Article by HolidayHorizon.net
If you interested in world heritage, history, bygone histories and religions as Buddhism, then visiting the Ancient Royal Kingdom city of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, is a must in your life travel itinerary. Kandy is full of historic places to visit and be awed with wonderment. In this cool hill country, there is a rising star in Sri Lankan hospitality, the Randholee Hotel. The ambiance of the rooms draws on the palatial beauty and magnificence of the bygone Kandyan kingdoms, and the hotel provides its guest with outstanding panoramic view of the surrounding misty hills. Randholee prides itself on its star class service and have wooed their guest with their friendly service and genial smiles.
Hotel and the Surroundings
Randholee, a fairly new hotel, is perched on top the Mount Pleasant range in Kandy, approximately 10 km from the Kandy city. This boutique hotel has 25 tastefully appointed rooms with outstanding scenic views. Nestling in the misty mountain, the wind is cool and fresh with absolute quietness to give tranquility to those seeking to get away from the rush of the traffic, pressure at work and all else in life. The pool offers a place to relax and literally “look down on creations” with an amazing view of the surroundings.
Things to Do In and Around Randholee
Your stay at Randholee hotels Kandy can be as action packed as you want or simply quiet and relaxing, depending on your mood. If you choose to explore, the first place to visit would be the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. This is by far the most important sacred site for Buddhist in Sri Lanka but, visitors of all wakes and life styles visit this magnificent palace where Lord Buddha’s tooth relic is enshrined within a gold “Karanduwa”. The annual Kandy “Perahara” is a grand pageant with fire dancers, elephants and so much more where the relic is taken out for public display. If you stay at Randholee during beginning of August, then you should certainly make sure to watch this parade that will take keep you awed for life.
If you are a nature lover, explore the national botanical garden in Peradeniya where rare and exotic flowers and trees that may be older than 2 centuries provide you a chance to connect with nature. A number of Buddhist temples of historic importance are located around Kandy, which offers deep insight in to the teachings of the religion as well as the traditions and heritage. These old temple walls are filled with beautiful art work, murals and statues which are many centuries old. Buddhism in Sri Lanka is 2600 years old and the temples in hill capitals are some of the pioneering sites from where the religion was spread in the olden days. There are also a host of museums, spice gardens, gem stores and antique shops to browse around during your stay. A treat not to miss would be the “Pinnawela” elephant orphanage, just about an hour’s drive from the hotel where there are over 500 orphaned elephants and baby elephants that are being rehabilitated prior to being released to the wild. Your day, watching the fun filled antics of the little tuskers and the elephant bath in the nearby river would be a memory that will be indelible in your mind.
Next time you are on a quest for historic sites with heritage interest or simply want to enjoy a place where cool climates meet the natural beauty of the tropics, then book a visit to Kandy and stay over at Randholee hotel where you can touch the swirling mountain mist from your balcony.