Kandy
in Central Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
7.295 and 80.636 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 7° 17' 43" and E 80° 38' 8"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:51 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:05 am and 6:17 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2020-03-31 07:22:27

Discover Kandy

Kandy in Central Province with it's 111,701 citizens is a city in Sri Lanka about 60 mi (or 96 km) north-east of Colombo, the country's capital city.

Local time in Kandy is now 07:51 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Kandy, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport in a distance of 52 mi (or 84 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Sacred City of Kandy in a distance of 0 mi (or 1 km), East. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kurunegala, Badulla, Ratnapura, Katunayaka and Colombo. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 88 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 39%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 10% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 1st of April 2020

31°C (89 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Overcast clouds, calm.

Thursday, 2nd of April 2020

31°C (89 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Scattered clouds, calm.

Friday, 3rd of April 2020

31°C (89 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Scattered clouds, calm.

Hotels and Places to Stay

The Grand Kandyan

Address
0,5 mi
89/10, Lady Gordon's Drive
20000 Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Kandy City Hotel

Address
0,1 mi
No.37 Yatinuwara Street
Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


THILANKA

Address
0,7 mi
SANGAMITTA MAWATHA
20044 Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Suisse

Address
0,7 mi
30 Sangarraja Mawatha
Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Oak Ray CIty Hotel

Address
0,7 mi
291, Peradeniya Rd
20000 Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Viyana Boutique Hotel

Address
0,7 mi
56, Sri Sangaraja Mawatha
Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Spica Holiday Home

Address
0,6 mi
77/5 Sri Dhamma Siddhi Mawatha
20000 Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Hill Top

Address
0,6 mi
200/21 Bahirawakanda, Peradeniya Road
20000 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Cafe Aroma Inn

Address
0,1 mi
No. 98 Sir Benet De Soyza Street
20000 Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Secret kandy

Address
0,6 mi
25, Lady Gordern's Dr
Kandy
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Kandy Perahera 2014

Published: August 12, 2014
Length: 33:15 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: PL Tours Travels

Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth of Lord Buddha) is the grand festival of the month of August held in Sri Lanka. It is very grand with elegant costumes. Happening in July or August...


Sri Lanka 12 Mercado de Kandy 3 (Kandy market)

Published: January 11, 2015
Length: 10:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Trotamundos

Sri Lanka 12 Mercado de Kandy 3 (Kandy market)


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon, Kandy : Streetlife in the City Center (01)

Published: December 30, 2010
Length: 02:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Snapshot View of one of the streets in the Kandy City Center. Kandy: (Sinhala: මහ නුවර maha nuvara, pronounced [mahaˈnuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி kaṇṭi, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon, Kandy : Umbrella Repair Man

Published: December 30, 2010
Length: 06:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

A man sitting on the side walk of one of the main streets in Kandy Center is repairing umbrellas. During the more rainy season his skills are in increased demand and anyhow in Sri Lanka people...


SRI LANKA KANDY city travelviews 1000 by sabukeralam & travelviewsonline

Published: December 18, 2014
Length: 51:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sabukeralam sabuyohannan

ആശംസകള് നേരുന്നു a travel towards NATURE-പ്രകൃതിയിലേക്ക് ഒരു യാത്ര kerala nature http://travelviews14.blogspot.in/…/mee...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Kandy:Streetlife in the City Center (03)

Published: January 06, 2011
Length: 45:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Snapshot View of one of the streets in the Kandy City Center. Kandy: (Sinhala: මහ නුවර maha nuvara, pronounced [mahaˈnuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி kaṇṭi, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Kandy City Junction Street Life View

Published: October 29, 2013
Length: 07:55 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

One of the main junctions downtown Kandy. How it looks, what people do, and what kind of traffic is passing there.


SRI LANKA KANDY city travelviews 985 by sabukeralam & travelviewsonline

Published: December 18, 2014
Length: 50:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sabukeralam sabuyohannan

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SRI LANKA KANDY city travelviews 983 by sabukeralam & travelviewsonline

Published: December 18, 2014
Length: 57:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sabukeralam sabuyohannan

ആശംസകള് നേരുന്നു a travel towards NATURE-പ്രകൃതിയിലേക്ക് ഒരു യാത്ര kerala nature http://travelviews14.blogspot.in/…/mee...


Kandy Sri Lanka Acme Travels

Published: June 11, 2012
Length: 44:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Acmetravels

Kandy-a major tourist destination-is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Nestled in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, it is located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo. Kandy...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Trinity College, Kandy

Trinity College, Kandy founded in 1872 by Anglican missionaries, is an Independent elite private boys’ school providing primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka. It is widely considered to be the premier private boys' school in Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.30015, 80.6362 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1817, Educational institutions established in 1872, Private schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Kandy, Boarding schools in Sri Lanka, Schools with a Cadet Corps, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Anglican schools in Sri Lanka, Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Trinity College, Kandy

A9 highway (Sri Lanka)

The A9 Highway is a 321-kilometer long highway in Sri Lanka, which connects the central city of Kandy with Jaffna, a city on the northern tip of the island.

Located at 7.29773, 80.6373 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Highways in Sri Lanka, Jaffna District, Transport in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Mahamaya Girls' College, Kandy

Located in the heart of the City of Kandy overlooking the Kandy Lake, Mahamaya Girls’ College is one of Sri Lanka's finest public Buddhist girls' schools. The school is named after Queen Mahamaya, the mother of the Lord Buddha.

Located at 7.2866, 80.6452 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National schools in Sri Lanka, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Kandy, Girls' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1932

Bogambara Prison

The Bogambara Prison is a maximum security prison and is the second largest prison in Sri Lanka. Situated in the old city of Kandy in the Central Province it was built in 1876 by the British colonial government under instructions of Inspector General Of Prisons and Police, N.R. Saunders. The oldest exciting building in world heritage city of Kandy is also inside the Bogambara Prison, and presently it is used as the Carpentry stores. Gallows were shifted from Hangman’s Hill to Bogambara in 1876.

Located at 7.29056, 80.6355 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1876 establishments, Prisons in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Kandy

Bogambara Stadium

Bogambara Stadium is one of the oldest grounds in the country. It is a multi-use stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is currently used mostly for Rugby matches and hosts the games of the Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's.

Located at 7.2888, 80.6354 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sport in Kandy, Football venues in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Kandy

Temple of the Tooth

Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.

Located at 7.29389, 80.6386 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, Buddhist pilgrimages, Landmarks in Kandy, Buildings and structures in Kandy, Kingdom of Kandy

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the king's helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel.

Located at 7.3, 80.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Sri Lanka, Kandy, Kingdom of Kandy

Sri Rahula College Kandy

Sri Rahula College Kandy was established, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by The American Colonel Henry Steel Olcott. It is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools and one of the famous Mixed Colleges in Sri Lanka. Sri Rahula College is a National School, which provides primary and secondary education.

Located at 7.29639, 80.635 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National schools in Sri Lanka, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Schools with a Cadet Corps, Schools in Kandy

Mahaiyawa

Mahaiyawa is a village in Sri Lanka. It is located within Central Province.

Located at 7.3, 80.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Central Province, Sri Lanka, Kandy District

Mahanurora

Mahanurora is a village in Sri Lanka. It is located within Central Province.

Located at 7.3, 80.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Central Province, Sri Lanka

1989 Temple of the Tooth attack

1989 Temple of the Tooth attack is an attack on the Temple of the Tooth Relic, located in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The shrine, which is considered to be important to the Buddhists in Sri Lanka, houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha, and is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. It was attacked on 8 February 1989, allegedly by the armed cadres affiliated to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), a Marxist-Leninist Communist political party in Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.29389, 80.6386 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Riots and civil disorder in Sri Lanka, Politics of Sri Lanka, 1989 in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, 1989 crimes

1998 Temple of the Tooth attack

1998 Temple of the Tooth attack is an attack on the Temple of the Tooth Relic, located in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The shrine, which is considered to be important to the Buddhists in Sri Lanka, houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha, and is also a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

Located at 7.29389, 80.6386 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1998 in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, 1998 crimes, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Terrorism in Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacks in Eelam War III

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kandy.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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