Points taken, and yes I guess I'm going to the town of Haputale itself.haha, yeah, the taxi will cost you about 15 dollars, you are just better off taking a bus to colombo from the airport. Just don't expect world class public transport and you won't be disappointed
Just a word of advice, When traveling to places such as trinco, expect alot of security checks in almost all the checkpoints you encounter. So have your IDs near you at all times. It is a necessary hassle. As far as I know trinco town is also a one big HSZ, so you can be subjected to random ID checks etc. Nothing big. Same story in Central Colombo area.
Other than that you are going to love Kandy and Haputale areas. By haputale do you mean the town ? That area is bloody beautiful.
Also, you going down south ? Be sure to check out below Galle, like Matara, Tangalle. Most of the tourists are bunched up in towns to the north of Galle, so they are just rather touristy.
I'd really want to visit Galle and the south, I know there are tons of exciting beaches down there but lets see.. 4 days is short so to avoid delays and rush, I need to know where in Colombo shall I catch the cheap minibuses/ buses to other towns ( Kandy, Galle, Trinco etc. )
I just checked it, there are 2 departures from Colombo Fort to Trinco, at 06:05 and 21:00, both are great timings ! Morning train allows me to see the landscape ( arriving just before 2 pm in Trinco ) while night train lets me save on overniht accommodation and travelling time too !
Hmm..my plan was :well all said, to be honest I dont think you will be able to see all these places in 4 days !
Tell me how ? Day 1..Leave Colombo by Morning Kandy by noon... spend one evening, then overnight to Colombo by night ?
and early morning bus to Trinco next day...arrive by afternoon.. book into hotel.. and local trip..
Day 3.. look around Trinco and take afternoon bus to Batti.. arrive by nightfall.. book into hotel... you already are in day 4 and it takes a day to get bac kto Colombo and from Colombo to BIA...
You need atleast a week for all that.. if not I suggest you skip Trinco and Baticaloa and stick to Colombo ( 1 day ) , Kandy ( and nearby 2 days ) and possibly a beach near Colombo ( 1 day ) !
Day 1: Colombo- short stop at Kandy- Trinco
Day 2: arrives at Trinco, look out for beach and get around the city, then off to Batti in late afternoon
Day 3 : Batti-Colombo
Day 4 : back
I think I'd take your advice to stick just to Colombo, Kandy and the beaches. I can always travel to Sri Lanka for multiple times ( 3-day weekends ? ), this year. Flights are damn cheap. :cheers: