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going to sri lanka for one week in sept

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going to sri lanka for one week in sept

hi

we see so many suggestions that i am at a loss.

for a first timer can some one suggest a nice itinery to include the safari train rides and hill stations. no need for beaches.

thanks

fen

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1. Re: going to sri lanka for one week in sept

Hi Fen,

Luckily hill stations and scenic train rides cover same area, and then closest safari place is Yala. Hence e.g.

* 1 night Negombo, after arriving

Train to Colombo and then Kandy

* 2 nights Kandy

* 2 nights Ohiya, Haputale or Ella hill stations

* 1 night Tissa (near Yala), for safari also

* Last night Mount Lavinia or Colombo

You'd need taxi one-way transfers from hill station to Tissa and next day Tissa to Matara, all other long distance stretches are well doable by train.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: going to sri lanka for one week in sept

Hi,

It mainly depends on how much you wish to travel by train, since (of cause train rides are exciting on their own) you will miss a great deal of added sites you might have visited if you were to travel by road.

The Yala safari is ideal for leopard, deer and other animal sitings (but not many elephants) and will not take more than a day.

Kandy and Ella is nice destinations in the hill country and if you can travel a little north from Kandy, you can visit Sigiriya and Dambulla as well.

1 week is plenty of time for you to visit all these places plus a little additional places on your way, but it mainly depends on your travel medium.

Thanks.

Shane.

3. Re: going to sri lanka for one week in sept

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