How to Spend a Couples Weekend in Kandy

Travelling has a unique way of bringing people together. Apart from seeing each other at your candid best, you enjoy a myriad of unique experiences that make for memories of a lifetime. And when you’re visiting a breathtaking Sri Lankan town like Kandy, you’re definitely in for a couple’s treat. Here’s a round-up of the top things you should do when spending a romantic weekend in Kandy:

#1. Take a leisurely stroll in The Peradeniya Botanic Gardens

What’s more romantic than a laid-back walk with your better half? The Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, 6 kms for Kandy is a 60-hectare garden offering a picturesque setting of royal palms, orchids, a spectacular ‘Cannonball’ Tree and an extraordinary Burma bamboo that is 40m high. As you stroll across the garden, you’ll find yourself in the company of fruit bats and hundreds of chirpy monkeys. Even though the ground has its own cafeteria offering Western and Sri Lankan food, you can give the stroll a more romantic touch by setting up a picnic in the lap of nature.

To get to the Botanic Gardens, board Bus 644 from Kandy’s clock tower bus stop. Or else, you could also hop on a tuk tuk from town.

#2. Express your love lakeside 

Let your partner know how much you love them as time stands still along the wonderful Kandy Lake. The artificial lake was built in 1807 and is a fantastic way to forget about the city’s hustle-bustle and focus on each other instead. You can relax at the lakeside seats or you could walk around the lake, especially the area around the iconic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. With a number of popular accommodations such as Yoho Mount Rajapihilla Mawatha close by, finding comfortable, budget hotels in Kandy isn’t going to be of any trouble.

#3. Hike through the Udawatta Sanctuary in Kandy

If you and your partner are the adventurous kind, you’re in for the treat of a lifetime. Hike through the gorgeous Udawatta Sanctaury in Kandy, located in the heart of city itself. Situated on the northern side of Kandy Lake, the green forest boasts of giant bamboo, age-old trees and amazing bird-watching opportunities. If you’re particularly interested in spotting birds, you could also hire a guide at the ticket office, costing you roughly LKR 500.

Kandy is an unspoiled blend of nature, adventure and picturesque sights packed into vibrant local culture. It’s the perfect place for you and your partner to slow down and enjoy every moment of your time together. From sipping on a hot cuppa of Ceylon tea to a great line of restaurants along the hillside, there’s so much to do in this beautiful town. And to top it all, trusted hotel networks such as Yoho Bed have made it super easy to find budget friendly rooms in Kandy – not just easy on the pocket but also high quality so you and your partner can enjoy a romantic weekend without any worries.