It'll be our first time to Sri Lanka and wanted to know if it is easier to go by train from Kandy - Galle Via Colombo or try and get a car/driver? How long does the train take v car? We hope to stay a couple of nights in Kandy in order to be central but is that necessary or would staying outside of the main areas prove difficult for transport?
Also we are planning to head to Unawatuna and although I see that it's a popular beach (other hotels etc) we would like to experince some local culture and dining. Is that possible in Unawatuna or is it too touristy? Does anyone know what the weather will be like in mid Nov as the getting confused with all the monsoon seasons.
Greatful for any advice!