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Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Hi.

Please guide me about:

1. The condition of the road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura.

2. Is this route to Kandy less congested and quicker?

3. Is it shorter?

4. Is it more scenic?

I shall be traveling on Negombo to Galle road on the incoming journey so should I opt for this route to reach Kandy?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Hi there,

1] Varied. Ratnapura-Hatton quite good, Hatton-Kandy mediocre. From Galle to Ratnapura I'd go the coastal road all the way upto Kalutara and then take many shortcuts to Avissawella-Ratnapura; these are tertiary roads in doubtful condition but still quicker.

2] Overall this is slower than Galle - east-of-Colombo - Kandy, but not hours and hours.

3] Distancewise maybe slightly, not traveltime wise

4] Yes overall it is; from Ratnapura to Kandy onwards. Though the Mawanella-Kandy part of the main route is also quite scenic.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Hi,

So the best road would be the Galle Colombo Kandy one?

How long would the journey be?

Thanks,

Hina

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3. Re: Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Hi,

Do you mean going from Galle to Ratnapura via Akuressa-Deniyaya-Rakwana-Madampe? This road is narrow and extremely windy for a large part in the middle, but is extremely scenic.

The route that drivers coming from the south use is: coastal road up to Waskaduwa (just north of Colombo). Then going via Bandaragama-Horana-Padukka-Avissawella to Kegalle, and then to Kandy.

Hans

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4. Re: Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Hi,

Just incase anyone is confused by that, I think Hans has misstyped.

Waskaduwa is just north of Kulatara, not Colombo.

Rod.

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5. Re: Road from Galle to Kandy via Ratnapura?

Yes, of course, Rod.

Too early in the morning? I better take another cup of coffee;-)

Hans

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