Rodney's View Point

Hewaheta Road Thalwatha, 123/2a, Kandy, 94-081, Sri Lanka
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accomodation in kandy

by alycat

I am a budget traveler, used to traveling in a group, but i will be travelin alone this time round and wanted to know bout cheap accomodation in Colombo. Im willing to shell out 5 to 10 dollars for a day, and by cheap i dont mean a junkyard, like maybe Im looking for a good deal here. Or do any locals offer cheap and neat accomodation. Something i can book in advance before reaching Colombo and dont get looted by agents at the airport. I have an open ticket and might travel in August or december!!

I asked a Sri Lankan VT'er the same question but unfortunely he is too busy. All replies will be really appreciated thnx in advance.

RE: accomodation in kandy

by Whystical

I recently was in Sri Lanka with some friends. We stayed in a YWCA and we visited a YMCA for a meeting. It's cheap, basic, clean accomodation, I don't remember the contact number since a friend organised it but look in a Lonley planet guide and it'll have the Head Quarters listed.
Kate

RE: accomodation in kandy

by Whystical

It seems like you meant Kandy since one of your previous entries was asking about Colombo budget accomodation. Well Kandy has literally hundreds of guesthouses, some of them are just outside Kandy but within walking distance and the walk is really nice in the cool weather. We stayed in Spica Holiday Home (it's on the net), it's run by a retired couple and has the most amazing view since it's on top of a hill. It's quite difficult to find but you can call them up and they can give you directions. As I said before there are many places to stay ranging from a room in someone's house with breakfast and you pay extra for dinner (which is always very good) to luxury hotels and many of them are not in guidebooks or on the internet so whilst you're there you might stumble across something to keep in mind for another trip. I'm not sure when you intend to go, but July/August is near the Kandy festivals so book well in advance.
Hope this helps.

Kate

Travel Tips for Kandy

The gentle ladies

by daryll

I felt like a superstar. The Kandyan are very friendly and gentle, im so pampered with their hospitality. During my road trips, i tend to wave at the locals (saying hello) and they excitedly waving back at us non stop, a welcoming gesture of our arrival

the spice garden

by call_me_rhia

All the way between Kandy and Matale is lined with hundreds and hundreds of spice gardens. They don't have names but numbers: some are big - others small - and i guess that more or less they show the same things. It's interesting to stop at one and learn aboput the plants and spices, and their medicinal uses. You'll also be offered all sorts of teas and drinks, all with a different health purpose. At the end of the visit, still, I could not care much about health, as I ened up buying a frangipane perfume of no medical value whatsoever.

If your journey heading...

by daryll

If your journey heading towards to Kandy, you might suprise to see a very flat mountain along the journey.
It's called the Bible Mountain.
Claim to be the Noah's Ark.

I got the picture this time.

Kiri Muhuda

by call_me_rhia

Kandy Lake is a nice lake to stroll along and around. In the middle there's an artificial little square island with three tall palm trees. it's called Kiri Muhuda, which means the milky ocean. This island was built by the last king of kandy, who kept a pleasure island there.

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The lake

by Charlie_UK

Stretching away from the city centre is Kandy lake, artificially created by the last Kandyan king in 1807, 8 years before the British did what the Portugese and Dutch had failed to do and conquered the hill country. Several local chiefs objected to the use of their men on the project and were promptly executed by being tied to stakes in the middle of the lake as it was filled with water and drowned. The city end is currently disrupted by a major building project, but a walk along the banks away from the centre provides a rare source of peace and calm in a frenetic country.

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