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Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

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Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

We would really like to go to Sri Lanka and have some time on beaches, but also see some of the place without travelling too far each day.. i would also like to do a tea plantation and an elephant orphanage.

Can anyone help me with some ideas or recommendations? Looking to go in March or April but would want nice beach weather.........

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1. Re: Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

Hi there,

Well the only way to really do the country is a tour with at least 2 inland bases combined with a beach stay. The inland sights are simply too far, also due to the bad roads (speed 30-40 km/h long-distance), to do as day trips.

Have a look at

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c176578/Sri-L…

for good beach weather. March is okay on southwest but sea might already have become too rough for swim except behind the reefs, April gets a bit mixed; May the east coast season starts in full.

Hope this helps a bit,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

This year April was not mixed. Mostly bright sunshine from a clear blue sky, and very little rain.

Hans

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3. Re: Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

Well maybe in Aluthgama. From Colombo Sandya reports something quite different, for the 3 weeks she was there (and Kataragama and Kandy) at least half of the afternoons and evenings got spoilt by heavy rains and thunder!

All the best,

[Sandya] & <Erik>

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4. Re: Really want to go to Sri Lanka - but where?

You know that showers in Sri Lanka can be very local;-)

Hans

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