Hi all, I've been reading this forum for a few weeks to get some general ideas about Sri Lanka as my girlfriend and I have booked our flights for the 31st Jan - 16th Feb with Kingfisher airlines (I'll let you know what they are like, the cost was £396 each!).
Getting in to Colombo at 4pm local time and we were planning on heading straight to Kandy to get to a nice hotel/guesthouse for the first few nights to relax and explore the surrounding sights.The plan is to stay just outside of Kandy for a couple of nights and then stay in Kandy for another couple of nights after we've got used to the climate and hustle and bustle of Kandy and Sri Lanka in general.
During these 4 days we'll see Sigiriya, Pinnawela orphanage (and/or Millienium Elephant Foundation) Tooth Temple, Botanical Gardens etc before heading South through the hill country to stay at a tea plantation/seeing some waterfalls and Dambulla over a couple of days before hitting the beaches in the south and south west.
I'd like to know if the journey to Kandy is "do-able" from Colombo with a driver at about 5pm and roughly how much the driver will cost.
We are thinking of staying here for the first couple of nights (it's a bit of luxury for the first few nights)!! Anyone used this place before?? http://www.bouganvillasl.com/
We are both in our mid 30's...
Be prepared for more questions over the next few weeks guys and girls!!
Cheers for any help, it's much appreciated.