Getting around Kandy
- Private vehicle: Get behind the wheel to drive around the city but do make sure you’ve got the International Driver’s License if not you might not be allowed to rent out a vehicle. If you don’t have one, that’s fine too. Get a local guide to take you around the main attraction and also the hidden gems of Kandy. They will share some local tips and take shortcuts, saving you precious time on the road.
- Local bus: This is a very common mode of travel in Kandy especially amongst the locals. This is mostly since it’s the cheapest way to get around the city. Most buses that go to the outskirts of the city leave from the clock tower making it very convenient for you. You can truly experience traveling like a local too by choosing the bus. Soak in the bustling atmosphere as you travel in Kandy in an open-air bus. Ask your local guide for instructions on routes and you’ll be good to go! If you prefer a more comfortable ride, you could opt for an air-conditioned bus too.
- Railway: If you prefer the scenic route to travel to the nearby cities from Kandy, a train ride is the best option. Make sure you book the tickets in advance because the routes are popular amongst the visitors and locals alike. If you have the option, book the window seat so you can enjoy the panoramic views while traveling or choose to sit on the platform just like how the locals do.