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msingy
Post subject: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 00:53 on 29th Aug 2012

Joined: 00:46 on 29th Aug 2012
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Hi All
I am in Sri Lanka for the 20/20 world cup staying 14 nights round Colombo but having to travel to Kandy to watch the other matches as the matches are evening games i am thinking travel could be a problem am i better staying over in Kandy and going back the next day or getting a driver and coming back after the game im sure some of you have done all this before any advise would be great thanks Mark
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 09:31 on 29th Aug 2012

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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find accommodation in Kandy. Travelling in SL takes longer than you think.
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bread
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 14:03 on 29th Aug 2012

Joined: 12:04 on 18th Jun 2008
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Location: Mansfield
msingy Wrote:
Hi All
I am in Sri Lanka for the 20/20 world cup staying 14 nights round Colombo but having to travel to Kandy to watch the other matches as the matches are evening games i am thinking travel could be a problem am i better staying over in Kandy and going back the next day or getting a driver and coming back after the game im sure some of you have done all this before any advise would be great thanks Mark


Accomodation in Kandy, I'd stay in Kandy during the games and then go back to Colombo, way too far and amount of time to travel from Colombo - I get there for the Super 8's in Kandy
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msingy
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 23:16 on 29th Aug 2012

Joined: 00:46 on 29th Aug 2012
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Thanks Lads
Looks like a stop over is the best bet plenty of hotels quite like the look of the guest houses could be a bit of an experience just to see how the people live you dont really get that experience in the Colombo Hilton.
Thanks Mark
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lamby69
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 14:58 on 17th Sep 2012

Joined: 14:51 on 17th Sep 2012
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IAM STAYING AT HOTEL DEVEN IN KANDY,
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Slightly Chilled
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 09:20 on 20th Sep 2012

Joined: 11:12 on 15th Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Hi Guys,
I own a bar in Kandy. If you are looking for a homestay experience the the place I used to stay when I traveled here I can highly recommend at less than 3000 rupees a night. Actually it is 2000 but not sure if he will put prices up for WC.
The place is called Glen Guesthouse.
Nature Walk is another nice place.
I know lots of places in kandy.
Thilanka hotel is next to my pub.
Regards
Michael
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Franksy76
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 10:23 on 22nd Sep 2012

Joined: 10:10 on 22nd Sep 2012
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Stay in Kandy. Dont bank on getting the train, they are fully booked most of the time. Kandy is a very pleasant place, try and stay near to the lake. Sacred tooth temple is worth a visit.

Someone above said that travel in SL takes longer than you think, I couldnt agree more. Cheap (and scary) bus journeys, but getting in and out of colombo can be a nightmare.

Enjoy Kandy
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 17:15 on 22nd Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Franksy76 Wrote:
Dont bank on getting the train, they are fully booked most of the time.


I've never had any problem just turning up and buying a 2nd class ticket for the next train. It just means possibly having to stand for some or all of the journey. Reservation is compulsory on some trains, so check the timetable, but it's not necessary on all of them.
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jimmyclarke
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 07:46 on 23rd Sep 2012

Joined: 13:23 on 12th Oct 2010
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If there are no trains (and there aren't many), with your back to the station walk right down the side streets 500m or so and you find the bus station, aircon bus to Kandy 3 hours plus whatever traffic you find on route R290.
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Slightly Chilled
Post subject: Re: Travel in Sri Lanka
PostPosted: 10:24 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 11:12 on 15th Sep 2012
Posts: 8
There are new private carriages at the front of intercity trains that you can book online.
This is one www.exporail.lk/
I need to check the other company and post it for you.
Regards
Michael
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