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 features

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)
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 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 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 69 vacation rentals near Kandy. From 24 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kandy for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kandy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kandy. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ceylon Tea Museum: 69 vacation rentals
  • Wales Park: 71 vacation rentals
  • Kandy Clock Tower: 71 vacation rentals
  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya: 71 vacation rentals
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital: 71 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Kandy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 24 Houses in Kandy. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kandy include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Villas: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 11 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kandy?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Kandy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.