283. Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Why

Kandy is a city of wonders including the mighty Mahaweli River; Sri Lanka’s longest river. Plus the Temple of Tooth is actually located here. Most come to Kandy to see the Temple of Tooth, but the city has so much more to offer.

Where

Kandy is located just about in the middle of the country just about northeast of the capital Colombo.

 

How To Get Here

By Train

There are no trains that arrive here from another country. Kandy is accessible by train from the capital city of Colombo.

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - Colombo Train Station

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka – Colombo Train Station

By Plane

The Colombo International Airport (CMB) is the closest international airport. The following airlines has service to Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB):

  • Air Asia (AK), Air China (CA), Air India (AI), Austrian Airlines (OS), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Eastern Airlines (MU, Cinnamon Air (C7), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), FlyDubai (FZ), Jet Airways (9W), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Qatar Airways (QR), Oman Air (WY), Rotana jet (RG), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), SilkAir (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spicejet (SG), SriLankan (UL), Thai Airways (TG), TOR Air (OD), Turkish Airlines (TK) and Ukraine International (PS).
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Colombo Airport

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Colombo Airport

By Bus

Kandy is accessible by buses from Colombo and other parts of the country.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

On my stay, I stayed with Cinnamon Hotel Kandy which is located on the banks of the Mahaweli River. They offer tours down the river.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor in the Kandy area here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

There are many places in the city to eat. You can eat at the local restaurants or from the street vendors. One thing to do is if you stay at Cinnamon Hotel Kandy, you can have dinner at a special place down the river; its magical.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

Check out Kandy Lake, the Temple of Tooth, The Mahaweli River and the town of Kandy.

 

Kandy, Sri Lanka - Mahaweli River

Kandy, Sri Lanka – Mahaweli River

The city also has a thriving market.

 

==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.

 

Additional Information

Sri Lanka Tourism Board

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