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Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

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Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

Approximately how much would a taxi from Kandy to Habarana cost?

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1. Re: Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

Hi there,

Around 100-110 km. Rate is not easy to find out now, it used to be Rs 65-70/km but we've had quite a hike for fuel recently. So say 110 @ 75 makes Rs 8,000.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

Approx. LKR 6,300-6,800.

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3. Re: Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

As a variation, do you know how much it would cost to hire a driver in Kandy to drive us to our hotel in Habarana and then take us to the Dambulla rock temples, on to Ankura Temples and finally to Ritigala National park before taking us back to Habarana in the evening. The reason we want to go to Habarana first thing in the morning is to check into our hotel and dump our luggage off before embarking on all those other activities.

Can a driver easily be arranged in Kandy and would it be better to organise one from our hotel (more likely to be a reputable driver than just a random person). Sorry for asking so many questions, but whenever I pose these questions to the hotels, they never respond.

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4. Re: Taxi from Kandy to Habarana

Hi there,

If you mean Aukana (not Ankura): about 50 km extra on top of the 100 calculated above, so Rs 4,000 extra.

Yes for one-day transfer it's easy to get a driver the day before, e.g. through your Kandy hotel.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

PS Best route is Habarana-Ritigala-Aukana-Habarana or to swap R and A, and do Dambulla simply on your way between Kandy and Habarana. Indeed leaving your luggage in the trunk requires a trusted driver.

Edited: 16 February 2012, 15:04
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