Hotels in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

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Kelaniya overview

Kelaniya is known for its temples and monuments. Learn about local heritage at landmarks like Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and St Lucia’s Cathedral. There's plenty to explore, including local sights like 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 map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods 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 downtown 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
Some 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's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 89°F day, 72°F night
  • April-June: 89°F day, 76°F night
  • July-September: 87°F day, 76°F night
  • October-December: 87°F day, 73°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.39 inches
  • April-June: 1.18 inches
  • July-September: 0.71 inches
  • October-December: 1.38 inches