Sri Lanka’s historical hill capital Kandy is a treasure trove of adventure, from historical vestiges to breath-taking scenery this marvellous city is a treat to explore. Travel to Kandy for the salubrious climate and taste of time honoured traditions, cultures and festivals. Adding comfort to your trip is the convenience of booking an air taxi with Cinnamon Air for a speedy ride up into Sri Lanka’s hill country.

This convenient domestic airline operates from the country’s main airport (Bandaranaike International Airport) and offers quick transfers to key destinations within the country. Cutting down travel time by leaps and bounds the air taxi is an ideal way to enjoy a birds-eye view of tropical Lanka.

Scheduled to meet the arrivals of most international airlines the air-taxi operates convenient flights to the exotic east coast, sunny south coast, west coast, Hambantota, Yala, Kandy and historical Cultural Triangle.

Kandy the last capital of Sri Lanka’s monarchs is steeped in history and has been a focal point in shaping the country’s past. Kandy city welcomes you with sights of the beautiful Kandy Lake, where the invigorating breezes welcome you to spend an evening of quiet contemplation here.

The Temple of the Tooth of Lord Buddha (Dalada Maligawa) towers across the lake and welcomes hundreds of devotees each day. Visit the city in August and be treated to the colourful ‘Dalada’ Procession involving majestic elephants and fire dancers.

Travel to nearby Kegalle spend a day at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and get the kids involved in feeding the baby mammals while another treat for the family is the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, a riot of colour and home to innumerable species of flora and fauna. The gardens are a symbol of the city’s diverse beauty waiting to be enjoyed.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.