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About Kandy

Lying in the midst of Kandy plateau, this city has been declared World Heritage Site. This ancient city is said to be the last capital of the ancient king’s era. Retaining the signs of its historical heritage, it has evolved into the nature of a religious city. The combined effect of intense natural beauty and the air of religion and spirituality hovering over it- like the clouds that drench it in rain, adding to its unique aura- make it a place of interest for travelers and explorers.

Places of Interest:

1. Temple of the Tooth: Considered the holiest shrine in Sri Lanka, it houses a tooth relic of Lord Buddha displayed within a casket. It is open from dawn till dusk and attracts a lot of crowds.

2. Bogambara Lake: Right next to the Temple of the Tooth, this lake shows off panoramic views and is an ideal place for a nice long walk.

3. Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage: This place is a sanctuary to semi-tame elephants that roam freely about their territory. Providing scenic views, this place shows elephants in their natural habitat.

4. The Royal Botanical Garden: The best botanical garden in Sri Lanka, it was created in the time of ancient kings and the British gave a touch to it, too. The suspension bridge, the large banyan tree, the orchid house- the environment of this place is calming.

5. Bahirawakanda temple: It displays the ever-visible Buddha statue overlooking the city. It provides a vantage point to take in the view, especially at the sunset when the city starts to light up.

Local Culture: It hosts an annual procession- Esala Perahera- which exhibits the traditional ways of the city. Held in August, it attracts a large crowd, from the country and foreigners. If you want a glimpse of Sri Lankan culture, Kandy gives you the front seat view. Various shops sell the local handicrafts you can buy as souvenirs.

Dining:Various local cafés and restaurants offer traditional Sri Lankan meals, as well foreign cuisine. The Avanhala restaurant is a place to go for a good meal and a nice view, alongside. You can also go to various pubs and bars to enjoy the nightlife.

Things to Keep in Mind:: This city is comparatively safer and more relaxed place than its neighboring places. However, it never hurts to be cautious. Keep your guard up, refuse any unnecessary and suspicious help and enjoy the city.

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How much a typical Hotel in Kandy costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 60 SGD to 68 SGD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 62 SGD to 88 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 64 SGD to 88 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 182 SGD to 239 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 251 SGD to 511 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 57 SGD to 77 SGD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Kandy, the per night room cost is in the range of 178 SGD to 283 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 83 SGD to 114 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 180 SGD to 243 SGD.

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  • Hotels at Kandy, Sri Lanka

    8 Hotels to choose

  • Price Range of 0 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 64
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 75
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 75 for 1 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 76
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 210
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 231
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 98
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
  • Weather at Kandy, Sri Lanka isClear

    Clear

  • Temprature at Kandy, Sri Lanka is 30.0

    30.0

  • Humidity at Kandy, Sri Lanka is 40%

    40%

  • Wind speed at Kandy, Sri Lanka is From the West at 7 MPH

    From the West at 7 MPH

  • Altitude ofKandy, Sri Lanka in mtr.

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  • Nearest airport is Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)

    Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)

Hotels at Kandy


View Hotel Earl's-RegencyLobby Sitting Area
Kundasale, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Earl's Regency in Kandy, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kandy Lake and Temple of the Tooth. T.....

Starts at SGD 145/night

View Hotel The-TourmalineGuestroom
Anniewatte, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at The Tourmaline in Kandy, you'll be in the historical district, within a 10-minute drive of Kandy Lake.....

Starts at SGD 132/night

View Hotel Amaya-HillsLiving Area
Heerassagala Kandy Sri Lanka, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Amaya Hills in Kandy, you'll be in the mountains, and 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Kandy Lake and 5.6 mi (9 k.....

Starts at SGD 230/night

View Hotel Mahaweli-Reach-HotelGuestroom
Rating
7.8
35, P.B.A.Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kandy, within a 15-minute drive of Kandy Lake an.....

Starts at SGD 206/night

View Hotel Cinnamon-Citadel-KandyExterior
Rating
8.3
124, Srimath Kuda Ratwatte Mawatha, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Cinnamon Citadel Kandy in Kandy, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kandy Lake and Asgiri Maha Vih.....

Starts at SGD 294/night

View Hotel Randholee-Resort-&-SpaBathroom
Rating
7.9
Heerassagala Rd, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Randholee Resort & Spa in Kandy, you'll be 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Kandy Lake and 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from T.....

Starts at SGD 121/night

View Hotel Hotel-TopazBuffet
Rating
8.0
Aniwatte, Kandy

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Topaz in Kandy, you'll be in the historical district, within a 10-minute drive of Kandy Lake an.....

Starts at SGD 62/night

View Hotel Kandyan-View-Holiday-BungalowExterior
Rating
8.0
17 Richmond Hill, Heerassagala, Hantana, Kandy

Property Location
Located in Kandy, Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow is within a 15-minute drive of Ceylon Tea Museum and Asgiriya Stadiu.....

Starts at SGD 75/night

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