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Where to go from Colombo?

By Traveller November 19, 2017
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Where to go from Colombo?

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By Vebjørn Traveller November 19, 2017

Hi, I am traveling to Sri Lanka in the end of February for a surf camp. I arrive in Colombo Friday night, and have to be at the surf camp in Ahangama on Monday. I am trying to figure out what to do and where to go from Friday night until Monday morning. I am keen to take some of the train rides, but other than that I'm quite blank. Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot,
Best regards
Vebjørn M.

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Ideally I'd recommend the first night (Friday) to be spent at Negombo which is the closer City from Airport - you can stay by the beach: Check STAR BEACH HOTEL (budget option).

Next morning you can head in towards Dambulla and visit Sigiriya + Dambulla Cave Temple and move into Kandy (via Bus is possible) Saturday Night in Kandy. (Kanda uda Hotel : Budget option)

Sunday Morning: Check out Kandy Toothb Temple and other key attractions. Take the evening train into Colombo.

Crash the night in Colombo. Fort City Rest (Budget option).

Next morning Check out take the train into the South there are trains from 5am I guess.

Inbox me for any further information.

Regards,
Arqam
Local February 14, 2018
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Hi Vebjorn,
You could spend Saturday in Colombo and Sunday in Galle.

But Colombo is very trafficky on Saturdays. You can see Gamgaramaya temple, seema malakaya, Galle Face Hotel, museum, Good Market (@ race course), craft shops, old churches, pubs, etc in Colombo, and perhaps head to Galle in the night.

In Galle you can spend the entire day at the historic Dutch Fort in Galle. (You can stay the night at either Unawatuna - a popular beach area just few miles away - or within Galle Fort itself)

Hope it helps.

Cheers
Anjula
Local November 20, 2017
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