Kandalama Travel Guide
The best shopping in the area can be done in Kandy. Visit the Kandyan Art Association for a wonderful selection of handicrafts and art.
Other things to buy are bags of fragrant spices and Sri Lanka's famous Ceylon Tea to enjoy when you get back home.
Kandalama Parks & Gardens
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens - about 50km away in Kandy, the lovely peaceful gardens include a magnificent orchid house.
Spice Gardens - a large concentration of sice gardens are found in Matale about 30 km from Kandalama. Guides will tell you all about how Sri Lanka's famous spices like cinnamon, curry leaves, saffron and Cardamom, are grown in the wild and processed.
Kandalama Restaurants and Bars
The cuisine in the hill country of Sri Lanka is heavely influnced by the Dutch and Portoguese making it quite different from the cuisine of the coastal areas. Try dishes like Lamprais, boiled rice with a special curry accompanied by frikkadels or meatballs, wich is all then wrapped in a banana leaf and baked.
Thanks to British influence roast beef and chicken as well as Wattalapam, which is a steamed coconut milk, eggs and treacle pudding are enjoyed in the area.
Kachana and Kaludiya Restaurants - in the Kandalama Hotel. These two restaurants offer exquisite mouth watering dishes.
Hotel kandalama Restaurants - This four star Hotel overlooking the tropical jungle offers three restaurants serving a variety of Western and Sri Lankan specialities.
Culture Club Restaurant - Kandalama. The hote overlooking the lake has an air conditioned restaurant serving international dishes.
Lyons Restaurant - 27 Peradeniya Road, Kandy. Lyons serves authentic Chinese, Western and Eastern cuisine as well as fast food and an extensive bar and is great place to eat when visiting the city.
Kandalama Bars & Clubs
Hotel Kandalama - the hotel offers two well stocked bars, a large lounge and a coffe shop.
Culture Club - Kandalama. The hotel has a great bar situated by the pool.
The Pub - 36 Dalada Veediya, Kandy. One of the best watering holes in Kandy, this bar features draft beer, wide screen TV, dart room, live music, free e-mail and the lowest priced and best wines from around the world.
Kachana Lounge and Cafe Kachchan and Kaludiya Bar - Kandalama Hotel. The Hotel has three fantastic bars that are open late into the night.
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