The Elegant Hotel promises only the best in nature hence we suggest a variety of excursions that will allow you to experience the wonders of Sri Lanka. From a hike through the hazy mountain range that is World’s End to a safari through the Minneriya National Park are among the many available expeditions. Certain trips such as the journey to World’s End, are subject to both weather conditions and permission from the wildlife authorities as we at the the Elegant Hotel put your safety first. the the Elegant Hotel may suggest unique packages to suit your needs..
The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The higher montane area is often robed in thick layers of cloud. In addition to its aesthetic value, the range is of great scientific interest. It is a climatic microcosm of the rest of Sri Lanka as the conditions of all the climatic zones in the country are exhibited in the massif. At higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, harbouring a variety of flora and fauna.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River (the longest in Sri Lanka). It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. It is about 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in the world surrounded by spectacular mountains, the scenic Kandy Lake and the longest river in Sri Lanka.
Udawatta Forest Reserve, is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. It is 104 hectares large. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, the sanctuary is famous for its extensive avifauna. The reserve also contains a great variety of plant species, especially lianas, shrubs and small trees. The forest is of religious importance as there are three Buddhist meditation hermitages and three rock shelter dwellings for Buddhist monk hermits.
The railway contains some of the most magnificent scenic rail routes in the world. Particularly the Main Line winding through both natural beauties such as waterfalls, natural forest mountains, misty peaks and precipices, as well as tea estates, pine forests and engineering feats including bridges and peak level stations. From Ella to Kandy is one of the most picturesque in the whole country.
In the Udu Nuwara area of the Kandy district lies a temple with a history of over six centuries. Built during the reign of King Wickremabahu III (1371-1394 AD) who ruled in the Kingdom of Gampola, the temple is practically covered in wood carvings. The woodwork is confirmed by UNESCO as some of the best and most detailed in the world. The temple is dedicated to the god known as ‘Murugan’ by the Hindus and ‘Katharagama deity’ by the Buddhists.
Knuckles Mountain Range
Royal Botanical Garden - Kandy
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Kandy
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