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Kandy is a city located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and is the second largest city after the national capital city of Colombo. Kandy lies in the middle of hills of the Kandy Plateau and comprises an area of tropical plantations of mainly tea. Kandy is a key tourism destination of Sri Lanka and is the site of the famous Buddhist temple – The Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the important religious site in the Buddhist world. The temple is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
Kandy is often considered as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka and was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the presence of The Temple of Tooth Relic, an important Buddhist monastery complex. The city has a compact centre enclaved by a tropical rain forest and hills on all sides. The region is host to several exotic animal and plant species. Despite being compact, Kandy offers a lot from shopping to delicious bakeries and restaurants to quick gateways to nature.
Kandy enjoys a tropical climate which is pleasant in nature due to a combination of the tropics and the altitude of the city. It receives rains from May to July and December to January as part of the monsoon weather pattern. The best time to visit Kandy is from August to November and February to April. Average daily temperature ranges in between 22 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius.
The airport in Kandy is under construction and the nearest international airport in the Bandaranaike International Airport located in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and is around 130 kilometres from Kandy. Regular airport taxis, air-conditioned buses and trains are also available from the airport to Kandy. There is also a floating plane service operated by Sri Lankan Airlines and is the latest mode of transport from Colombo to Kandy. The road and train journey passes through beautiful countryside and scenic landscapes.
Kandy flights are not available as of now as the airport in Kandy is still under construction. The nearest airport is Colombo International Airport and is the primary hub of international air traffic is the country. Colombo flights are available widely. Check out online on the best airfare to Colombo and get the cheapest airfare to Colombo. Looking for Kandy flights, check out HolidayMe website and look out for Colombo flights.