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advise for best itinerary

Akola, India
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advise for best itinerary


We r a grp of 21 people including kids, visiting srilanka in the month of may.

our suggested itinery 1 is --

day 1 : arrive colombo @ 5:00 AM. immediately drive to kandy. enroute elephant orphange

day 2 : Nuwara Eliya

day 3: bentota

day 4 : bentota

day 5 : colombo

day 6: colombo

itinerary 2 ---

day 1 - Kandy

day 2 - Kandy

day 3 - nuwara eliya

day 4 - yala

day 5- bentota

day 6 - bentota

day 7 - colombo

day 8- departure late evening.

please suggest which one to avail. as we r travelling with kids we want a easy trip but at the same time we want ot include best places.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: advise for best itinerary

Well the 2nd itinerary is better since it's 8 days. Else Nuwera Eliya to Bentota is one long drive

Akola, India
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2. Re: advise for best itinerary

thank you for the reply.

i have a new itenery now---

Kandy 2 N

NE - 1 N

bentota - 2 N

colombo - 2 N

Is it ok . my cousines dont want to travel long for visiting yala.

I want to know abt galle. how it can be reached and what is the attraction there.

please suggest.

thank u in advance .

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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for Sri Lanka
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3. Re: advise for best itinerary

Well now you have that long drive to Bentota again :-( Eliya-Bentota is 6-7 hours. You can do Galle as a halfday trip from Bentota, it's about 90 minutes one way. It's an old colonial fort, you have quite a few of those on the Indian coast too but of course each is unique.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Fredericia, Denmark
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4. Re: advise for best itinerary

Nuwara Eliya - Bentota takes approx.. 6 hours drive.


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5. Re: advise for best itinerary

I agree with Erik, but 2 N in Colombo is too much I would recommend 2 N in NE. also you need to take your time to see all the waterfalls and the tea factories in your way from Kandy to NE.

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