Enter the mystery and pageantry of hundreds of years of Kandyan culture and history in this magnificent hill country hotel. Let the royal treatment at Randholee Luxury Resort transport you to an era when queens travelled by golden palanquin. Breakfast while the valley sleeps snuggled in mist and the sun kissed peaks turn to gold. Enjoy a secluded honeymoon getaway in the romantic ambiance of this resplendent hotel in the central hill country of Sri Lanka.
Spend time indoors chatting with the guests at the bar or playing a game of cards or carrom. Explore the beauty of Kandy with a customised nature trail or schedule an excursion. You can learn about the history of Kandy by visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens or the Kandy Museum.
A Visit to meemure village offers guests an opportunity to experience what it is like to live in the ancient isolated village of Meemure. The village is situated deep in the Knuckles Wilderness, where the local people have maintained their traditional and cultural attitudes towards the forest’s existence. They rely heavily on the forest for their survival and gain as much as 63% of their total income from the forest resources.
These religious shrines are some of the oldest buildings in the Kandyan kingdom dating from the 14th century A.D. They contain paintings and sculptures of great historical and artistic importance. The genius of the Kandyan master craftsmen are attested here, whereby Gadaladeniya Viharaya is built of stone, Lankatilaka Viharaya and its Devale from clay brick with a unique architectural design and Embekke Devale out of wood while the mysterious Galengolla Potgul Viharaya with its valuable ola leaf manuscripts has a facade in the style of Florentine Renaissance and its interior resembles a Christian basilica with cupola and octagonal pillars. It also contains a beautifully painted giant wooden chest
There are areas also home to another type of Kandyan master craftsmen who are the manufacturers of brassware, silverware and wood carvers. Numerous wayside outlets offer many bargains.
Kalapura (Craftsmen’s Village) at Nattarampotha (6.5km/4 miles from Kandy); and Henawela Village – famous for its ‘Dumbara Mats’ (16km/10 miles from Kandy).
Eastern border of the Kandy city is called the Udawaththa Kele, a forest reserve which is attracted by all nature lovers.