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Sri Lanka Route help please!

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Sri Lanka Route help please!


I’m going to Sri Lanka 7th August this year with my husband for three weeks.

Day 1-4 Our first stop is cultural triangle for four days.(already booked)

Day 5-9 Then we are thinking of a few beach days north of trincomalee.

Day 10 Then we will return to the cultural triangle(possibly not the best route but already booked)

From Dambulla in the Cultural triangle we are planning to go south to Kandy to stay overnight (to break up the journey) and then south again to Ella on the train and stay there for a few days.

We haven’t planned beyond this so looking for advice on-

Where to go After Ella.(I’m aware weather might not be great in august?)

Any suggested tweaks/tips

Travel tips-we’re planning Taxi from the airport to cultural triangle, and train from kandy to Ella but not planned anything else. We’ve done some safaris before so not desperate to include one.

Any advice would be really appreciated. Many thanks!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Sri Lanka Route help please!

i there,

South coast weather is fine but rough seas. You could travel Ella to UW for the Elephant Transit Home and next day to e.g. Mirissa or Unawatuna.


For bus/train and


for private transport.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Sri Lanka Route help please!

Thank you

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