Visitors can learn or practise meditation and study Buddhism at several places in the Kandy area. Ask at the Buddhist Publication Society for details about courses.


There are many walks around Kandy, including through the Royal Palace Park, constructed by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha and overlooking the lake. The Peradeniya Botanic Gardens are also perfect for a leisurely stroll. Up on Rajapihilla Mawatha there are lovely views over the lake, the town and the surrounding hills. For longer walks, there are paths branching out from Rajapihilla Mawatha.