Holidays to Kandy

Sri Lanka
115km from the capital, Colombo , and at an altitude of 500m, Kandy offers a cooler and more relaxed climate. Kandy is considered a cultural capital of Sri Lanka serving as the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and …

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Where to stay in Kandy

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kandy, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kandy

Naiba | Trip by SkyscannerTemple of the Tooth Relic
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Jorge Lascar | FlickrSacred City of Kandy
Sacred City of Kandy
kamsky | FlickrRoyal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sirajul Muneer | Trip by SkyscannerVictoria Dam
Victoria Dam
Dan Lundberg | FlickrGeragama Tea Factory
Geragama Tea Factory
Duminda Piumwardena | FlickrLankathilaka Temple
Lankathilaka Temple
kBandara | FlickrEmbekka Dewalaya ඇම්බැක්ක දේවාලය
Embekka Dewalaya ඇම්බැක්ක දේවාලය
paularps | FlickrGotours Travel Information Centre
Gotours Travel Information Centre
cyberborean | FlickrWaulpane Cave
Waulpane Cave

Reviews of Kandy

Kristin Carpenter
Kristin CarpenterStockholm

Amazing city right by the lake. Several temples to visit in the close area and tea houses in the city. Calmer than Colombo - would recommend.

Michaela Auer
Michaela AuerSalzburg

What should I say, thousands and thousands of people, it stinks, it's hot, it's dirty. But you should have seen it. It's really impressive to imagine how the people live here. And no photo could show you that.

Kathleen Poon
Kathleen PoonKuala Lumpur

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988, Kandy is the cultural capital and second largest city of Sri Lanka. The city is located in the mountainous Central Province of the island, thus it enjoys a cooler climate than Colombo. Visitors come to Kandy to explore and experience Sinhala culture, cuisine and natural environment.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney

The Singhalese cultural capital, the almost-hill town of Kandy centers around the lovely artificial lake and famed Buddhist Temple of the Tooth at its center. Arguably the most touristy non-beach site in Lanka, it's not a place to linger in too long, but isn't without attractions. With a wealth of Buddhist temples along the lake's south edge, plus the park surrounding the Temple of the Tooth itself, it can easily occupy a full day, though nothing about the town is likely to change your life.

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