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Hello everybody,
I have a question about buses in Sri Lanka.
I'll arrive by plane in Colombo around 3.30 PM.
Does anyone know if it would still be possible to catch a bus or train to Kandy that same day?
Thanks in advance,
Jana

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Hi there!
My friend and I are backpacking around Sri Lanka from 4 June to 22 June!
I've been doing a lot of research and have started putting together a rough itinerary - and I was hoping to get some feedback. From the research I've done, I'm most looking forward to the Hills area, but the south/west coast also looks beautiful, and the cultural triangle cant be missed. I'm mostly concerned about the weather, but I've numbered a few questions/concerns that I have at the moment! Apologies if this is…

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Hi, I'll be in Sri Lanka for 10 days from end of this month. Am wondering what transport options there are, for example between Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa? Looks like there is a bus but with limited time am I best getting a cab? If so what sort of cost would I be looking at?

Thanks for any advice.

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Hi

Arriving Colombo 1st October at 16.10. Head straight to Fort Railway station take the 20.00 train overnight to Ella. Spend 2 nights in Ella. Then down to Tissa for 2 nights. The 2 nights on the coast between Tissa and Galle, possibly Marissa. 1 night in Galle. Then last two nights in Bentota before heading to Colombo for our flight to Singapore.

I would prefer to head east but my other half prefers this route. Any suggestions? Not happy to not go to Sigiriya but in our short time not sure…

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Hi

Just wondering about the availability of a ride from Hatton back to Colombo - I presume it can be readily arranged when we get to Hatton? (we'll be staying there the night). What would be an approximate cost, and how long would it take?

Thanks!

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Many thanks

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Hi there

I have applied for a Sri Lankan visa online, and have received via email, the Approval Notice (ie. confirmation of the visa).

I have a couple of questions:

  1. The Approval Notice says: "Please produce your passport together with return air ticket and proof of sufficient funds to the Immigration officer at the port of entry to Sri Lanka". I wondered, what is the amount of funds that is required to be shown as proof ? And what constitutes proof eg. a printed bank statement ?

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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are doing a tour of the central and northern parts of Sri Lanka in June. We would like to find a driver for 5-7 days of our tour for places such as Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Wasgamuwa national park, Polonnaruwa.

We have enquired with red dot as this was somewhere that was recommended by someone, but they seem to have very high daily rates for drivers, and the choices of accommodation are pricey and don't look well recommended.

Does anyone have any…

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Hi,

We are a family with 5 year old twins travelling to Sri Lanka 18 June to 9 July. No definite plans yet, and nothing booked.

Do you have any suggestions? Where to visit, places to stay, things to concider when travelling with kids in Sri Lanka, weather conditions, etc?

Br,
Joakim

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Please can someone recommend the best beach to base ourselves for the final 3 nights of our 11 day SL tour. Want to finish the trip with a bit of luxury - not super pricey but something special with picture postcard beaches, things to do but not v touristy!
where would you suggest? Thanks