Frequently asked questions about Kandy

Here are some quick questions answered on Kandy

Frequently asked questions about Colombo:

When is the best time to visit Kandy?

Kandy is accessible throughout the year.

What kind of weather can I expect in Kandy?

Kandy mornings are generally cool but the days vary through the year. The south-west monsoon can bring rain between May and September.

Do I need to wear any specific clothing to enter temples and monuments?

Everyone is expected to dress respectfully. Legs should be covered, as should shoulders (short-sleeve blouses and shirts are acceptable). No hats or footwear are allowed inside the temple.

What languages are spoken in Kandy?

English, Sinhala and Tamil

What is the currency used in Kandy?

Sri Lankan rupees (LKR), USD, Euros and Sterling are also accepted in hotels and the bigger shops.

What kind of food can I expect in Kandy?

There is an extensive array of local cuisine. Hotels usually offer Sri Lankan and Continental options. A few hotels offer Chinese and/or Thai. The major fast food chains all have outlets in Kandy.

What safety issues do I need to be aware of?

Don’t get too close to the elephants during the Kandy Esala Perahera.

Is WIFI freely available in Kandy?

All &Beyond preferred properties and many restaurants have WIFI.

Are banks and ATM’s freely accessible in Kandy?

Yes, they are freely accessible.


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