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Kandy – Under explored destination in Srilanka

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It’s set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city’s heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine


  1. Historical records suggest that Kandy was first established by the Vikramabahu III (1357–1374 AD)
  2. In 1592 Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in the island
  3. The first time Sri Lanka fully fell into the hands of a foreign power was in Kandy with the signing of the Kandyan Convention in 1815 at the Sri Dalada Maligawa
  4. In 1944, during World War II, the South East Asia Command of the allies was moved to Kandy, where it remained till the end of the war.

Activities for tourists

  1. Visit temple of tooth relic
  2. Visit Royal Botanical garden
  3. Visit world Buddhist museum
  4. Enjoy boating in Kandy lake
  5. Visit Royal palace of Kandy

How to reach there


The nearest airport to Kandy is the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It has flights to Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Muscut, Kuwait and Bengaluru

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Colombo ( 115kms away)
  2. Sigiriya( 88kms away)
  3. Lankatilaka ( 84 kms away)
  4. Pinnawala ( 41kms away)
  5. Nuwara Eliya ( 81 kms away)

Some hotels in Kandy for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

393 River Ivys https://393riverivys.lk-srilanka.com/zh/

My City Hotelhttps://www.booking.com/hotel/lk/my-city.en-gb.html?aid=877321

Sevana City Hotelhttps://www.sevanakandy.com/

Linwood forest Bungalowhttps://linwood-forest-bungalow-in-kandy.business.site/

Thotupola Residencehttps://thotupola-residence.business.site/


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