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    • Looking for a couple people to join us the road from Airport to Tangalle

      Sri Lanka Nov 19, 2015 at 12:51 AM

      Hello everybody! We're going to visit this amazing country on November, 30th. Looking for a couple people to get from Airport to Tangalle together to reduce the price for taxi. Who wants to join us, please write me. Our arrival Dec 30, 8.30 a.m.

    • From Wellawaya(or Ella) to Unawatuna ?

      Sri Lanka Oct 31, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Hi I want to go to Unawatuna from Wellawaya. I know there is a bus. But I cannot find the bus time and bus station online . Is any one know the station and bus timetable? I really appreciate it !!!!

    • Nature itinerary

      Sri Lanka Nov 17, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Hi everyone please have a look at our route, we have 12 days and our interest is birdwatching and a bit of culture. Doable? We're going to hire a driver, try and see as much as we can but don't want to be driving everyday:
      SIGIRIYA (2 nights), KANDY (1 night), KITULGALA (1 night), NUWARA ELIYA (2 nights), TISSAMHARAMA (2 nights), SINHARAJA (2 nights), MIRISSA or UNAWATUNA (2 nights).

    • itinerary,pinnawala,dambulla,sigiriya,polonnaruwa Kandy

      Sri Lanka Nov 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      I will be travelling from Negombo to Kandy and want to visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawala,caves temples at Dambulla, Sigiriya rock and polonnaruwa. How much time should I allow for this. I had thought to leave Negombo early morning,stopping off at pinnawala and then heading onto dambulla and visiting the caves in the evening.staying over in Dambulla (?) then visiting the rock on the way to Kandy. I am not sure where polonnaruwa fits into this, whether i can fit this in before setting off for Kandy from Dambullal or as a day trip from Kandy.Any help would be appreciated.I will probably use taxi for transport between the main places.
      Thanks Gill

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      Bus Bandarawela to Matara

      Bandarawela Nov 4, 2015 at 7:10 AM

      Is it possible to book bus ticket in advance ? Planning trip to Srilanka during Feb . Lone traveller. Is bus journey safe ?

    • bandaranayake airport to negombo beach

      Negombo Nov 9, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      how to get to negombo beach area from bandaranayake airport by bus

    • how many steps

      Mihintale Nov 6, 2015 at 9:14 PM

      how long does it take to walk up the many steps to the rock? thanks from Leanne

    • Inquiry of visit plan

      Colombo Oct 30, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      Hi there,
      I'm visiting Sri Lanka in April 2016. My goal is visiting certain temples in Kandy and Anuradhapura and sightseeing if possible. I will arrive at BIA and spend three nights on the island before leaving it at BIA by noon on my last day.
      So, I ask you to help me make my plan. PLEASE.

      1. I will arrive at the Bandaraneiyake International Airport by 3 p.m.
      Then, I would like to go on the trip to either Kandy or Anuradhapura and stay a night there.(Visiting a te,ple in the morning)

      2. Next day to Anuradhapura or Kandy and spend a night there as well.

      3. Lastly, it's heading to Colombo or Negombo for the last night before taking a noon flight from BIA.
      I need your suggestion and more information about tranportation before booking hotels.
      Thank you so much.

    • 6 days itinerary for Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Oct 31, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Hi all!

      2 of us are taking a trip to Sri Lanka in November this year for 6 days. After going through several travel blogs and reviews, I have finalised an itinerary such as this one which has a mix of nature, culture and wildlife. We do not want to stay too long at each place and would like to cover more at a reasonable pace with a rented car+driver arrangement.

      Any help / inputs on this will be much appreciated! Also mainly want to decide between Knuckles and World's End (for a day hike, knowing the entry fee differs a lot).


      Day 1 : Negombo - arrive at dawn and head to Pinnewala (drive 2 Hrs) - spend some time, leave for Kandy (drive 1.5 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 2: Kandy - day trips to Dambulla (drive 2.5 Hrs) Sacred Tooth Temple, Kandyan dance performance), Dambulla and Sigiriya (drive 30 mins) Rock Fortress, head to Polonnaruwa (1.5 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 3: Day in Polonnaruwa, then head to Knuckles (drive 3 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 4: Knuckles day hike, stay overnight

      Day 5: Leave for Mirissa (drive 6 Hrs!!!), stay overnight

      Day 6: Day trip to Galle (drive 1 Hr), move on to Colombo (drive 2 Hrs) and return to Negombo for the flight back


      Instead of Knuckles, head to Nuwara Eliya

      Nuwara Eliya - 2 days

      - Train from Kandy to Nanu Oya and then Nanu Oya to Ella

      - World’s End hike

      Thanks a ton in advance for your help!

    • Driver Hire

      Sri Lanka Nov 12, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      We are planning a 2 week trip in Feb next year and would like to hire a driver/guide. We would like to do a mix of activities i.e. some birdwatching, nature walks, and a few cultural sights. Can anyone recommend a good english-speaking driver?

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      Transport bus

      Kandy Oct 18, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      Can I catch a bus from kandy to the elephant orphanage in pinnewala which I guess is the cheapest option?

      7 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 3:55 AM
    • Transportation

      Kandy Oct 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      I am in Kandy. I want to know how much to pay for a taxi or a car in Kandy. I need contact numbers and references for good tour and transport operators in Kandy. Would it be wise to take the car to Nuwarara Elliya for sightseeing and retain the car for a night and then come back to Kandy in the same car.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM
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      Looking for people as I'm traveling alone

      Kandy Jun 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I will be in kandy Friday 12 June 15,is any one available to do together some trip as I'm alone

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2015 at 3:43 AM
    • Temperature in Kandy

      Kandy Mar 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      Planning to travel to Colombo and Kandy in May, from South India with my infant baby. Will the weather be too cold for the baby? He is not used to temperatures below 25 degrees. Thanks!

      6 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 1:32 PM
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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
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      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.

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

      Dambulla Jun 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM


      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?

      9 Answers Mar 30, 2015 at 11:35 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.
      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


      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


      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,


      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


      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.



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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

      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