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    • A travel itinerary for a 6 day vacation

      Sri Lanka Jan 16, 2015 at 6:44 AM

      Hi!!

      My 70 yr old parents in law are travelling to Sri Lanka in March 2015. Any recommendations for an easy paced holiday? I'm considering a beach resort (3/4 star) and a city.

      The hotel/resort should have some restaurants/shopping at walking distance. I'm only aware of Bentota as a beach resort, can you recommend any others that fit the bill?

      Also the other city break- Colombo or Kandy? Pros and cons of both would be much appreciated.....

      Thanks so much, in advance!

      Cheers!
      Sangeeta

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    • Esala Perahera Festival

      Sri Lanka Jan 25, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      How much time should one give to seeing this festival? Is the last day 'a must see', or are the other days just as eventful. I am limited on the time in Sri Lanka as I plan to go to Nepal after.

      Any opinions and advice are greatly appreciated.

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      3 days in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Jan 4, 2015 at 3:33 AM

      Hi all,

      My boyfriend and I are heading to Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks but are unsure as to where to go in that time. I have been to Kandy etc but he's never been before. We were thinking the South East Coast but are unsure which part. Do we have time to go as far south as Galle or Bentota? We will have 3 days ie landing at 4am on the Friday morning and departing 7pm on the Sunday night.

      I would love to see the fishermen on the stilts as well as the turtle hatchery etc. No strict must sees though as we'll just be there to relax, eat and soak up the culture.

      Many thanks, Natalie

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      Sri Lanka Tour

      Sri Lanka Jan 19, 2015 at 7:44 AM

      I'm planning a 10-days tour of Sri Lanka. Which place should I visit and how to travel from place to place?
      Thank you!!

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    • Finding a driver/guide for Cultural Triangle trip

      Sri Lanka Jan 14, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      How to find a reliable and honest driver/guide for pick up in Kandy (3 adults), then 3 nights based at Habarana for touring to Sirigiya/Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa before returning to Kandy on day 4. We are happy to book our own accommodation. Need someone with good English, and a knowledgeable and safe driver who can take us to the 'must see' places please. Thanks for any advice.

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    • ayurveda hotel

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      hello!!!! can you suggest any hotel offering ayurveda treatments. no touristy big hotel please.thank you

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    • Hotel near the airport in Colombo

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Upon our arrival in Sri Lanka I would like to book a hotel near the Colombo airport for the first night and the night before we depart. Any recommendations, and are there any hotels that provide free transportation from the airport to their hotel?

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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      Sigiriya Jan 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Hi can anyone advise me, how much I should expect to pay for a driver from Colombo to Sigiriya and back on the same day? Leaving at about 5am in the morning. I was told it is doable and was quoted, 13,500 Rupees. I was also quoted 5000 Rupees for a driver for a day by someone else but the Sigiriya trip may be considered a bit longer than a standard "day". How does the price sound? Too expensive or reasonable?

      Thanks.

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    • travel to Kandy

      Sri Lanka Jan 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      is there an inexpensive minivan shuttle, or way to share a taxi from the airport near colombo to Kandy ?

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    • Finding accommodation

      Sri Lanka Jan 15, 2015 at 2:51 AM

      We are travelling to Sri Lanka in February and have accommodation arranged in Colombo for the first couple of nights. We like to keep our options open when travelling rather than book accommodation in advance. This worked well for us in Costa Rica last year. Is it easy to find guest houses at short notice whilst travelling around? We will probably use public transport where possible and maybe hire a car and driver for more remote places. Thanks.

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      Is is safe to travel alone as a 21 girl

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM

      Hello everyone,

       

      I would like to travel 3 weeks in sri lanka from jan. to feb. alone.

      I have seen this kind of question before but it was asked in 2004.

      I would like to have some updated news, thank you so much!

      Generally, during the day (i don't go out alone midnight), is it safe for public transportation, tourist places,,,etc.

       

      cheers,

      sherry

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      watch sri lanka vs england cricket

      Kandy Dec 12, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Will be in kandy , willing to watch Sri Lankan VS England cricket match.Anybody there?

      1 Answer Dec 22, 2014 at 3:56 AM
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      Tea Plantations

      Nuwara Eliya Oct 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      I am visiting Sri Lanka in a few weeks & intend on spending a day in Nuwara Eliya whilst there. This will no doubt be one of the highlights of the trip because I am a lover of tea from all over the world. I am looking at visiting a tea Planation/factory and would like the experience to pick my own, but am struggling to find anywhere that offers this. Can anyone advise as to where I can go to enable me to do all of this?

      2 Answers Oct 4, 2014 at 11:17 PM
    • is there a dress code or anything we should not wear?

      Dambulla Jul 28, 2014 at 5:12 AM

      Is there a dress code or are people allowed to wear shorts?

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM
    • Negombo to Dambulla

      Dambulla Jul 28, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Hi, I would like to know the best way to go from Negombo (airport) to Dambulla.
      Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 5:24 AM
    • Bus from Dambulla to Kandy at night

      Dambulla Jun 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Hi,

      Does anybody know when does the last bus to Kandy leave from Dambulla?

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 5:10 AM
    • Cheap accommodation in Kandy

      Kandy Mar 3, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      Hi All,

      I'm from Australia and looking for some budget accommodation in Kandy Sri Lanka. was going through most travel sites and narrowed down to a few. I was wondering if anyone has stayed at this place called Sedevo Chalets? They offer private bungalows and looks pretty decent. Or what other place/s would you recommend with similar setup?
      Thanks
      Alicia

      9 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM
    • bus from dambulla to colombo fort

      Dambulla Feb 9, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      Is i possible to take a direct bus from Sigiriya or Dambulla to Colombo Fort station? I have tried to find a bus plan, but did not succeed. It looks as if we maybe can grab a bus passing through from Trincomalee ? If this is correct, what time, and how often do the bus stop in Dambulla and what is the driving time to Colombo approxemately ? (We are planning to travel to Bentota by train the same day). Hope someone can help with information

      7 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 7:55 PM
    • bus time from nuwara eliya to kandy

      Nuwara Eliya Jan 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM

      Anyone know about what time starting bus from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy(ruote47)???
      I can't find anything in the web

      7 Answers Feb 2, 2014 at 2:18 AM
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      Travelling on...

      Kandy Jan 2, 2014 at 4:09 AM

      Hi, I will be in kandy from tomorrow (fri 3rd jan) until sun (5th jan)
      Is anyone in the area at the same time who wants to share travel costs towards the east coast??

      3 Answers Jan 3, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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      Day trip to Dambulla

      Dambulla Dec 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      What is the best way to do a day trip to Dambulla from Colombo? I will only be in the country for two days and want to spend a full day in Colombo. Is train + bus from a nearby station a good idea? Obviously, speed is a concern although I do not mind leaving Colombo early and returning in the evening. I will be there in March, if that makes a difference. Ideas and prices are much appreciated.

      5 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • Dambulla caves visit time

      Dambulla Nov 6, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      How long it takes to go through all the 5 caves .is 2 hours sufficent.

      4 Answers Nov 7, 2013 at 4:42 AM
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      Kandy to Trinco Bus

      Central Province Nov 5, 2013 at 6:10 AM

      Any Night or Day Bus Service from Kandy To Trinco

      2 Answers Nov 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM
    • How do I book the Observation Car for the Kandy to Colombo Trains?

      Kandy Nov 3, 2013 at 2:22 AM

      I know I cannot book the Observation Car until 10 days prior but do I have to be in SL to do this? Someone told me you can only do it from within the country? And how do I go about it? I want to travel on Nov 18 and I expect it to get booked up fast with the Com Conf on at the same time.

      5 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • 2 days in Kandy - what to do?

      Kandy Oct 24, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      I'm the outdoorsy type not the shopper and temple worshipper. Would appreciate best advice since the rest of my time in Sri Lanka is down in Galle. Only 2 days in the hills :-((
      Thanks! Rachel

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • immigration & emigration clearance

      Kandy Aug 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      sir, I came from kuwait on termination of my housemaid visa. Now I plan to go kuwait again on receiving new visa from kuwait ministry so please inform me the total cost of expenditure for the following :-

      1. Police clearance -
      2. Insurance cost & validity period -
      3. medical expense -
      4. making new passport -
      5. Travel agency commision for the above formalities -

      3 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    • Esala Perahera

      Kandy Jul 21, 2013 at 6:24 AM

      Can anybody offer us some advice on attending the above festival. We will be staying in Beruwala from 10th August until the 24th August 2013, but fancy travelling to Kandy for the above festival and staying for one night. We would like to know what date would be the best to go, where we could stay for the night, and how to go about booking seats to watch. Also, it would be nice to know whether there are any places we could stop off at along the journey from Beruwala to Kandy. We will be travelling with our teenage son, so anywhere we stay would need to be child friendly.

      Any advice would be welcome.
      Thanks
      Kaley and Steve

      4 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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      Kandy Perahera/August

      Kandy Feb 28, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      Hi

      I will be in Kandy on 17 August. It will be the date of the Kandy 3rd Randoli Perahera festival.

      I'll be staying in the hotel Amaya Hills and need information on how to go/and return from the hotel to the place of Kandy Perahera.

      It is also necessary to pay a ticket or is a public event?

      I appreciate any information

      8 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    • Best Area/ Family Hotel to stay in Nuwara Eliya

      Nuwara Eliya Jan 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Hi, we are three adults traveling to Nuwara Eliya. Which would be the best area to stay in Nuwara Eliya? We are looking out for hotels in the range of 7000 - 12000 lankan rupees per night.

      Please share your suggestions.

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2013 at 3:31 AM
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      Turning up in Kandy

      Kandy Jan 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      Hi,

      I will be turning up in Kandy on Thursday or Friday. A solo backpacker, I would like to find a place for around10 or less per night...I dont mind if I have to sleep with monkeys :) Are there beds for that price and within walking from the train station,

      Thanks,

      Paul Holmes. UK

      3 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    • Travelling around hill country and to the south

      Nuwara Eliya Nov 26, 2012 at 4:48 AM

      Hi hi,

      I am a backpacker heading to Sri Lanka in a week's time. What would be the recommended itinerary? I will be staying in Negombo before heading to kandy and then to the hill country. i would like to be able to go horton plains and adam's peak. How many days would be sufficient to go around the hill country and where else would be recommended to go?

      After the hill country, i would like to head down to the beaches in the south. i heard that mirissa and unawatuna should not be missed. how do i go about arriving at any of these destinations from the hill country? are there public transport available and how long would the journey take?

      Thank you.... : )

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM
    • Self drive hire Kandy

      Kandy Aug 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      Hey,

      After doing (self drive) the A2 from Colombo to Matara and back, we took the train to Kandy, where we are now.

      We would like to explore the central province also by self drive but we find it quite hard (read: impossible) to find a rental car. Because I'm 6'8'' a small car doesn't fit.... (However I'm not looking for a SUV in particular.)

      Does somebody already rented a self drive car in Kandy? Where was the car rented? Was the car, the service and the price ok?

      We are hoping for some quick responses because we are only staying here until Saterday (We would like to rent from wednesday to Saterday).

      Looking forward to your feedback.

      Greetings,

      CG&KC

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      Kandy driver hire

      Kandy Mar 16, 2012 at 3:39 AM

      Hi all,

      I know this might be attracting a lot of seller replies.

      I need to go from Kandy down to Mirissa (Matara) and I know there is no train service anymore. Can you advise on cars/drivers to hire?

      How much would this cost me?

      I'm currently being quoted by Red Dot tours nearly200...!

      6 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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      visiting Kandy

      Kandy Nov 1, 2011 at 4:24 AM

      Hi,
      i plan to visit Srilanka in Nov end.

      suggest a itenerary.

      Sanjay Waghela

    • Gregory Lake and other places

      Nuwara Eliya Sep 29, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      We would be staying at Grand Hotel. How far is Gregory Lake from the hotel ? Any other places within walking distance from this hotel ?

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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      Train to Nano Oya for Nuwara Eliya

      Kandy Aug 8, 2011 at 7:05 AM

      I've looked at the schedules and it looks like you can go direct from Colombo, but not from Kandy to Nano Oya, is that right?

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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      Travel time to Nuwara Eliya

      Nuwara Eliya Jun 8, 2011 at 6:09 PM

      How long does a car journey take from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya (and also from Nuwara Eliya down to a) Bentota and b)Unawatuna?

      4 Answers Jun 9, 2011 at 8:53 AM
    • Transportation cost from Colombo airport to Nuwara Eliya, St. Andrews Jetwing Hotel

      Nuwara Eliya Mar 21, 2011 at 1:40 AM

      Please give me idea as i will be traveling with my wife. Suggest me a safe mode of transportation of the location mentioned in the subject. Also, return from the St.Andrew hotel to Colombo Hotel?

      6 Answers Mar 24, 2011 at 9:29 PM
    • cheap halal food in nuwara eliya?

      Nuwara Eliya Mar 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM

      Can any one tell me the places where cheap food is available ? i am traveling with my wife, and i am muslim so i will be needing halal food.
      Or can you suggest what is the average price per meal per person in nuuwara eliya?

      Many thanks

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM
    • Kandy Perahara

      Kandy May 29, 2010 at 3:32 AM

      Hi,
      Im wondering, if someone can tell me what time Kandy Perahara starts? And also what's the best place to watch it without being pushed around..

      Is it hard to find accommodation in Kandy around that time?

      11 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    • Travel tups to Kandy

      Kandy Mar 22, 2010 at 6:12 AM

      Hello,

      My fiance and I are travelling around Sri Lanka and want to get to Kandy from Kalamatiya, which is close to Tangalle. We are open to train travel or car hire but want to do the quickest as we would like to spend some quality time in Kandy but have only one night there.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks,

      Lucy

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM