Kandy (Pallekelle)

Sport in Kandy

The cricket ground, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (Kandy-Mahiyangane Highway, Pallekelle) is in Pallekelle, a suburb of Kandy. The ground (35,000 capacity) was built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and also hosted 2012 World T20 matches, as well as previously hosting Test matches.

Getting to Kandy

Bus – the Goods Shed bus station is the main port of calls for buses in Kandy, with services to Colombo (4 hours), Negombo (4 hours) and Nuwara Eliya (2 hours).

Train – Kandy has a large train station and is a station along the way on the scenic Colombo to Badulla journey, with stops at Nanu Oya for Nuwara Eliya and Ella.

Where to Stay

Although not the most central in Kandy, My City Hotel was a very modern hotel and was close to the bus and train station.

Rooms from £24 a night. Read other traveller’s reviews and book your stay on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Kandy accommodation by clicking here.


Food & Drink

I can’t recommend anywhere for breakfast or dinner, but if you fancy an ice cream check out Cool Corner which offers the refreshing desert freshly made.

Read other traveller’s reviews of bars and restaurants on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Kandy bars and restaurants by clicking here.

What to do in Kandy

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think much of Kandy. However, it does have a couple of sights to explore:

  • Take a leisurely stroll around Kandy Lake, although watch out for the monkeys and giant monitor lizards!
  • The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is home to the most important Buddhist relic. When visiting, ensure you cover up your legs and shoulders to show your respect.

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