Kandy, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kandy, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Kandy, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kandy, Sri Lanka

Based on the climate and weather in Kandy, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kandy, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kandy, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Kandy, Sri Lanka by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Kandy in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

February here is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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March

March in Kandy is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

If you go to Kandy in April, you will notice that it is really hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Kandy in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Kandy in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Kandy in July, you will notice that it is hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

If you are traveling to Kandy in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

Traveling to Kandy in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

December is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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Activities for Kandy, Sri Lanka

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kandy.

If you want to visit the beautiful St. Paul Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you visit a temple, such as Temple of the Tooth, wear:

If you visit the World Buddhist Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Royal Palace of Kandy, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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