Dangers & Annoyances

  • The back alleys of the town centre are worth avoiding after dark as they are the natural habitat of drunks and shady characters.
  • Solo women travellers are sometimes hassled around the lakeside at dusk and after dark. Get a three-wheeler back to your guesthouse to keep safe.

Internet Access

Virtually every hotel and guesthouse, and many cafes, have wi-fi access.


The following banks all have ATMs and exchange facilities:

Bank of Ceylon

Commercial Bank

Hatton National Bank



The main post office is opposite the train station. A more central post office is at the intersection of Kande Vidiya and DS Senanayake Vidiya.

Tourist Information

Cultural Triangle Office Information on the cultural triangle sites (including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla) as well as Kandy's attractions. It's located in a colonial building near the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Note that there are no longer any cultural triangle tickets for sale.

Kandy Tourist Information Center The main tourist office is right by the clock tower bus stop. Staff have a few leaflets to dispense and can help with train and dance performance schedules.