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Kelaniya overview

Kelaniya is known for its temples and monuments. Learn about local heritage at landmarks, such as Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and St Lucia’s Cathedral. There's plenty to explore, including local sights such as Sugathadasa Stadium and R. Premadasa Stadium. Whatever you're into, Kelaniya has something for you.

Where to stay in Kelaniya

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kelaniya has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kelaniya with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Kelaniya hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kelaniya hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kelaniya

Fly in to Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from central Kelaniya.

What to see around Kelaniya

If you're interested in monuments or temples, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
  • • St Lucia’s Cathedral
  • • Wolvendaal Church
  • • Grand Mosque of Colombo
  • • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Sugathadasa Stadium
  • • R. Premadasa Stadium
  • • St Anthony’s Church
  • • Elphinstone Theatre
  • • Diyatha Uyana

When to visit Kelaniya

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 32°C day, 22°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 24°C night
  • July-September: 30°C day, 24°C night
  • October-December: 31°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 10 cm
  • April-June: 30 cm
  • July-September: 18 cm
  • October-December: 35 cm