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Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Kandy

Enjoy the temples and other features of Kandy. Travellers to this scenic city praise the gardens, lake and forests. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kandy a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers appreciate the beautiful 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

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 centre.

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

How many holiday accommodation are available around Kandy?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 99 holiday rentals around Kandy. From 27 holiday houses to 6 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kandy is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha: 102 holiday rentals
  • Kandy General Hospital: 102 holiday rentals
  • Ceylon Tea Museum: 99 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital: 102 holiday rentals
  • Dhamma Kuta Vipassana Meditation Centre: 99 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kandy listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 27 Houses in Kandy. Our other popular types of Kandy holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6 holiday houses
  • Villas: 21 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages 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.