Kandy Tourism

Visit Kandy - Best of Kandy

If you have not yet visited Kandy, you should. It is a well-known destination where tourists flock in every year. You will find a rich history here. The word Kandy was derived from the word ‘Kanda’ and it means hill. This is a commercial city that is bustling with life. Thousands of dancers and drummers take to the streets with ornamented elephants.

Kandy Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Kandy tips for your visit

  • The climate is always in the mind range so, wear comfortable clothing and avoid suits or full covers ups. Usually very casual wear is recommended
  • After 7 PM it is advisable to venture with a guide as the street signs etc can be confusing and you may get lost.
  • Some places may require you to remove shoes for entry. Have a small bag so that you can put your shoes inside the bag and carry in
  • Avoid eating and cut up fruits from vendors. If you really need to buy uncut fruits and ask the vendor to cut it in front of you. Avoid eating open door vendor foods and also way carry a good water bottle around.
  • Traffic can be scary so you much stick to the usual cross over points when crossing the roads.
  • Monkey can be a real nuisance around certain areas so don’t feed them or pet them.
More about Kandy

Facts and Stats for Kandy*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kandy

    Know the pollution level of Kandy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Kandy: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kandy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kandy.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kandy - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.18 (High)
    • Pollution Index 50.86 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 49.67 (High)
    • Health Care Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 26.59 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kandy

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kandy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 19.03 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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