What is the best route to travel from Ella to Hikkaduwa considering the 1) distance, ) traffic/ road conditions, 3) scenic beauty, 4) places of interest.
Google map is throwing two options. One is an inland route, which seems ot be about 222 km. The other option is via Wellawaya and Galle, but seems much longer.
I understand Bandarawalla is an interesting stopover suggested by Erlk in one of his posts. Is that an option on the route?
We don't mind skipping Galle for for now, as we plan to visit the beaches and towns down south in our three night stay at Hikkaduwa.