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Kandy

Kandy, the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural heritage and a UNESCO World Heritage city, is nestled among the misty hills in the central region of the island. This historic city, which spans an area of 26.8 square kilometers, is home to approximately 125,400 residents, reflecting a diverse and vibrant community. Kandy is famed for the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, making it a pivotal religious site for Buddhists worldwide. The city's landscape is a picturesque blend of colonial architecture and lush greenery, with the Kandy Lake adding a serene beauty to its urban setting.


The real estate market in Kandy is dynamic, driven by its status as a tourist hotspot and a center for education and culture. The demand for residential properties, holiday homes, and investment properties is on the rise, reflecting the city's growing appeal among both local and international buyers. The blend of modern amenities and the preservation of its rich cultural tapestry makes Kandy a unique place to live, offering a tranquil lifestyle amidst the bustle of city life. Its cool climate, scenic beauty, and historical significance contribute to its charm, making Kandy a prime location for those seeking a blend of tradition and modernity.

Kandy is a city where the past and the present merge seamlessly, offering residents and visitors alike a unique blend of tranquility, beauty, and cultural richness. Its status as a cultural capital, combined with its natural beauty, makes it an attractive location for those looking to immerse themselves in Sri Lanka's heritage while enjoying the comforts of modern living.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by road and rail; the city serves as a major transportation hub in the central region.
tick iconCentral highlands of Sri Lanka, offering a cool climate and scenic landscapes.
tick iconTourism, tea production, and education are key economic drivers.
tick iconAncient capital of the Sinhalese kingdom; retains historical significance with numerous heritage sites.
tick iconRich in historical and cultural heritage, with the Esala Perahera being a major annual cultural event.
tick iconSinhalese-majority city with sizable communities belonging to other ethnic groups, such as Moors and Tamils.

Known Landmarks

  • Kandy Lake

  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

  • Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex

  • Temple of the Tooth Relic

  • Queen's Hotel, Kandy

  • Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

1Colombo - Kandy
9Kataragama - Kandy
12Kandy - Monaragala
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKandy Railway Station
1.8kmMahaiyawa Railway Station
4kmKatugastota Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconUpcoming development of modern apartment complexes and condominiums to meet the rising demand for housing.
tick iconKandy is set to enhance its public transport efficiency with the development of a Multimodal Transport Terminal, integrating bus, rail, and pedestrian pathways​.
tick iconConstruction and introduction of a range of apartment complex and gated community projects such as Digana by CPG, Scottish Island - Digana and Dynasty Residence.
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What’s great here?

tick iconCentral location with easy access to major cities and tourist destinations.
tick iconRegular and express train services, along with several bus routes, link Kandy with Colombo, providing several convenient options for daily commutes and travel​.
tick iconRich cultural scene, numerous dining options, and shopping facilities.
tick iconKandy's cultural scene thrives with its historical significance as the last royal capital and a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, enriching residents' and visitors' experience.
tick iconReasonable access to a wide array of public amenities and services.
tick iconA variety of shopping destinations from modern malls like Kandy City Centre to traditional markets offering local handicrafts and gems.
tick iconConsidered safe with a low crime rate and a strong community feel.
tick iconLush greenery, cooler climate, and preservation of natural and historical sites.
tick iconThe city's landscape is a picturesque blend of colonial architecture and lush greenery, with the Kandy Lake adding a serene beauty to its urban setting.
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What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion in the city center during peak hours and festive seasons.
tick iconA need to expand pedestrian-friendly pathways and public transport options in order to alleviate congestion and promote a more sustainable urban mobility.
tick iconLimited nightlife options compared to Colombo.
tick iconEnhancing recreational facilities in urban areas could improve quality of life and attract more residents and tourists.
tick iconEnhanced street lighting and community policing could further improve safety in less illuminated areas.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.9

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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Rs. 20,899.21 sqft
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