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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Kandy to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Kandy

Kandy in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 97
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kandy in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 97
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kandy

Plane

Although Kandy doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB), which is located 84 km from Kandy.

Car

Another option to get to Kandy is to pick up a car rental from Colombo, which is about 96 km from Kandy. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Colombo.

Plane

Although Kandy doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB), which is located 84 km from Kandy.

Car

Another option to get to Kandy is to pick up a car rental from Colombo, which is about 96 km from Kandy. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Kandy

Airlines serving Kandy

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,650 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,601 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,414 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,786 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (534 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (740 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,571 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 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$ 54 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 166 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kandy

Most booked hotels in Kandy

Earl's Regent Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 74+
Amaya Hills Kandy
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 110+
Kandy City Hotel By Earl's
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 44+

Renting a car in Kandy

Expect to pay C$ 1.91 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$ 22.90 and C$ 30.54.

Expect to pay C$ 1.91 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$ 22.90 and C$ 30.54.