Balancing between mind and body, work and play The Theva Residency is a private and luxurious home) away from home. Our winning formula is based on providing guests with our unique exceptionally personalised level of service, pampering them with modern luxurious living, exotic 5-Star cuisine in a very quiet atmosphere and serene setting. The Theva Residency promises serenity, romance and rejuvenation with awe-inspiring views, edgy design and sublime dining options. Theva is ideally located along the slopes of the Hantana range. It offers commanding views over the surrounding mountains and the bustle of the Kandy town located only two kilometres away. There is no better place from which to understand the wonders and view the grandeur of the ancient majestic city of Kandy and to appreciate its importance, as the last Sri Lankan Kingdom to fall to invading colonisers. Kandy is world renowned for its annual Perehare, an extraordinary pageant of elephants, dancers and drummers, dressed with glamour and splendour that parades the casket covering the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. The word Thevawa originates from the Dalada Thewawa, one of the spiritual rituals associated with the Dalada Maligawa, the palace which houses the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Situated in Kandy, the Dalada Maligawa is considered one of the foremost sacred' places of worship for Buddhists worldwide. The Thevawa is a ceremonial and religious offering consisting of specially prepared food and beverages adorned with flowers, made to the Buddha with the utmost respect, devotion and attention to detail. The offering is made amidst the beating of hevisi drums, oil lit lamps, and the aroma of incense, making Thevawa a magical experience.