The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the central province. Kandy is the home of The tooth Relic . one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Today busiest part of the city remained so calm one century back with noiseless transport methods and less population.Kandyan kingdom falling into the hands of the British Empire and deposing of king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha started the history of British Ceylon It ended over 2300 years of Sinhalese monarchy rule on the island.The British rule on the island lasted until 1948 when the country gained indipendanse. Painting depicts how Kandy looked by that time.