Kandy - City of Kings

Kandy is of the biggest cities in Sri Lanka, after the capital of this country – Colombo. This city is also well-known with the name “City of Kings” with undisputed historical and cultural capital. In our best Kandy tours, you will have a great chance to take the greatest train journey to this spectacular city and discover the best-known sight Temple of the Tooth relic, Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya and explore other major temples of this destination.

Kandy travel guide information

Kandy Quick Facts

Kandy is one of the most important cities in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, situated at an elevation of around 1,640 feet (500 metres).

Kandy – also known as the City of Kings, is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka, after its capital Colombo. Additionally, for those who are looking for a chance to explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka, Kandy is the must-see place.

This is home to a great number of ancient temples (Aluvihare Rock Temple, Bahirawakanda Temple), colonial architecture, aristocratic gardens and bustling streets.

In 2020, the population of Kandy is estimated at around 111,701 people in a total area of 28.53 square kilometres (11.02 sq mi).

Best time to visit Kandy, sri lanka

The best time to visit Kandy is from December to April when the weather is dry and mostly pleasant with clear blue skies. This is a perfect time for exploring the city and you can enjoy trekking in the mountains. You still can visit Kandy from October to November but please be aware that you will get a little difficult during this time because of the Maha monsoon.

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Glimpse of Sri Lanka

Glimpse of Sri Lanka

3 days from $250 pp

This tour is specially crafted for those visiting Sri Lanka first time or having a short period of time to discover the country. Within three days, you will travel to two most important cultural cities of Sri Lanka, Colombo and Kandy, with many visits to their popular sightseeing attractions....

3 days
Colombo→Kandy
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Sri Lanka At A Glance

Sri Lanka At A Glance

5 days from $470 pp

This Sri Lanka At A Glance tour plan has been intricately designed for travelers who have a short of time but wish to discover the enchanting majesty of the country, including iconic natural treasures and some of the most captivating cultural attractions. Within five days, you’ll enjoy an...

5 days
Colombo→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya
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Sri Lanka Classic Tour

Sri Lanka Classic Tour

7 days from $890 pp

If you want to catch a glimpse of the beautiful emerald isle Sri Lanka by exploring its most highlighted destinations, our Classic Tour is an ideal combination of cultural discovery and natural sightseeing at a relaxed pace. Within seven days, you will enjoy an exciting array of day excursions and...

7 days
Negombo→Dambulla→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Colombo
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Sri Lanka Family Holiday

Sri Lanka Family Holiday

7 days from $630 pp

With a nice mixture of pristine beaches, charming landscapes and rich Buddhist culture, Sri Lanka is a captivating tropical island where you can take your family and kids to chill and unwind as well as learn some educational lessons. This thoughtfully-compiled holiday offers 7 days of exploring...

7 days
Negombo→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Ella
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Best of Sri Lanka

Best of Sri Lanka

8 days from $690 pp

Experience the best of Sri Lanka on this exciting eight-day tour. With this trip plan, you will travel to the heart of Sri Lanka, explore the country’s ancient history, tick off many cultural sites, iconic cities and wilderness adventures, all in one easy trip. From Colombo, you will be able to...

8 days
Colombo→Sigiriya→Kandy→Udawalawa→Negombo
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Sri Lanka Cultural Family Tour

Sri Lanka Cultural Family Tour

8 days from $830 pp

Steeped in mystical history and captivating cultures, Sri Lanka makes for an excellent introduction to a island-nation in the Indian Ocean for both children and adults alike. Take your family on this 8-day Sri Lankan adventure and discover umpteen number of wonderful landmarks which symbolise the...

8 days
Colombo→Anuradhapura→Sigiriya→Kandy→Adams Peak
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Explore the best sights of Sri Lanka

Explore the best sights of Sri Lanka

9 days from $870 pp

Nine days certainly isn’t enough to experience all the best Sri Lanka has to offer but it’s perfect for those wanting to get a taste of this beautiful island country. With our 9-day journey, you will have excellent chances to take in the best sights of Sri Lanka, from the otherworldly rising...

9 days
Colombo→Dambulla→Kandy→Mandaramnuwara→Nuwara Eliya→Yala National Park→Negombo
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Amazing Journey in Sri Lanka for Adventure Lovers

Amazing Journey in Sri Lanka for Adventure Lovers

9 days from $1110 pp

Perfect for active travelers and adventure-lovers, this 9-day Amazing Journey in Sri Lanka covers some of fascinating highlights and a breadth of fun activities in this spiritual island nation. Explore ancient cities and Buddhist relics in the Cultural Triangle, bike through local villages and...

9 days
Negombo→Sigiriya→Kandy→Adams Peak→Ella→Yala National Park→Colombo
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Best Sri Lanka Family Trip

Best Sri Lanka Family Trip

10 days from $975 pp

Despite its small size of an island-nation just south of India, Sri Lanka hosts an abundance of things to experience for family holidays, and seems like it has something for everyone, year-round. With this Best Sri Lanka Family Trip, you and your family members will have 10 days of exploring all...

10 days
Colombo→Galle→Tissamaharama→Yala National Park→Bandarawela→Kandy→Dambulla→Negombo
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Sri Lanka Cultural & Beach Tour

Sri Lanka Cultural & Beach Tour

10 days from $1010 pp

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10 days
Colombo→Habarana→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Udawalawa→Bentota
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Romantic Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

Romantic Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

11 days from $1060 pp

Being a lovely island of powdery golden beaches, charming colonial towns, and diverse cultures, Sri Lanka is an ideal choice for honeymoon vacations and wedding parties. If you’re looking for a perfect getaway to celebrate your most romantic holiday, this fascinating 11-day Sri Lanka journey...

11 days
Colombo→Kandalama→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Yala National Park→Bentota
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Sweet Honeymoon in Paradise Island Sri Lanka

Sweet Honeymoon in Paradise Island Sri Lanka

12 days from $1530 pp

If you are confused planning a dream vacation for your truly romantic and cherished honeymoon, we are delighted to suggest this 12-day Sweet Honeymoon in Paradise Island Sri Lanka. Covering some of the most beautiful locations throughout the country like Kalpitiya, Sigiriya, Kandy, Belihuloya,...

12 days
Colombo→Kalpitiya→Sigiriya→Kandy→Belihuloya→Yala National Park→Galle
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Unforgettable Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

Unforgettable Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

12 days from $969 pp

Specifically designed for newlyweds who are looking for an utterly romantic honeymoon destination to celebrate tying the knot, this 12-day honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka will leave you with the best honeymoon memories. Over twelve days in Sri Lanka, you and your soul mate will explore some of the most...

12 days
Colombo→Waskaduwa→Embilipitiya→Ella→Kandy→Dambulla→Passikudah→Negombo
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Ultimate Sri Lanka Honeymoon

Ultimate Sri Lanka Honeymoon

13 days from $1150 pp

What is the better way to celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon than a special holiday in one of the most romantic countries in the world, Sri Lanka. Spend a nearly 2-week getaway in the jewel of the Indian Ocean that takes you and your better half to the very best sights and touring...

13 days
Colombo→Anuradhapura→Jaffna→Giritale→Sigiriya→Kandy→Ella→Udawalawa→Waskaduwa
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Feel the Real Sri Lanka

Feel the Real Sri Lanka

14 days from $1570 pp

A beautifully emerald island-nation in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a magical place teeming with ancient historic sites, majestic landscapes, pristine beaches and lively wildlife backdrops, which needs much time to explore. If two weeks is all you have, this all-encompassing Sri Lanka itinerary...

14 days
Negombo→Dambulla→Anuradhapura→Kandy→Ella→Yala National Park→Unawatuna
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Sri Lanka Cycling Tour

Sri Lanka Cycling Tour

14 days from $2099 pp

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14 days
Colombo→Negombo→Yapahuwa→Giritale→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Bandarawela→Udawalawa→Mirissa
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Fantastic Sri Lanka Family Vacation

Fantastic Sri Lanka Family Vacation

15 days from $1365 pp

Better known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a beautifully tropical island paradise with many things to do and see for all ages, making for a perfect holiday destination for the whole family. On this special 15-day family trip in Sri Lanka, your family will enjoy a fantastic vacation...

15 days
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