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Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Kandy

Enjoy the temples and other features of Kandy. Travelers to this scenic city praise the gardens, lake and forests. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Kandy

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kandy a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pinnawala Zoo (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Kandy

Travelers appreciate the picturesque gardens and panoramic lake views, which is just a taste of what Kandy has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kandy is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Botanical Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Wales Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Kandy Lake (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Sembuwatte Lake (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Alagalla Mountain (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Kandy

The nearest airport is in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), located 52 mi (83.8 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Kandy Railway Station.

Where to stay around Kandy?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 101 holiday lettings near Kandy. From 28 Houses to 21 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kandy for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kandy?

HomeAway.lk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kandy. From HomeAway.lk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya: 104 holiday lettings
  • Dhamma Kuta Vipassana Meditation Centre: 100 holiday lettings
  • Kandy General Hospital: 104 holiday lettings
  • Malwathu Maha Viharaya: 104 holiday lettings
  • Kandy Clock Tower: 104 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kandy listed on HomeAway.lk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kandy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.lk offers 28 Houses in Kandy. Our other popular types of Kandy holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kandy?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Kandy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.