Central Province Travel Guide

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Kandy

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Nuwara Eliya

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Dambulla

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Pinnawala

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Horton Plains

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Matale

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Hatton

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Kandalama

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Kadugannawa

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Mahiyangana

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Peradeniya

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Padeniya

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Nallathanniya

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Kandy

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  • Visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation

    Kandy Things to Do

    This is the first elephant place you come to if driving from Colombo - theres an information board at the entrance but staff including fluent English speaking guide were sitting around the entrance so were there to advise me there are 3 options: during your visit you may like to…Wash the elephants!Take an elephant shower!Journey on a bare back...

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  • Earl's Regency Hotel Kandy

    Kandy Hotels

    We reserved this hotel by booking/com and stayed with my family. We were lucky to selected this...

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  • Day trip to Dambulla

    Kandy Off The Beaten Path

    The most interesting in Dambulla are the Cave Temples. Go to the bus terminal in Kandy and take a bus to Dambulla the main entrance to the Cave Temples is about 3 km before the Dambulla bus terminal, the ticket office is in the enormous Golden Temple, 1500 Rupies fee, then a long staircase up the hill. Bus about 2.5 hours and 100 Rupies, aircon bus...

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Nuwara Eliya

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  • Waterfall walk

    Nuwara Eliya Things to Do

    There is a small waterfall near the king fern bungalow a nice 45min stroll to settle your breakfast we went early in the morning and discovered so lovely birds and plants. It was a little bit of a climb up be careful if its been raining as it could be slippery but the reward of the gushing icy cold water and the quietness was a great reward.

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  • The Tea Factory

    Nuwara Eliya Hotels

    I stayed in one of the 49 Standard rooms. It was tastefully furnished & had a beautiful luxurious...

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  • Bluefields tea estate

    Nuwara Eliya Things to Do

    A trip to Nuwar Eliya is not complete without a trip to a tea factory and if you are a lover like I am its really interesting just inhaling the fumes made me thirsty. All of the equipment that is used is still the old british items and this cannot be changed by law so Ceylon tea will always be produced the old british colonial way. The educational...

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Dambulla

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  • Lal Lanka Tours (tuk tuk)

    Dambulla Transportation

    If you are planning to visit the cultural triangle why not save yourself time and get yourself a great tuk tuk driver. Lal has one of the most comfortable rides in Sri Lanka with car seats fitted into his piaggo. The extra boot space means your luggage can easily fit without you feeling uncomfortable. He is based in Sigiriya usually stationed...

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  • Heritance Kandalama

    Dambulla Hotels

    Wonderful bathrooms with huges shower-cabins. Excellent cuisine ! Built in an special location the...

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  • At The Top

    Dambulla Things to Do

    These cave temples are the best preserved and biggest in Sri Lanka. The rock rises to a height of 160 m (520 ft.) from the surrounding plains and houses more than 80 documented caves along its 2000 feet length. However, the most important are 5 caves, which contain priceless statues and paintings relating to the life and times of Buddha. I counted...

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Pinnawala

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  • Currency Exchange

    Pinnawala Favorites

    There is a branch of Ceylone Bank just inside the entrance of the Elephant Orphanage where one can exchange the currency. We found the rates comparable to what we found outside Colombo airport. Service was fast and the staff was friendly.

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  • Not the Elephant Orphanage you're...

    Pinnawala Tourist Traps

    We took a rikshaw from the Pinnawala junction of Colombo-Kandy road to the Elephant Orphanage (for LKR 100). The young Tuk-Tuk driver found us an easy target and took us to a fake place! He was not that wrong in assessing poor us!! He also remained around to make sure that we buy the expensive, LKR 6500, entrance ticket to get into the...

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  • eephants

    Pinnawala Tourist Traps

    you should must see activity the elephant bathelephant feedingelephant ridingmaking of elephant poo paper factory (just opposite to the entrance of the pinnawala elephant orphange.the hotel was amazing (hotel elephant bay)fantastic activity in pinnawala cheers

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Horton Plains

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  • Hore a van

    Horton Plains Transportation

    One of the best ways to get to Horton plains is via Bus or Van! The cost of entry will have you in for a surprise as they have increased the rates dramatically. The cost for 2 people including vehicle is almost Rs 750/- which is quite steep for locals. You journey will be bumpy by tradition and will certainly take approx 1 hour to ascend the...

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  • Camping at Horton Plains

    Horton Plains Things to Do

    Available under regulations. Please do not bring any packed food items as it disrupts the eco systems and endangers wildlife. You may be searched for plastic items (food wrappings, bottles, disposable items) - If any are found they may be confiscated.Since camping is well regulated, you will need to obtain a permit and be escorted to the campers...

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  • Getting there

    Horton Plains Transportation

    Probably the most common route for getting to Horton Plains is from Nuwara Eliya. The long, winding and very scenic road takes about 90 minutes, climbing upwards through Ambewela (home to the highest railway station in Sri Lanka) and mountains Totapola and Kirigalpotta (both over 7000 feet). There are a few buses but the easiest way is probably to...

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Matale

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  • Aluvihara rock monastery

    Matale Things to Do

    Aluvihara rock monastery is beside the Kandy-Dambulla road, 3 km north of Matale. The monastery caves are situted among rocks . One of the monastic caves contains horror chamber.

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  • Aluvihare

    Matale Things to Do

    Aluvihare is a rock monestery on the Kandy-Dambulla highway. The monestery was established during the 1st century and situated between rocks.You can get to the Monestery by a three wheeler which will cost you about Rs.150/- and take you about 15 mins to get there from the Matale Town.

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  • To Matale by Bus

    Matale Transportation

    The best and cheapest way to get to Matale is to take the intercity train from Colombo to Kandy (Rs.200/- and takes 2 1/2 hours) and then take and intercity air conditioned bus from Kandy to Matale (Rs.25/- and takes 45 mins)

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Kandalama

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    Kandalama Lake

    by tim07 Updated Jan 1, 2011

    Kandalama Lake is such a beautiful and relaxing setting for a hotel stay. It's possible to take a raft trip on the lake. You get to see the sunset from the lake and watch the birds settle in the tree tops for the night.

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Mahiyangana

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  • it was not morally fair

    Mahiyangana Tourist Traps

    I'm sorry to classify this under tourist trap because I have the utmost respect for indigenous people and I have always had very nice and even special experiences all over the world sharing moments or days with local people but at this village, when hubby and I arrived with a guide of the town of Mahiyangana, at first they asked 6000 LKR for the...

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  • Hotel Benjamina

    Mahiyangana Hotels

    Hubby and I arrived here by bus and without a reservation, with only a couple of hotel names and...

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Peradeniya

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  • Refreshing and educational Botanic...

    Peradeniya Things to Do

    There are many beautiful flowers and trees in the Garden. Take a look of the map and see which area is your favourite. Be sure the carry hat or umbrella when you stroll around this hugh garden. See more pics for various types of plants/flowers. Admission: Rs300 (Feb 06)There are hugh coconut, orchid, etc..

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  • Juliyan Villa

    Peradeniya Hotels

    127/8, Sandun Uyana, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka

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