Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Fancy waking up to a picture-postcard view of a river, set against a backdrop of mountains shrouded in varying degrees of mist? Revelling in a soundtrack written and performed by Mother Nature herself? Then travelling back in time for a history lesson? That’s exactly what you’d get, and more, at the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. Nestled high up in the hill country, beside a quiet bend in the Mahaweli River, our iconic four-star hotel caters to those looking for quiet relaxation not far from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s bustling hill capital and the last domain of the Sinhala kings.

Three and a half hours away from the airport and just 15 minutes away from the Kandy town, our hotel is located in the very heart of serenity. It’s a constantly recurring theme that embraces you at the reception, waits with you in the lobby, walks you through the hallways and stays with you in your room until you check out. And while all tranquility is clearly reflected in the contemporarily stylish interiors of the hotel, there are plenty of subtle reminders in the form of vibrant tones of red and traditional Kandyan art, reminding you that you’re still very much in the majestic realm of the ancient kings.

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The Magnificent Mahaweli – Boat Ride

Mahaweli – is the longest river that gives life to both people and countless forms of animals across the island. Get on-board a silently powered boat and just drift across the gentle waters enjoying the cool wind on your face. Nature doesn’t get any better.

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Udawattakele Forest Trek

The forbidden forest as known during the great kingdom of Kandy – today, you can visit this forest patch once reserved for royalty. Guided by an expert naturalist guide, you will trek several paths observing the amazing vegetation, birds and insect life that is foun...

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Scenic Tour to the Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles is simply a fascinating location, set in the central mountain range, home to most of our endemic butterflies and several types of indigenous flora – the most enchanting landscape will create vivid memories never to be forgotten.

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The Sunrise at Adam’s Peak

Known as the holy mountain of Sri Lanka, the Buddhists venerate this peak as a location visited and blessed by the Buddha. The climb is 5-6 hours ideally done overnight to reach the summit early morning to enjoy the spectacular sunrise that brings the dawn with it.

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