Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (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.

The ground has a large stand at one end, with a grass bank completing the rest of the bowl. The two ends are known as the Hunnasgiriya End and Rikillagaskada End.

Tenants: Sri Lanka Cricket

Opened: 2009

Capacity: 35,000

Address: Kandy-Mahiyangane Highway, Pallekelle


Location & Travel to Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

The ground is located in Pallekele, a suburb of the city of Kandy, approximately 15km east, with a taxi or tuk-tuk the easiest way to access.

Airport: The closest international airport is in Colombo, 116km away from Pallekelle.

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Bus: Buses go from Kandy to Pallekele, with the BOI bus stop a 10 minute walk from the stadium. The Goods Shed bus station is the main port of calls for buses in Kandy, with other services to Colombo (4 hours), Negombo (4 hours) and Nuwara Eliya (2 hours).

Train: The closest station is in Kandy, which is a station along the way between the scenic Colombo to Badulla journey, with stops at Nanu Oya for Nuwara Eliya and Ella.


Where to Stay in Kandy

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.


Where to eat/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.


Further Information

Sports Tourist Kandy City Guide

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