Kandy travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kandy

With a population of 111,701, Kandy is the largest city in Central, Sri Lanka by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Kandy

Kandy in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 60
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kandy in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 60
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kandy


Although Kandy doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir (NUF), which is located 30 miles from Kandy.


Another option to get to Kandy is to pick up a car rental from Colombo, which is about 60 miles from Kandy. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and Hertz, among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Kandy

Airlines serving Kandy

Good (511 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,147 reviews)
Good (646 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,737 reviews)
Air France
Good (638 reviews)
Good (1,195 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,702 reviews)
Excellent (1,462 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,667 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (589 reviews)
Good (865 reviews)
Good (1,457 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (220 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (219 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (104 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (656 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (76 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,675 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kandy

From 5-star hotels such as the The Grand Kandyan to great affordable options like the Viyana Boutique Hotel, Kandy offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 36 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 119 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kandy

Most booked hotels in Kandy

Earl's Regent Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 55+
Amaya Hills Kandy
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 76+
OZO Kandy Sri Lanka
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 100+
Kandy View Hotel
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 9+

Renting a car in Kandy

Expect to pay C$ 1.76 per litre in Kandy (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.05 and C$ 28.06.