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    • Sleeper bus/train to Tricomalee,ella&galle

      Trincomalee 14 hours ago

      Hello! May I ask if there's any sleeper bus/train from Kandy to Trincomalee and from ella to galle?? Thanks

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      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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    • 3 Weeks in Sri Lanka in March

      by AliciaW10 Online Now Dec 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM

      We are going to Sri Lanka for 3 weeks in March, we were thinking... Negombo, Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa.... then Ella, bandarawela, haputale, Yala National Park...then Tangalle, Mirissa & Galle and back to Colombo to flight.

      In there I want to do lots of eating, visit tea plantations, take cooking classes, meet locals, go trekking in mountains, I want to take the train south from Kandy, visit temples, go to somewhere where there are spices (i.e., like a factory etc), eat fresh fish, maybe a coconut plantation, see wildlife.. and my partner is a surfer and would like to get some surfing in while we are going across the south coast, maybe a few days of me relaxing on a beach while he surfs.

      Q1. Is this too much?
      Q2. Do I book accommodation in each of the places in the itinerary or is it better to base yourself in the middle somewhere of each of the three stages of the trip and do day trips with a private driver? I.e., Kandy (to do dambulla, sigiriya, polonnaruwa).
      Q3. Anything important I am missing from the itinerary. Should I add Horton Plains? Pinnewela?

      Thank you so much, any advice appreciated.

      Alicia

      4 Answers Feb 15, 2016 at 9:31 PM
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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      by Bladewings Online Now 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.

      7 Answers Jan 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM
    • storing luggage

      by ivonkami Online Now Nov 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Hi,
      We'll be visiting Sigiriya and we'd like to see Sigiriya Rock, but we will not be staying in Sigiriya overnight. Could you please advise if there is any safe place in Sigiriya where we can leave our luggage for a few hours ? Paid storage lockers or any storage office ?
      regards,

      Iwona

      7 Answers Nov 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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      from Colombo airport to Sigiriya by hired car

      by Masha_M Online Now 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 Jan 27, 2014 at 3:23 AM
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      Transportation within Sigririya

      by ckkoo1976 Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM

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

      5 Answers Sep 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    • sigiriya fort..

      by i.n.n.o Online Now 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?

      by Joepaman Online Now 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
    • senior travel at Sigiriya?

      by srazzaz Online Now 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

      by Lauz Online Now 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
    • Accomodation in Sigiriya

      by urssa Online Now 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
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      hotel sigiriya meal prices

      by Lauz Online Now 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

      by supune Online Now 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

      by luggager Online Now 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
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      How long for a car trip from Sigiriya to Colombo?

      by vample Online Now 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

      by daya Online Now 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