer trash," and a symbol for everything wrong about society.
Kandy had grinned during the wedding ceremony, but now she had a long face, and she looked like she was million miles away.
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 Kandy,Travel to Kandy in Sri Lanka,Kandy Travel in Sri Lanka
The history of Kandy and it's townscape has been in a state of flux from the beginning of British rule, particularly after the 1818 rebellion.
Today, Kandy city is well known for its scenic beauty, favorable climate, cultural values and historical significance.
Taking place once a year in Kandy, it is held for two weeks in July or August - the actual dates depending on the phases of the moon.
srilanka.tourism-asia.net /kandy.html   (687 words)

 Sri Lankan Cities : Kandy
Kandy was also the last kingdom of Sri Lanka before the country fell to the British.
Today a bustling commercial city, Kandy is famous for the huge cultural pageants that take place in the streets in July when thousands of drummers and dancers perform accompanying a parade of ornamented elephants.
Taking place once a year in Kandy, it is held for two weeks in July or August - the actual dates depending on the phases of the moon.
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 sri lanka, kandy, kandy hotels, sri lanka hotels, sri lanka holidays, hotels in sri lanka, hotels in kandy, kandy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The valley of Kandy is surrounded by hills and a colourful pageant takes place in Kandy annually.
Kandy is just on 100km (62mi) north east of Colombo and although the town lacks an airport, there are any number of buses and trains running between the two destinations.
Kandy is the central part of the country and it is world famous for its natural beauty and pleasing climatic conditions.
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 Kandy-The Hill Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kandy is one place any tourist falls in love with, because of its natural beauty.
In this temple is enshrined the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.
Therefore, every year during the month of Esala the sacred relics are taken in procession, round in the streets of the City of Kandy.
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 Kandy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The main part of the city overlooks a scenic artificial lake built by the last king of Kandy in 1806.
Near the lake is the Temple of the Tooth, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth.
Kandy is noted for such local handicrafts as reed and lacquer work and silver and brassware.
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 kandy Real Estate
Kandy has always been a popular destination for foreigners touring the island and expats looking for a quieter life.
Tiled floors and teak wood stair cases.The property is situated in the heart of Kandy close to all that the city has to offer.
This is a rare opportunity to own a property and land of this extent also with scenic views and privacy where the sound of traffic is nowhere near.
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 The Royal City of Kandy
The Mahaweli River is in the Kandy Plateau.
The Kandy Esala Perahara is a vivid portrayal of the traditional Sinhala cultural values that has attracted millions of tourists worldover.
Kandy is a Sacred City to the Buddhists where the sacred Dalada Maligawa, venerated by Buddhists all over the world is situated.
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 Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandy, situated beside a lake in the hills just below the center of Sri Lanka, is the country's cultural center.
The Temple of the Tooth is said to house a relic from the mouth of the Lord Buddha, himself, which was said to have been taken from the flames of his funeral pyre and smuggled to Ceylon in the hair of a princess.
It is a ten day fest which ends on the night of the full moon with a procession of drummers, dancers and elephants led by the Maligawa Tusker, a giant dressed to the nines carrying a canopy which shelters a duplicate of the reliquary of Buddha's sacred tooth.
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