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Air pollution in Kandy

hants UK
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Air pollution in Kandy

Hi, we will be in Kandy for 2 nights in January. We have read about the air pollution. How for out do we need to stay so as to avoid this, please? Any advice / suggestions gratefully received. Thank you.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

It is not that bad to be scared. Except in the centre of the town during rush hour. Still it is not unbearable IMO

Most hotels may not get affected except Qeens hotel which is in the heat of the town

Rgds

Edited: 03 September 2017, 18:59
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Any hotel not around the city center would do and most hotels are up in the hills so should be good

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Hi,

Fact is no need to be scared too much, and any hotel bit away from busy city is good. Have a look at TA about Hotels in Kandy and their locations.

Cheers!

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

This is what you probably heard about

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As advised above, the hotels in the hills ought to have nicer air.

hants UK
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5. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Thank you. I hadn't seen this. My initial concerns were due to an article in Ceylon Today earlier in the year. I appreciate the responses given so we will look for a place to stay following the advice. Vicky

London, United...
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6. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

It is terrible . We travelled I n a tuc tuc and feel ill . Never again !

hants UK
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7. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Thank you, we head out tomorrow, we will only be there of 2 nights but not looking forward to it. Hope you recover quickly.

Chandigarh, India
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8. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

I was there yesterday and believe me it was better then my hometown. The air smelled pure.

Book any of the hotels near the kandy viewpoint and you should just be fine.

Toronto
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9. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Compared to any city in India or China it is absolutely pristine.

Auckland, New...
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10. Re: Air pollution in Kandy

Hi there, my first post on Sri Lanka forum as looking at going in a couple of months - so I'm just wondering how long the air polution sticks around for in Kandy. Would love to hear from someone?

Thanks so much, Victoria

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