Kandy view point is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha near Kandy Lake. around 1km steep climb to the rajapihilla mawatha, there is a place where you see the kandy city in a panoramic view. with lake and sri dalada maligawa.. very famous tourist location. restaurants and souvenir shops around. vehicle parking is limited. street sellers can be a nuisance in this place.
The lake has an island at the centre which is also an artificial creation of the king. It was initially part of a dam, which King Rajasinghe had built across the lake, but it was soon destroyed from both ends, leaving just the island in the middle.
Legend has it that this island was actually used by the King’s helm for bathing, and was connected to the palace through a secret tunnel. On one side of the lake, there is also the bathing house for the queen, called the Dalada Maligawa.