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When is the best time to visit Kandy?

March – May: This is the best time to visit Kandy when the temperature remains around 26 – 28 degrees Celsius and conditions are perfect to plan activities and other trips in and around the city.

July - August: July - August is the season of the legendary Esala Perahera, a colourful week-long Buddhist festival held annually in reverence to the scared tooth relic of Lord Buddha. If you visit Kandy during this period, you will get to witness some of the most magnificently choreographed dancing troupes, tuskers, and elephants and some rites and rituals completely endemic to this grand and historic pageant. On top of that, it's one of the driest seasons of Sri Lanka when rain won't ruin your time out around Kandy.

December – April: During this season, the weather remains cool and fair.  Since it’s neither too cold nor too hot, it’s absolutely perfect for travelers to enjoy the climate and the surroundings.

What’re the best places to visit in Kandy?

Some of the best places to visit in and Kandy include Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Hulu River Waterfall, Knuckles Mountain Range, Bahirawakanda Temple, Ranweli Spice Garden, Royal Botanical Garden, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Horton Plains National Park Ohiya, Ceylon Tea Museum, Wales Park, Reverston Gap, Tour to the Highlands, Mountains, Galmaduwa Temple, Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Vihara,  and Pallekele Cricket Stadium.

Interestingly, most of these picturesque attractions are located in close proximity to The Radh Hotel; thus, if you stay at The Radh, you will find yourself in a great position to make some really interesting excursions in and around Kandy that will make your stay even more complete and even more memorable.

Where can I find authentic Japanese food in Kandy?

The best place to find Japanese food in Kandy is Café Nihonbashi at The Radh Hotel. Café Nihonbashi has an indoor seating capacity of fifty guests, and is open for lunch and dinner, serving a selection of Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura, as well as favourites such as Okonomiyaki and Kani Chahan, and a delectable range of Curry Rice and Donburi for rice lovers. An absolute must try is the exclusive bento box that has been created, and christened as the Perahera Bento in honour of the city’s iconic Esala Perahera. The box is available for dine in guests as well as for take away.

Nihonbashi by Chef Darshan Munidasa is renowned for creating new and exciting dishes: fusing together combinations of flavours. The Karapincha Tempura is one of many dishes unique to Nihonbashi. It exemplifies the bridging of two cultures signified in the restaurant’s name (Nihonbashi means ‘Japan Bridge’) in taking Sri Lanka’s traditional curry leaf and frying it in a typically Japanese tempura batter. Café Nihonbashi in Kandy too epitomizes the culinary ethos of the iconic Nihonbashi restaurant in Colombo and takes you on an authentic Japanese culinary journey.