Kandy is quite rich in not only its cultural value, but also in historical significance as well. It was the last capital that held a reigning king before the country was taken under Portuguese occupation. One may learn more about this interesting city through internet sources such as Kandy Escapes.
If you want to travel to Kandy from Colombo, the easiest way to do that would be to travel by train. There are several other options but none of them would be as scenic as a train ride!
When to Visit
Being centrally located, Kandy welcomes rains from both monsoon seasons known to Sri Lanka. However, it does not get affected as much as the coastal regions of the country. The driest period you can expect at this charming city lasts between mid-January and March.
What to See
Wherever you stay in Kandy, you can rest knowing that many of the city’s attractions are within easy reach of you; from the Temple of the Tooth Relic to Kandy Lake, there’s a plenty to see in this city.
The best and the most trustworthy place of currency exchange in Sri Lanka is at your port of entry into the country – Bandaranaike International Airport. However, if you were unable to get currency exchanged, your five-star hotel will be able to do that for you too.