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Itinerary

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Itinerary

Dear Friends

We have planned the trip from 14th April to 20th April from Chennai to Colombo and here's my itenerary. Wanted your views on the same. We planned to visit only Colombo, Kandy and Negombo.

Day 1

• Flight from Chennai to Colombo - 14th April morning

• Take the free shuttle from Northeast of Arrivals to Bus stand – 14th

• Take the bus -187 from Bus stand to Fort Railway station (there is a bus every 45 mins). The travel is about an hour

• From the Fort station, take the train from Colombo to Kandy:

Train No Name Departure Station Time Arrival Station Time Frequency Service

9 Inter City Express Colombo Fort 7:00 Kandy 9:35 Daily C, E

29 Inter City Express Colombo-Fort 15:35 Kandy 18:05 Daily C, E

35 Express Colombo-Fort 16:55 Kandy 20:00 Daily A, B

With the assumption that we reach early morning: Days Inn Kany, 66 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy Lake Front, Kandy, Sri Lanka

We will proceed to see the following for the rest of the day:

Kandy Lake

• Embekke Temple

• Gadaladeniya temple

• Lankatilaka temple

• Temple of Tooth relic (10:30 am, 16:30 pm or 18:30)

Day 2: 15th

Visit:

• Bahirawakanda temple (1 km from Kandy) Entrance fee LKR 200(Rs.86)

• New Ramweli spice garden(near Peredeniya)

• Tea museum

• Checkout and board tuk-tuk to Exporail station

• Board the Exporail from Kandy at 15:00 and reach Colombo, checkin at the hotel at 17:30

• Eat and sleep

Day 3:16th

Take a train from Colombo fort to Negombo (Refer XL sheet)

Arrival to FOT Departure from FOT Reaching to NGB Train Starting from Train Runs to Available days of the week Type of the Train Train No Other Name

5:00:00 5:00:00 6:24:00 COLOMBO FORT NEGOMBO DAILY LOCAL TRAINS 3406

8:00:00 8:00:00 9:01:00 COLOMBO FORT NEGOMBO MONDAY TO FRIDAY COLOMBO COMMUTER 3418

8:35:00 8:35:00 9:54:00 COLOMBO FORT NEGOMBO SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS SPECIAL TRAINS (sch.) 0

17:30:00 17:30:00 18:53:00 COLOMBO FORT NEGOMBO DAILY LOCAL TRAINS 3426

• Visit Negombo beach and Dutch canal

• Board the train back to Colombo:

Eat and rest

Day 4:17th

• Visit National Museum of Colombo (Open from 9 to 5) Closed on Fridays and public holidays

• Colombo fort

• Kelaniya temple

• Galle face green

• Bire Lake

• Mount Lavinia(If possible)

• Shopping: Pettah Market, Majestic Circle and Liberty plaza

• Eat and rest

Day 5:18th

• Arrange and check out.

• Board the taxi back to Airport.

• Flight from Colombo to Chennai

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1. Re: Itinerary

There are no longer free shuttle buses at Colombo Airport. Bus 187 now departs from the road just outside the airport gate - 2 times per hour.

It will take 45-60 mins to clear immigration and pick up your luggage. Bus 187 will take 90-120 mins to get to Colombo Fort railway station.

There is no special station in Kandy for ExpoRail. It's just a luxury coach attached to the ordinary ICE train.

Hans

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