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    • MossesS's Profile Photo

      anyboddy needs help ?!!

      Sri Lanka Jun 27, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Heay everyone . if anyone needs help regarding visiting sri lanka or needs a Companion I'll be very happy ho give a hand .
      Cheers

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      details of srilanka

      Sri Lanka Jul 20, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Me my wife with two children age 9 yrs & 6 yrs coming in colombo 27 July leaving on 1 aug early morning

      My tentative itinerary follows

      27 July Airport/puttalam/anuradhapura

      28 July Anuradhapura/sigiriya
      29 July Sigiriya/dambulla
      30 July Dambula/kandy/kand sightseeing
      31 July Kandy/pinnawala/colombo
      1 Aug Morning 4 A.M drop to airport
      I need a car and budget category hotel by 25 dollar

      My email id royalavianca105@gmail.com
      Thanks

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    • From Colombo airport to Dambulla in the afternoon

      Sri Lanka Jul 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hi, we are a couple travelling to Sri Lanka next week and we will arrive to Colombo airport at 2 p.m. Is it possible to catch a bus to Dambulla around 4pm.? Or should we stay in Negombo till the morning?

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      "HELP" Will have to go to from Trinco to Ella (in one day) - August 2016

      Trincomalee Yesterday

      Hello, I miscalculated a bit the lenght of the trip (no direct train lines east of Ella ;-) bummer // or long detour via Kandy. Bus 76/218/314, Trincomalee, Badulla might be an option, and then tuktuk or train to Ella? But impossible to find any details on this line (where to board, how to get a seat, any resemblance of a time table)
      I do not mind a long journey, as long as I have a seat.

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    • SRI LANKA WEST COAST DIRECTIONS

      Sri Lanka Jul 16, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Hello everyone. First time in SL for the 4 of us. We'll stay for 2 weeks and we've splitted the time management in relation with the coasts.I am in charge for the west coast.

      So any suggestions about how to spend 4 days in the best sights, restaurants (no tourists food please), activities etc?

      Thank you all in advance guys!

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    • Visa for SL > 1 month

      Sri Lanka Jul 10, 2016 at 2:47 AM

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      Is visa for SL for periods greater than one month available from their London High Commission?

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    • Weather in September /October and what is cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala like

      Sri Lanka Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 AM

      We are visiting sri lanka late September early October staying at cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala can anyone tell me what the weather will be like and any reviews on the hotel? Also recommendations for things to do many thanks :-)

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      Problem obtaining visa online

      Sri Lanka Jun 27, 2016 at 2:37 PM

      Hi, Me and my SO are travelling to Sri Lanka next month, so I've been trying to obtain a visa online, through http://www.eta.gov.lk/ but after I enter my VISA card details, my application doesn't go through. Tried with my wifes Credit Card, same, tried with a different browser, same... anyone else have trouble... what should I do, call an embassy? I'm from Slovenia, Europe...

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      Fresh veggies and fruits?!

      Sri Lanka Jul 11, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi, first time SL traveller... Going to a hotel resort. How safe is it to eat fresh (uncooked) vegetables and fruits without peals? Am I being overcautious? Reason I'm asking is they are probably washed or rinsed in tap water... I got Hep A shot, but am still a bit "afraid".
      Also, whats with coctails with ice cubes?

      Thx...

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    • How lenient are the immigration officers at Katunayake?

      Sri Lanka Jul 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Will they overlook 2 days of overstay? Were you in this situation before? What happened?

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    • Climbing Sigiriya

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      I plan to take an early bus from kandy to Dambulla. Instead of going to the hotel/hostel and to To beat the heat, I will take my luggage with me to Sigiriya to be climbing before noon, as recommended. Would prefer to drop my luggage at a hotel but afraid id arrive too late to climb. Afraid of getting heat stroke.

      1. Is there a place at Sigiriya to store personal items? If yes, cost?
      2. Are you permitted to climb wearing shoes, or is it just socks to the top?
      3. Is it really worth the $40? If one doesn't climb, does one pay less?
      4. Besides water, a camera and perhaps sunscreen, is there anything else one needs if one does climb?

      In case I decide not to stay the night, is there an afternoon bus back to kandy that would arrive before 4pm. The train from Colombo departs at 3pm.

      Thank you?

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    • Galle ..where is the hotspot?

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      I'm having a difficult time deciding where to stay in Galle. My only requirement is that I be where the action is (perhaps markets, tourist attractions, beach broad walk etc. I don't want remote. Is this place near Galle fort? I'm guessing galle fort is the place to be in galle? Or is it in some remote area of town. Again, any hotel hotel recommendations? Cost is not a concern.. Just want to be In the center of action. I'm there one or two nights depending on how good the place is. It's my last stop before returning to the airport in colomobo.

      Thanks

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    • Transportation from Kandy to Colombo on Public Holiday

      Kandy Apr 30, 2016 at 4:02 AM

      I have planned a day trip to Kandy from Colombo on May 2nd, which is a public holiday. The return trains to Colombo are all full, I would like to know if there are still buses running from Kandy to Colombo that day? Other than buses and trains, how much does a taxi from Kandy to Colombo cost?

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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      villa rosa?

      Kandy Mar 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM

      how is it. we will be in Kandy next year and like the website

      3 Answers Mar 27, 2016 at 9:12 PM
    • 1 day in Kandy

      Kandy Jan 27, 2016 at 6:50 AM

      Hello, myself and 3 other friends will arrive in Kandy a day in March around midday. Is it best to hire a tuktuk driver for the afternoon to take us to all the places of interest? How much is the usual cost for this - say from midday - 5pm? Or do you think it is best to jump in a tuktuk after each stop? Appreciate any advice on this, and also what order is best to see the sites? Thank you!

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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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 Jun 9, 2015 at 12:38 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!

      5 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.
      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 Dec 7, 2013 at 5:44 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 Nov 3, 2013 at 9:53 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 Nov 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM
    • 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 Aug 18, 2013 at 8:46 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 Jul 22, 2013 at 10:16 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 Mar 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM
    • 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 Jan 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM
    • 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 May 2, 2012 at 2:13 AM
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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