A Guide to Kandy with Maps. A Handbook of Information, useful alike to visitors and residents

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A Guide to Kandy with Maps. A Handbook of Information, useful alike to visitors and residents

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QUEEN'S HOTEL, KANDY. 1,700 pieds

d' altitude

est

mieux

le

situe

beau Lac, 3 minutes de la Gare de THotel

C'EST

d,

a Kmidy, cm hord

Voitures et

:

dii

Portiers

Varrivee des Trains,

un h6tel de premier rang reconstruit derniteement avec

tout le comfort moderne, et agrandi avec des appartments

magnifiques aerees.

;

les

chambres k ooucher sont grandes, hautes,

Bains a tous

La temperature

et bieu

les etages.

Kandy pendant

le nuit de 15 degr^s plus pur et f rais des montagnes environnantes fait le del ce de l;ous les voyageurs, mime de ceux qui n'y ° passent qu'une nuit.

basse qu'a

Les

est k

Colombo

salles

I'air

;

k manger, les salons de lecture, de musique,

les

fumoir sont situes au rez de chaussee donnant sur une large verandS d'une longueur de 140 metres avec vue" sur le beau lac et les montagnes. billiards, et le

La grande Pagode de Buddha, la

oil

on conserve

dent de Buddha, se trouve en face de I'h&tel

;

comme

elle

relique

vaut la peine ^

d'etre visitee.

renommee

Cufsine

Excellent Cholx de Vins

Bon

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Service.

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Prisons Staff. (P. U.) Photograplmd and engraved by Sheen

ite, Kandy's principal gem merchant and jeweller,f whose father was the pioneer of the trade in moonstone jewellery, which, especially when set with white sapphires, makes up into elegant and comparatively inexpensive suites for ladies' wear. Over the way again are street, are Messrs.

liicliow

& Sons, Chinese shoemakers.f The Bund and Esplanade.

The Bund, separating the lake from the town, is a favourite walk with the public. Projecting into the lake at the end of the bund is the Unitctl Service XiiUrary, the scene of many a historic meeting of the Ceylon Planters' Association, which has now a

*

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own

in the Victoria

Commemoration Buildings to The ground floor of

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See page 60.

to the

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TRINGOIVIALEE

STREET,

KANDY.

1

IN KANDT.

19

The picturesque

wall along it, which was either built or restored William Gregory, a great lover of the beautiful, who did much for the embellishment of Kandy, is copied from that surrounding the Temple of Buddha's Tooth.

by Governor

Sir

The Library is

contains over 7,000 volumes. Rs. 2-50 a month, the entrance fee Rs. 10. On the left is the Victoria lisitlanacle.

left is

BrockUam House,

The

subscription

Across it on the the only private boarding house

in Kandy visitors making any stay in Kandy will find comfortable quarters at moderate rates here available. Farther ahead, facing Pavilion street, is Tlie Prince of irales fountain, ;

erected by the Planters of Ceylon to

commemorate the

visit of

His Majesty King Edward Vll. to Kandy in 1875. Down the street, on the left, is the Central Vown Iiibrary. Facing the centre of the bund stands Sir Bienry ivard's Statue, commemorating a very able Governor of the Colony during whose administration from 1855 to 1860 steps were first taken for the construction of the Railway to Kandy, which was opened in 1867. The following extracts from his speeches are recorded on the back of the pedestal :

"

In

all civilized countries it is

with material improvements that

all other improvement begins." •'My. conscience tells me that to the best of

my judgment and have tried to do my duty by you, and it is my hope that you will think of me hereafter as a man whose whole heart was in his work." abilities I

He left Ceylon to take up the Governorship, of Madras, but was soon struck down by and succumbed to cholera. The esplanade

is

occasionally

used

for

Agricultural

or

Horse and Dog Shows, Croquet Tournaments, &c. At its farther end is the Bandstana in which the Kandy Volunteer and Public Band, supported largely by public subscriptions, plays on Tuesday and Saturday evenings. The corner building, near the fountain, is the Police Court.

The Temple

of the Tooth.

Looking across the esplanade, the eye alights on the Vemple / of the Kootli, or (as it is called by the Sinhalese) the Dala is

The number of inmates,

which varies, averages about 15, and they are employed in lacemaking, the lace being made from imported linen thread. A good many orders are executed for friends in England, and local orders will be received at the Home. Miss Denyer is the Lady Superintendent.

The Salvation Army has

its

parallel

head quarters in Colombo and next to Ward street.

district

street,

which runs

STROLLS ABOUT KANDY. Kandy naturally abounds in delightful walks and drives. have already mentioned that known as I^aAy HortonV ; following are a few of the other most noted

Victoria Drive

We the

:

and Gregory Road.

A walk round the lake, the road

bordering which is known as the Victoria Drive, in the cool fresh mountain au' of the early

'Ssr''^,'

The Lewella Ferry.

Interior of T/iolographed

Rock Temple and engraved

ip Sieen

fP. 36.;

at Dambulla.