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Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

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Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

My husband and me are travelling to Srilankafor 7 days. One of the thinkgsin our itinerary is to drive from Dambulla( heritance Kandalama) to Galle in ONE day via Kandy and Nuwaraeliya. Iam told it is a 7 hour drive. Is this correct. Is it too much to do in a day. I dont want to stay in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya this time though a drive through would be great . We love driving.

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1. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

The drive will be approx. 9-10 hours.

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2. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

Hi there,

Wholly incorrect. Dambulla-Kaduwela-Galle is about 6 hours, benefiting from the Expressway. Dambulla-Eliya alone is 6 hours and Eliya-Bandarawela-Matara-Galle is another 6 hours making it 12 (!) hours. A compromise route could be Eliya-Haputale-Ratnapura-Panadura-Galle again using Expressway for a part, this is something like 5 hours hence still overall 11 hours. NOT a good idea...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

Who is correct ?

Yatours

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4. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

Well the difference isn't that big, 11-12 hours of mine and 9-10 hours of Hans. Note that it's from Kandalama which is 30 mins further than Dambulla town.

But in both versions it does not look like a very good idea, such a long drive in Lankan traffic (also tiring as a passenger of car-driver) on one day ;-(

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Edited: 14 July 2014, 16:08
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5. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

hi

of course this is not a good idea

its take 10-12 hours at lease.

you and driver need a rest in between.

traffic in sri lanka make you more uncomfortable.

spend one night in between

aal the best

upul

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6. Re: Drive in One Day from Dambula to Galle via NuwaraEliya

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