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Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

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Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Hi

Can we catch a train from Mermaid to a bigger town to shop ....have a look.

many thanks

Prev post a bit confusing

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1. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Hi,

I am not clear what you mean a bigger town. Anyway Mermaid is situated in between Wadduwa and Kalutara North. So you have to come to either wadduwa or Kalutara north to catch a train. If you are traveling towards Galle better to go to Kautara Siuth station because all the express trains stops there.

Nishantha

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2. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Hi

Thank you

We would just like to go to a town near that would be interesting. maybe local markets.

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3. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Hi,

The nearest town is kalutara from the mermaid hotel. A bus or tuk tuk is the easiest way.

Nishantha

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4. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Thank you

Does it have a day when it has a local market.

Would it have Temples to look at.

Shops

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5. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Yep, Kalutara has a HUGE temple near the river. One of the landmarks of the west coast. Access _free_, avoid all the touts offering you a costly tour to the inside.

Also the usual set of shops including even some westernised supermarkets like Cargill's and Keells. Not that many touristy/clothes shops though; these you find closer to the hotels and at Galle Road in Kalutara North.

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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london
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6. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Thank you it sounds just perfect.

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7. Re: Kalutara Train from mermaid hotel to big town

Is LimbO and beach700 the same?

There is also a nice small temple in Kalutara North called Ashokaramaya - no crowds, very quiet - sorta close to the Kalutara North Police Station.

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