Kandy Highlight

Kandy Tours and Travels

About Kandy

The Hill Capital of Kandy was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is rich in history and culture. Set around an attractive man-made lake in Sri Lanka's scenic hill country, Kandy is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. Its position at an altitude of 500m means Kandy enjoys a cooler and more pleasant temperature than Colombo, its low-lying urban counterpart, and is a good base from which to explore the surrounding Knuckles Range.

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Kandy Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kandy

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Colombo, Caves & Kandy

8 days FROM $1,799
The Kandy Festival | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival

8 days FROM $2,119
Leopard | Yala National Park | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Wild About Sri Lanka

10 days FROM $2,199
Beach and culture holiday | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Buddha and Beach

12 days FROM $2,249
Polonnaruwa | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Delhi to Colombo

15 days FROM $2,789
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Teardrop Isle

5 Days FROM $1,699
Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka Tailored To Suit You

Go Sri Lanka

9 Days FROM $2,829
Beach and culture holiday | Maldives Tailored To Suit You

Sri Lanka + Maldives

10 days FROM $3,329
Beach and culture holiday | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Sri Lanka Unplugged

15 days FROM $4,459
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Kandy Hotels

If you are planning a Kandy holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is the former home of the Dunivila family. Surrounded by gorgeous green hills the grounds boast an outdoor pool and al fresco dining. All rooms are elegantly furnished and have great views over the river. Spread out across three wings, the spacious rooms feature the standard amenities one would expect of a 4 star hotel with a calming design. The hotel offers a range of indoor sports activities including badminton, table tennis and darts, as well as a well equipped gym.

Earl's Regency Kandy

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Earl's Regency is a comfortable and spacious hotel. The large rooms have views over the gardens and mountains, and are tastefully decorated in a neutral palette of cream and wooden furniture. A mix of international and tradition cuisine is available in the two restaurants and the spa has a range of pampering treatments. Following the contours of a natural rock formation, the hotel's outdoor pool is a scenic spot to enjoy a swim overlooking the manicured gardens and surrounding mountain ranges.

Hotel Topaz Kandy

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Topaz is a charming hotel with a stunning roof top view. The elegant rooms are spacious and accentuated with splashes of vibrant colour with private balconies and good facilities. The large outdoor pool is a lovely spot to unwind with far-reaching views of the surrounding hills. Buffet meals can be enjoyed at the hotel's restaurant with theme nights that include Chinese and Mexican cuisine. Guests can also relax in the spa or the TV lounge which stocks a large collection of DVDs.

Mahaweli Reach Hotel Kandy

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Hidden amongst lush green tropical gardens, Mahaweli Reach is a beautiful hotel right on the Mahaweli River. This palatial building houses a good number tastefully furnished rooms all with breath taking views of the river or the gardens. The onsite restaurant features an eclectic mix of cuisines from Sri Lanka to European to Chinese. Those with a sweet tooth should sample the famous Mahaweli cakes! Perfectly located on the river just a few minute’s away from the city of Kandy.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Kandy Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kandy.

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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