Top 7 Must-See Attractions in Kandy for Muslim Travelers

By Halal Trip | 15, Jan, 2017
Top 7 Must-See Attractions in Kandy for Muslim Travelers
There are many must-see attractions in Kandy for Muslim travelers. As a Muslim traveler who has heard much about the attractions of Sri Lanka, you may already know of its top attractions in Kandy. From fun things to do in Kandy to top places to visit, here we take you through all of the Muslim-friendly attractions in Kandy which will make your journey through Sri Lanka a vacation dream come true.

1) Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya

Covering over 140 acres of land, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya is one of the top Attractions in Kandy for Muslim Travelers. This is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka and is home to over 400 plant species. Maintained by the department of Agriculture, you will be able to see many rare plant species such as orchids, palm trees and medicinal plants. 


2) Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

For those who are looking for reasons for why visit Kandy, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage gives you all the more reason to. A visit to this amazing location will leave you with fond memories as you spend time to watch how orphaned and injured elephants are cared for and protected. Thriving in this environment, you can witness these gentle giants enjoy their baths and even feed and pet some of them.


3) The Many Mosques in Kandy

As Sri Lanka is a country which is culturally and religiously diverse, you will find that there are places of worship belonging to almost every religion anywhere you go. In terms of Muslims in Kandy, there is a relatively high population and therefore there are many prominent mosques for the Muslim travelers to visit. Some of these sites include Mahayyawa Grand Mosque and King Street Jumma Mosque.


4) Udawatta Kele (Udawattakele) Sanctuary 

For those of you who are nature lovers, a trip to this historic forest reserve is one of the top places to visit in Kandy. There are many historically significant occurrences related to this forest and is a great place to catch a glimpse of rare species of fauna and flora in their natural habitats. 


5) Kandy Lake

Although located in the heart of Kandy city, as you enjoy a quiet stroll around the beautiful Kandy Lake, you will actually forget that you are right in the middle of a busy town. Created in 1807 by last king of Sri Lanka, King Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the magnificent view of the city seen from this location makes it one of the main attractions in Kandy. 


6) Ceylon Tea Museum

Sri Lanka is well known around the world for being the proud producers of tea, which is by far one of the finest beverages in the world. A trip to the Ceylon Tea Museum which is situated about 4 kilometers away from Kandy town, towards the Hantana road, is therefore one of the most important things to do in Kandy. You will be able to learn the history of how tea plantations were established and details on the production process through this visit. 


7) Kandy City Center

Kandy City Center is one of the most leading shopping complexes in the country. This site which took almost a decade to complete offers visitors plenty of shopping options. Among all the things to do in Kandy, spending time to explore the options available at this location would become a very enjoyable activity during your vacation. There is also a food court in the complex where you can find good quality restaurants serving Halal food in Kandy. 


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