We are flying from Mumbai. Which beach towns will you recommend for a quick weekend getaway?
We just want to chill and lie on the beach with palm trees :)
Are there any tours to Bundala national park from Matara?
Or any kind of direct public bus?
Need help again. Can anyone recommend me a good and safe driber?? To take us around for 6 days?? I had contacted boutique srilanka but it's a little beyond our budget. Read somewhere that independent drivers charge you little less not to mention that it goes straight to their pocket instead of the company. So any suggestion?? Thanks again
Hi, after months of planning and changes me and the wife will be finishing our Asia n Oz travels in Sri Lanka.
This will be our first time here. We will have about ten days here and want some help with a possible itinerary or suggestions where to visit.
Ideally we would love to spend four complete days by the beach, where snorkelling is good, plenty of beach bars and a variety of restaurants.
for the remaining six days, we would like to experience the real Sri Lanka.
We enjoy chilling out (beach bit) ,, wildlife conservation and spectacular scenery.
travelling distances is no problem for us.
We fly into Colombo and leave the same route.
Many thanks in anticipation..
Hello, me and my husband will came to Sri Lanka on 11 october to 20 october. We wil be in Koggala. Shoud i been woried because of weather. We are reserved hotel and cards. I realy sceard because of flood? I don t care about sea, it s our honeymoon.
I will be traveling to srilanka from Dubai with my hubby and 5 year old on the 5 th of sec for 6 nights. I would like to cover the triangle and a nice beach if possible. And then I would like to end it with Colombo for shopping. So can anyone suggest me an itinerary ??? So that I do the maximum in 6 days. Where can I stay ( Kandy or dambulla)from where I can cover 2-3 places???i have heard that heritage kandalama is beautiful so would like to stay there ideally but is it central to all these places??i am pretty confused now
Thank you so much
Hi. Is it advisable to go to these areas last week of October with young kids? We plan to visit Kandy, Sigiriya, pinnawala and so on for a week.
How bad is the rainy season end of October? Some people are discouraging us from going to that area at that time.
Thanks for help
train from Colombo to Hatton how long will the journey take....weather in December/January
I'm planning a 16 days long backpacking adventure to Sri Lanka in January 2016. But not litterary. Due to problem with my shoulders I'm gonna need a suitcase instead of av backpack.
I've heard there's not much luggage storage in the regular, local buses in Sri Lanka. Will not even a cabin size (and a small backpack) fit?
Is it easy to find bigger, tourist buses just for transportation between places? Like from Kandy or Ella to the east coast or sout coast. This far I've only found tourist companies that offers multi day tours with guided tours, hotels included etc. But I just want the transportation.
Mostly I will go by train, but I need to take buses or mini buses sometimes.
I am planning a trip to Colombo with my family in Nov'16 for 3-4 days. So as far, we have decided to stay in Colombo city for 2 day (12-14 Nov) and will leave to Bentota on 14th Nov and return would be on 15th Nov and we have a flight back to India on 15th. Is our plan feasible, also which area is best to in Colombo?
two of us will be travelling to Sri Lanka in Oct for 6 days. ( arrived on 7th Oct night and departure colombo on 14th Oct at 1am
would like to like what are the best itinerary to cover as many places as we can ?
any recommendation for agent ?
Is there a consulate in Mexico? If yes, where is it located?
Can one send money to UK from Sri Lanka freely, using agents such as Western Union?
We (57 and 44) are looking for travel companions on a taxi/minibus transfer from Colombo airport to Tangalle 4 October 2016 at 10-12 a.m. Who goes to the south and/or the east coast is welcome to join!
The same on the return to the airport on October 16 at 8 am. Will anybody join us?
We are a group of 5 adults and 3 kids travelling to Sri Lanka from the 18th of December to the 2nd of January.
At the moment our itinerary is :
• Yala national park
Does this sound right ? I am getting mixed feedback as some people recommend doing it this other way around as nicer to finish with the beach stuff before coming back ?
Any advice or recommendations on itinerary ?
Many thanks ,
I can't find info on this. Do you know?
Hi it's the first time to Sri Lanka we are stopping in Trincomalee, how much cash money should we take??
I understand that in order to get to arugam bay from here we need bus to baticaloa and from there bus to putuvill, anyone knows where I can find what times are the bus? Both of the rides, thanx
I need some advice please. As my return flight from Colombo to the UK is very early in the morning I am thinking to stay the last night in the hotel near the airport. Any suggestions please. I am assuming there is only one international airport in Colombo?
Hi , my girlfriend need some tampons and apparently they sell those anywhere in Sri Lanka, we checked all shops and pharmacy, if any one here and can help contact please. Chenuzana@gmail.com
Is rolling tobacco and paper available in Sri Lanka, and if yes, where?
I need some advice please.
I will be arriving in Colombo International Airport at 7 am. I would like to get to Habarana. I understand that from the airport to Habarana is about 5.5 h by taxi? Is there any interesting places to stop on the way as I think I will struggle with 5,5 h taxi drive following 14 h flight :-). Also can I get a taxi from he airport to Habarana and how much is it please?
we plan a trip for 2 weeks early November. Family with children. May someone suggest south or east or north as we are focused on beachside holiday to enjoy sea and sun? Thank you
We are a family of 4 (sister, mom, wife and myself), visiting Sri Lanka but we have only 4 days in total
Arriving on 1st early morning at Colombo and departure from Colombo on 4th Late night.
Dont want to spend more time in Colombo, our plan was day 1 Galle, day 2 Nuevera Elawiya, Day 3 Sigiriya, Day 4 come back to COlombo spend time in city and take flight back home.\
Just realized its a little hectic, what to give up on Sigiriya or Galle? and can add Kandy instead of whatever we quit
We have almost completed our December Itinerary to Sri Lanka. We will travel the following direction: Colombo, Habarana, Kandy, Unawatuna and Colombo. I still need to fill in two nights over the New Year period. Can someone please suggest a nice place (beach?) to stop over for the New Year (30.12, 31.12 and 01.01) between Unawatuna and Colombo?
Thank you :-)
I have almost completed my itinerary now. I just need some final advise to cover the last few days. Also what is he best place to stay over the New Year please. I am a bit anxious that if I will not book an accommodation in advance I will end up paying lost of money over the New Year.
14.12.16 Arrive in Colombo
15.12.16 taxi/train to Habarana
16.12.16 Habarana (Sigiriya Lion Rock, Minneriya National Park)
17.12.16 Habarana (Polonnaruwa)
18.12.16 Habarana (Anuradhapura)
19.12.16 Taxi/train to Kandy (en-route Matale Spice Gardens and the Dambulla Cave Temple) 2h
20.12.16 City of Kandy inc Temple of the Tooth
04.01.17 Rtrn flight home
Thank your for all suggestions,
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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?