In 1972 the Elephant Orphanage was opened and relocated to the present site in 1975. Bathing time at Ma Oya just in front of the orphanage is sharp at 10.00am and 2.00pm. Feeding time is about an hour earlier.

Kandy Lake

Lankatilaka temple dates back to 14th century. It is built on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala in the Udunuwara division of Kandy district and is approximately 12 km from the Peradeniya bridge. It has an unusual architectural design.The temple provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills, paddy fields and the diverse vegetation around it.

The temple's elegant roof construction can be seen from afar. The sacred places of the inner court are the image house, Stupa, the Bodhi-tree, the Devale with five local divinities, the preaching hall, and the kitchen to prepare food for the gods. The image house has a massive seated image of the Lord Buddha and wall is filled with the paintings of 24 former Buddhas.


Other places of interest around Kandy include the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, the Tea Museum, the Commonwealth War Cemetary, numerous temples, tea plantations and sporting facilities like the Victoria Golf Club.

Do not hesitate to ask for information in case you wish to go somewhere. The Kandy View Hotel aims to make your stay in Kandy a memorable one!

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