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Kandi or Bentota ?

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Kandi or Bentota ?

Hi, we are travelling in july/August with 2 kids to india and srilanka. After travelling in india for 2 weeks we will have 11 nights in total in srilanka and want to go to Kandi and then chill out in Bentota before we head home. We cant decide if we should spend 3 or 4 nights in Kandi? We will be visiting the elephant orphenage on our way to Bentota so mno need to do that while in Kandy. Is it worth staying there for 4 nights or is it a big bustling city and we would be better off in Bentota? Can we do a dy trip to the tea plantations? Would appreciate your advice! .

Fredericia, Denmark
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1. Re: Kandi or Bentota ?

In July/August the sea at Bentota will be too rough for safe swimming. Better go to e.g. Trincomalee/Nilaveli for safe swimming/snorkeling.

I would do at least 2-3 nights in Cultural Triangle (Sigiriya/Dambulla) and 1-2 nights in Kandy.


Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 Days in Kandy more than. So stay 2 days in cultural triangle 2 days in Kandy. In Kandy 1st visit Dalada Maligawa (Temple of tooth relic) and Peradeniya Botanical garden. In evening Kandy dance show.

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