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    • Sri Lanka in July - who wants to join us?

      Sri Lanka Apr 16, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all we are 40+ couple from Poland and we will be in Sri Lanka from the 1st of July till 23rd. We plan to make a tour during the first 6 days and than go to the East and stay there two remaining weeks. We are looking for company to join us in our trip. Let me know if interested :)

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    • modes of travel in srilanka

      Bentota Mar 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy

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    • A swimwear/ bikini shop in Unawatuna

      Unawatuna Apr 8, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Hi, I am arriving from Rishikesh, in north India. Are there any shops close by Unawatuna for swimwear?

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    • List of Halal food in Sri lanka

      Sri Lanka Mar 31, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I'll be travelling in sri lanka soon. Therefore would be glad if anyone could share the list of halal eateries that they have been to. Especially to this following places:
      - pollonuwara
      - nuwara eliya
      - hambantuta
      - galle
      - colombo

      Appreciate your kind help.

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    • August Itinerary - HELP NEEDED

      Sri Lanka Apr 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Hello all. I am planning a 15 day trip in August for myself and my boyfriend (both mid 20s). Please can you let me know your thoughts on whether it's feasible (or if we're missing something important?). We want a good balance of beach, exploring local cultures & authentic food. Our priorities are at least one beautiful beach resort (weather permitting) with luxury accommodation, one safari experience (with tree hut lodge stays), and some great local food / markets. We would enjoy some evening nightlife for some of the trip too. Our plan so far is:

      Colombo - head straight to Negombo for 2 nights
      Kandy for 3 nights
      Nuwara Eliya for 2 nights
      Yala National Park for 2 nights
      Ella for 1 night
      Beach Resort (Tangalle / Mirissa) for 4 nights
      Galle for 1 night
      Train to Colombo for flight home

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    • Airport shuttle

      Bentota Mar 28, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      Can anyone suggest a good taxi firm that runs a service from Bentota to Colombo airport?

      Thanks

      Gary

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    • modes of travel in srilanka

      Bentota Mar 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy

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    • Best non-surf beach in September

      Southern Province Yesterday

      We're going to be in Sri Lanka in September and we're looking for a beach that is not too rough to spend about 5 days. This is the 'nicer' part of our trip, so we're looking for somewhere nice to stay (though not necessarily a resort, smaller more boutiquey places are our preference). We've been looking at Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa... but a bit confused as to which one would be best for us ...

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    • tsunami warning system in sri lanka

      Sri Lanka Apr 18, 2014 at 12:57 AM

      Hi,
      Sri Lanka cost have a risk of tsunami wave. My question cencern local warning system. If in case of any risk I can expect worning, early enough to escape on any safe place?
      ZN

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    • Sri Lanka travel itinerary

      Sri Lanka Apr 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      Hi guys! I know am asking a very vague question but could help me in planning itinerary for my expected tour to Sri Lanka.

      Am looking to travel there sometime in Jan or Feb 2015 (I know I have started planning to early), I searched various travel sites and most of them have similar itinerary as below:
      Day 01 : Colombo - Kelaniya - Colombo
      Day 02 : Colombo - Pinnawala - Dambulla
      Day 03 : Dambulla - Sigiriya - Matale - Kandy
      Day 04 : Kandy - Peradeniya - Kandy
      Day 05 : Kandy - Hakgala - Nuwara Eliya
      Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya - Bentota
      Day 07 : Bentota - Departure from Colombo

      I don't know much about the country, so am not sure if the above cities/places and days are enough to see Sri Lanka. Can someone help me.

      Also noticed that no company includes Jaffna. I would like to visit as have heard a lot about it but is it advisable to go there?

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    • route question

      Polonnaruwa Jan 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      can i take bus from colombo to polonnaruwa? which bus? where? how long?

      3 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 4:30 AM
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      from Colombo airport to Sigiriya by hired car

      Sigiriya Jan 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      How long would it take to get from the airport to Sigiriya by taxi? Also how much money?
      Thanks a lot.

      5 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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      Transportation within Sigririya

      Sigiriya Sep 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      If we don't drive, is it easy to move around within the area?

      5 Answers Sep 16, 2013 at 2:09 AM
    • sigiriya fort..

      Sigiriya Jul 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Can I take my 10 months old kid on the top of sigiriya fort.?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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      wasps at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Apr 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      Hello
      Basic question, is there still a wasp nest at Sigiriya?
      If so, what about the location, could this pose a risk to the public?
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    • AC Bus from Colombo Airport/City to Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Jul 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      Hi everybody,
      My plane will arrive at 8 am at Colombo Airport and I wanted go directly by bus to Polonnaruwa, which would be convenient as first step as I would like to start my visit with the Cultural Triangle.
      However, I've read on this forum that it was not advisable as it is a very long trip (7 hours?) with many people standing in the bus.
      1) Would you advise to go directly to Polonnaruwa by bus?
      2) Are there any AC buses going directly from Katunayake bus station to Polonnaruwa and how long would it take ? or do I have to go to Colombo City first?
      3) From Colombo City, are there often AC buses to Polonnaruwa with chances to have a seat?
      4) How long takes the bus n°187 from Katunayake bus station to Colombo City at about 9 am?
      Thanks in advance for your answers.

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM
    • senior travel at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Nov 14, 2010 at 4:19 AM

      I am organizing a trip for my parents to Sri Lanka. I am wondering if it is reasonable to take them to Sigiriya. If they get tired and cant make it to the top, will there be things to see along the way which make it worthwhile?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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      type of plug

      Sigiriya Nov 1, 2010 at 9:42 AM

      I'm trying to find out what type of plug adaptor I will need for Sri Lanka. I've looked on the internet but have seen conflicting information. Some say Sri Lanka uses the same as England,(i know the voltage is the same) some say it's the same as the old style English plug and some say it's the same as they use in India. Does anyone know?

      4 Answers Nov 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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      Catch train at Veyangoda

      Anuradhapura Sep 27, 2010 at 2:59 AM

      Could anyone confirm whether my travel idea is achievable? It goes like this:
      Land at Sri Lanka Int Airport, travel to Veyangoda by taxi & then catch the train to Anuradhapura.
      Thanks
      Rob

      7 Answers Sep 20, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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      Driver from Bandaranike Int. airport to Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

      Is it possible to hire a driver & car to get from the International Airport to take us to Anuradhapura? If its possible does anyone know what the average costs are?
      Thanks
      Rob

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    • Accomodation in Sigiriya

      Sigiriya Jun 27, 2010 at 12:45 AM

      Hello,

      we are coming to Sigiriya around 22. July. Do you think we need to book accomodation in advance or can we count on some available rooms when we show up?

      Is there some accomodation where we can book via internet or at least arrange booking by email? I haven't found anything yet.

      We are looking for a budget accomodation and didn't find any hostels in Sigiriya. If there's anything in Dambulla of that kind it's fine with us, too.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM
    • Devi Tourist Home contact details?

      Polonnaruwa Jun 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

      Does anyone out there have an e-mail address or any contact details for the Devi Tourist Home in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka,
      Kind Regards,
      Mark and Donna.

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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      hotel sigiriya meal prices

      Sigiriya Jun 5, 2010 at 1:04 PM

      We are due to stay at the hotel Sigiriya in December on a half board basis. Does anyone know how much we should expect to pay for lunch and drinks from the bars?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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      weather near Sigiriya in December/ January

      Sigiriya Aug 29, 2007 at 11:16 PM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a group trip to the area that Sigiriya is located in. How is the weather there during this time?

      I have not been back to Sri Lanka in more than a decade, so I'm excited to go.

      thanks

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    • transportation in sri lanka

      Sigiriya Jan 30, 2006 at 7:09 PM

      do u know anyone who can take us around sri lanka? cheap only. we dont care if the car has no air con

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2006 at 2:17 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 23, 2005 at 6:01 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2005 at 3:12 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 8:47 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2005 at 12:20 PM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 4:18 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

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      Central Bus Stand in Colombo?

      North Central Province Jun 13, 2005 at 11:09 AM

      Dear friends who know Sri Lanka well,

      Could anyone tell me how long (time)and how much($) it takes to get from the Colombo International Airport to the Central Bus Stand?

      What district of Colombo is the Bus Stand in? in Colombo 1 or 2 or 3 or…?

      And can I get to Kegalla (Kegalle) from the CBS? Thanks a lot in advance and many blessings!

      8 Answers Jun 22, 2005 at 11:40 PM
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      Devalegama

      North Central Province Jan 17, 2005 at 12:47 PM

      Dear friends, I want to visit Kandegedera, Devalegama but cannot locate this area on the map of Sri Lanka. If anybody knows where it is, North, South, or the center, pls, let me know. Aslo, has this area been affected by the tsunami recently? Thanks in advance, Cosmique

      5 Answers Feb 5, 2005 at 1:33 PM
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      from india to sri lanka by ferry boat

      North Central Province Dec 4, 2004 at 7:10 AM

      dear friends, i am planning a trip across india and would like to visit sri lanka as well. is it possible to get to lanka from india by ferry boat these days. if it is, then from port in idia should i set off? if it is impossible, then what is the southernmost place in india where i can take a flight to lanka? many thanks in advance, cosmique

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2004 at 10:20 AM
    • Advice on travelling from Sigiriya to Arugam bay

      North Central Province Feb 12, 2004 at 7:09 PM

      Hi. My boyfriend & I are planning to stay in Sigiriya for a few days & wanted to then make our way down to Arugam Bay. Does anyone have any advice on the best route to get there? I was thinking of going through & sopping overnight in Batticaloa but haven't seen much on this part of Sri Lanka & if it's safe traveling through there?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM
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      How long for a car trip from Sigiriya to Colombo?

      Sigiriya Nov 13, 2003 at 12:09 PM

      How long would it take for a privately hired car for the trip from Sigiriya to Colombo? I am planning on leaving Kandy by hired car, catching sunset in Sigiriya and staying one night, visiting the rock area for the morning/afternoon, and then trying to get back to Colombo by that evening.

      7 Answers Jul 17, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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      sound and light show

      Sigiriya Aug 31, 2003 at 11:52 PM

      what would be the effects of a sound and light show at sigiriya gardens have on the site

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2003 at 4:05 AM
    • Colombo to Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Jun 21, 2003 at 11:29 AM

      I'm travelling from Colombo to Anuradhapura in October. Could someone tell me about train times. Also in a 2 week stay hoping to also include Kandy, the elephant orphanage, Nuwara Eliya and some beach days, how long would be a good time to spend in Anuradhapura

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2003 at 8:18 PM