The Kingdom of Kandy is said to have been founded around the 14th century during the reign of King Vickramabahu III of Gampola (1357 – 1374). It was then known as ‘Senkadagalapura’. Kandy gradually developed into an independent kingdom during the 16th and 7th centuries. The sacred city with the Lord Buddha’s most venerable temple of the tooth shining bright among the misty hills and unique traditions of construction, dance and customs. If you are to feel the heritage of Sri Lanka the Dalada Perahera – a parade full of tuskers and traditional colorful dancing all night, is not to be missed.