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Distances in Sri Lanka

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Distances in Sri Lanka

Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out distances and journey times between locations in Sri Lanka and after a bit of research I have worked out the following.

1. Negombo to Hikkaduwa 150 km approx. 4 hours

2. Hikkaduwa to Udawalawe 160km approx. 4 hours

3. Udawalawe to Kithulgala 160km approx. 4 hours

4. Kithulgala to Kandy 60km approx. 1.5 hours

5. Kandy to Colombo 140km approx. 3 hours

I would appreciate it if someone could advise if the distances are correct and journey times are

realistic for morning travel .Thanks

Niall

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1. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

Hi Niall,

More or less okay except [2]. The distance here is probably using B-roads and hence, either travel this way or using A-roads (detour along Galle and Nonagama), it'll be slower than normal and more like 5-6 hours.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

Hi Erik & Sandya,

If we travel the A road between Hikkaduwa and Udawalawe via Galle and Nonagama,will that shorten our travel time?

Thanks

Niall

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3. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

Hi again,

Nope because it's a detour, would be 225-250 km that way...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa to Udawalawe via Galle and Nonagama is approx. 185 km, i.e. approx. 4.5 hours.

Hans

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5. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

So which route would you recommended or does it make any difference?

Thanks

Niall

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6. Re: Distances in Sri Lanka

Via Galle and Nonagama.

Hans

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