Are you planning a trip to the cultural capital of Sri Lanka? No matter what time of the year you visit this city, there’s plenty to see and do! Read on to find out more, before you go!
Where is Kandy?
The bustling city of Kandy is located on a plateau, surrounded by verdant hills which are spotted with tea and paddy plantations. It’s easily reachable by car or train and is around 2 hours away from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.
Now that you’ve got your heart set on visiting the hill country, are you skimming through all the hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka? From resorts to luxury accommodation such as Earl’s Regency Kandy, there’s ample choice for those who wish to cross the border into Kandy.
Kandy is considered a great base to explore the ancient temples located in its vicinity. Apart from the temple of the tooth relic, one can plan a day trip to visit the Embekka, Gadaladeniya and Lankatilleke temples. There’s also the Peradeniya Gardens and the Udewatte Forest Reserve in the vicinity.
When Can I Visit?
Since Sri Lanka is located very close to the equator, the island nation experiences sunshine for the most part. However, like the rest of the southwest of the island, Kandy is mostly wet during the months from May to September. So, the driest and best times to visit are from December to April!