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    • Poling's Profile Photo

      Need help for itinerary for 12 days and transportation time

      Sri Lanka Nov 25, 2016 at 7:54 PM

      Day 1 I will be arriving late at 11pm. I plan to go Negombo (overnigh at Negombo)
      Day 2: Negombo morning by bus to Anuradhapura (overniight at Annuradhapura)
      Day 3: Anuradhapura afternoon by bus to Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
      Day 4: Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
      Day 5: Polonnaruwa by bus to Damublla (overnight at Damublla)
      Day 6: Sigiliya, Pidurangala Rock(overnight at Damublla)
      Day 7: Damublla by bus to Kandy (overnight at Kandy)
      Day 8: Kandy by train to Nuwara-Eliya old train station (overnight at 住Nuwara-Eliya)
      Day 9: Nuwara-Eliya (overnight at Nuwara-Eliya)
      Day 10: Nuwara-Eliya by bus to Delhousie (overnight at Delhousie)
      Day 11: early morning climb Adam's Peak, Delhousie by bus to Galle (overnight at Galle)
      Day 12: Galle afternoon by train to Colombo and then to Negombo (overnight at Negombo)
      Day 13: early morning flight

      1. Is that arrangement workable? I can take out Adam's Peak so as to give way to a more reasonable itinerary instead of rushing.
      2. I notice that most people go Delhousie from Kandy. To fit into my friend's schedule as he will not do that, I will go from Nuwara-Eliya. Is there direct bus/transportation from Nuwara-Eliya to Delhousie?
      3. If I take out Adam's Peak, what place should I stay longer?
      4. Beside Days 8 & 12 that I am pretty sure to take train, for other days, is bus better than train?
      5. How frequent is the bus in Sri Lanka? If there is only one or two a day, is my plan feasible?
      Thank you.

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      Hotel recommendations??

      Sri Lanka Nov 25, 2016 at 5:23 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We are leaving on the 6 th next month and super excited
      Needed some advice on hotels
      Has anyone stayed in the Kala bongo lake resort or the oasis villa in Hikkaduwa??? They are both around 70 dollars for the night ( including breakfast) . If not, can someone recommend me another hotel around the same budget??
      In Kandy, we are planning to book villa 49 which has got good reviews in both booking and trip advisory. Has anyone stayed there before??
      Would be great to get some answers
      Thank you so much

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      Child Friendly beaches in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Nov 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM

      I will be traveling to Sri Lanka in January 2nd week. We are 2 couples with kids of about 3.5 years of age. Are the beaches safe to take the kids into (with us of course)? This means we will be playing a lot on the beach and wetting our knees in the sea. We wanted to stay either south or west coast as I believe the east coast may be rained out?

      Any thoughts will be most useful.

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    • December 2016 Holiday

      Sri Lanka Nov 16, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Hi,

      My partner and I are traveling around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in December (16 December to 03 January) and we are SO excited, but very unfamiliar with the country. We need help with suggestions for accommodation that is both convenient, nice and not too expensive. We have looked online but want a more personal opinion / recommendations.

      We are staying in the following places:
      1. Kandy (1 night)
      2. Sigiriya (1 night, after a day in Dambulla)
      3. Kandy (2 nights)
      4. Nuwara Eliya (2 nights)
      5. Ella (2 nights)
      6. Tangalle (3 nights)
      7. Unatawuna (3 nights, day trip to Galle)
      8. Bentota (3 nights)

      We aren't sure how much time to dedicate to Ella and Nuwara Eliya, but at the moment those are our plans.

      Any suggestions for decent accommodation in those cities would be much appreciated. And even suggestions for our itenerary.

      Thanks so much. We are really looking forward to our holiday!

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      casino in colombo

      by draveshia Online Now Apr 13, 2016 at 5:57 AM

      i am in colombo for 2 nights
      any recommendations for casino
      there are a few of them in colombo ..any suggestions
      i gamble a bit

      2 Answers Apr 22, 2016 at 1:40 AM
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      things to do in colombo

      by Asad512 Online Now Dec 19, 2015 at 1:19 PM

      hi, i am coming sri lanka for the first time on 21st of december.
      Is it good time to come here at this time of the year ? and what can be done in colomo ?
      Anyone can guide me please?

      7 Answers Jan 19, 2016 at 7:04 AM
    • Inquiry of visit plan

      by Bunhu Online Now 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.
      Bun

      4 Answers Nov 1, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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      Weather Situation

      by sagopak Online Now Oct 19, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      Hi everyone;
      I'm planning to visit the Colombo & Negombo, Sri Lanka in the first week of the November. I've checked the weather forecast, it indicates that weather would be rainy during almost whole month.
      Should I changed my plan? any suggestion please.

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2015 at 1:58 AM
    • Colombo-Sigriya-Dambulla-Columbo possible in a days time?

      by PrateekK Online Now Sep 17, 2015 at 1:05 AM

      Hey,

      Is this kind of Round trip (Colombo-Sigriya-Dambulla-Columbo) possible in a days time?
      We are really short of time in Colombo like for 4 days/3 nights. We plan to do 1 full day in North (covering sigriya/Dambulla), 2 days in South covering Hikkaduwa and Galle and one day in Colombo.

      We are landing in Colombo around 5:30am, and plan to immediately head in direction of Sigiriya from airport. We plan to first halt at Dambulla, and then go to Sigriya rock climbing. Later in evening, we plan to head back for Colombo.

      Is the evening/night travel advisable from Sigiriya to Colombo?

      Further, we are going in end of September, so any of these location are impacted/closed during monsoons? Please advice.

      TIA,
      Prateek

      4 Answers Sep 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM
    • Trip to Srilanka

      by AriR01 Online Now Sep 15, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Hi
      m planning to travel to srilanka on dec 31,2015 for 4 night
      Can any one suggest me to find hotels & where to travel & how to travel??

      17 Answers Sep 29, 2015 at 3:14 AM
    • Who has experience with hairdressers in Scri Lanka?

      by CandyC27 Online Now Aug 19, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      I want to know if somebody has experiences with hairdressers in Scri Lanka?
      I want to do a haircut and highlights.
      Who knows if there is a good hairdresser in Colombo for a cheap price?
      Thanks for your advice!

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 7:24 PM
    • Can we extend our visa by arrival?

      by CandyC27 Online Now Aug 10, 2015 at 2:40 AM

      We want to stay in Scri Lanka for 9 weeks. Last year we had a visa dor 30 days. Is it possible to extend our visa by arrival? It will save us a lot of time and hassle.
      Who can help us out? Thanks!!!

      2 Answers Aug 10, 2015 at 3:03 AM
    • What is the taxi fee from Colombo Airport to Negombo?

      by CandyC27 Online Now Aug 4, 2015 at 6:43 AM

      what is the average price for a taxi from Colombo Airport to Negombo?
      Who can help us out?
      Thanks!

      5 Answers Nov 6, 2015 at 2:32 AM
    • Shore Excursion in Colombo

      by bangles Online Now Apr 2, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      On a cruise that will be in Colombo for 1 day in June. Can anyone suggest a good tour suitable for 2 senior ladies. Found several Tour Operators offering different tours but I am unsure if they are all reliable. We were thinking of doing a city tour and found one that would pick us up from port, drive to city, then take us on a 4 hour Tuk Tuk sight seeing tour, then return us to port. We have been Tuk Tuks previously in Thailand and assume it would be similar. Is it safe in general and is it recommended to use operators from on line sites. Any help would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 12:54 AM
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      Please help me organize my plan

      by VishnuB Online Now Mar 30, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      I am planning for a 5 day visit to Sri Lanka.

      April 29th Morning 2 landing at colombo.
      April 29 Visit one of (Anuradhapura, kandy, polonnaruwa, Dambulla).
      April 30th Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May1 Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May 2nd Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May3rd early morning train or bus to Colombo..
      May3rd morning till evening 6pm --> Roaming around colombo city /negombo.. From there direct to aiport as my flight is at Midnight 12.45 (April4 th)

      Could you please help me arranage and organize the above plan. Where should i head to once i land at airport. From which place should i begin (cultural traingle ) ?

      Should i start from anuradapura,kandy or dambulla ?

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 1:18 PM
    • buying there

      by janjanben Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      I will be travelling with only hand luggage so cannot bring liquids .Sunscreen ,mosquito repellant etc are all easily found?

      4 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 8:51 PM
    • travelling to negombo dolphine club hotel

      by Kevin1109 Online Now Dec 3, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      I am going to Negombo dolphine club hotel so anyone tell me the correct bus route number from pettah ( colombo)
      colomobo to negombo hotel fastest bus Luxury or normal?????

      1 Answer Dec 7, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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      Entry Visa & extensions

      by akamaial Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      How long is Sri Lanka's entry visa good for & can one get visa extensions up to a year?

      5 Answers Jan 29, 2014 at 3:59 AM
    • Renting a house / Homestay

      by Britontour Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 1:23 AM

      Are there trustworthy agents who can help me rent out a house in/around Colombo for a short term? Who are they?
      You may know personal friends who either have used such facility or those who rent their house out to tourists. Can you pm me with their details? Thanks!

      10 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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      Hotel as a "day room"

      by danielribo Online Now Jan 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      I'll be departing Colombo at about 2am and was looking to get a hotel room for the afternoon/evening.

      I'm staying in Bentota for a week and will just pass through Colombo on the way to the airport. I was after a fairly central location so I can arrive at about 3 or 4 and see the city briefly before leaving for the airport at midnight. The hotel would just be for storing bags and having a quick shower. The Shalimar is available for about $40AU which seems like a good option, but what is the location like?

      10 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 3:12 AM
    • passengers list

      by nayaniedirisinghe Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      what are the passengers list of 31st december 6.50pm in srilankan airlines flight

      4 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 3:59 AM
    • Sambodhi chaitya

      by Akdharia Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Is it possible to climb stairs to reach the entrance? Are tourists allowed

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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      railway ticket agents

      by rberelia Online Now Nov 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      itickets from colombo to Trincomalee ( boarding Polgahewala ) for 2 people required. Can you suggest ant travel agents with contact details

      9 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 5:39 AM
    • Traveling with kids??

      by scooter_t Online Now Nov 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      I am traveling with my wife, and two kids, ages 5, and 2. Would you recommend renting a car and self drive, or taking taxi to and from places? From what I read the buses seem to get overcrowded and the long buses only stop once maybe twice on trip. We have 1 med-large backpack, 1 suitcase, and 2 small backpacks with us. We just arrived in Colombo late last night, and have a month to explore Sri Lanka.

      5 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM
    • Evening in Colombo?

      by rach.coop Online Now Oct 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      I am travelling down from Kandy to Colombo by train on the 12.50 arriving 15.27. We then dep Colombo airport 00.40 the following morning. Is the station anywhere near the Galle Face and Mount Lavinia Hotels? Is it easy to catch a driver at the station to take us there? How long would that take?

      I really want to have drinks over sunset in one and a meal in the other to get to enjoy both great hotels. Is this a practical plan and which would you choose for each event?

      Thank you! Rachel

      5 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 12:43 AM
    • Storage in Colombo

      by montini.paulusz Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      Hi, I'm looking for a safe storage space to stack house holdings. please let me know if you know a place

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    • Places to sit and work on the laptop for long

      by StudyBuddy Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      What are places in Colombo, or preferably places between Colpitty and Moratuwa where we could plug in a laptop, sit and work peacefully for long hours? Somewhere we could go quite often (as in, several days of the week)?

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • Mekarinkak's Profile Photo

      Visa for 4 days on arrival

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      I would like to ask about the visa or transit visa on arrival at srilanka? Is it open or we have to apply for visa from our country before coming there?

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM
    • Mekarinkak's Profile Photo

      Visa for 4 days on arrival

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      I would like to ask about the visa or transit visa on arrival at srilanka? Is it open or we have to apply for visa from our country before coming there?

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM
    • Mekarinkak's Profile Photo

      First time in Colombo, Please guide.

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 9, 2013 at 4:01 AM

      Hi everyone, We will be 3 or 5 guys staying in colombo for 4 days. Kindly guide for few things:

      1) How can we get to the city from Air port? Bus or Train?
      2) where we can find an adequate accmdtn but in cheaper prices? any hotel suggestion?
      3) what about food? Halal available? Cheaper or expensive? MCdnlds, Kfc Available?
      4) Places to visit specially beaches? not very far but few beaches nearer to colombo that we must do?
      5) What about night life in colombo? bars or clubs? suggestions of some bars not very expensive?
      6) Any upcoming events on 29th June to 2nd July?

      8 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
    • Can you name a good restaurant in Negombo?

      by duraiamuthan Online Now May 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      Hello there,
      We will be on a transit at Colombo Airport for 9 hours in the morning. We would like to visit Negombo during the break time and to do little shopping and have a brunch. Can you pl. suggest me a good restaurant to taste Srilankan food? and how much would cost for 4 people for a dishes like Kottu, Fish curry with rice.etc.,
      Thanks

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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      Sri Lanka

      by explorere Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      I would like to inform all of my friends , that i will be in Sri Lanka from 24th to 04th April .

      Any member of VT is welcome to join.

      Cheers.
      ikki

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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      taxi to Colombo from the airport

      by u_fricaturu Online Now Feb 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM

      What is the best way to get Colombo from the international airport?

      14 Answers Mar 15, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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      party at colombo on 26th night

      by AvinashS Online Now Jan 22, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      what are the happening places in colombo to party on a sat night ? and what are the best casino s to visit any idea ??

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 5:49 AM