Lal Lanka Tours (tuk tuk)
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 outside the Sigiriya Rest House. His prices are reasonable and he is an honest guy with excellent time keeping. I met Lal first in Polonnaruwa and he negotiates a discount on a superb rice and curry buffet at Ariya Rest House lkr700 instead of lkr800.
Lal can pick you up at the airport or anywhere in the cultural triangle just drop him an email, phone or skype him. His English is great and he has a good sense of humour always smiling and doing his best for his customers. He can arrange car taxi service and jeep safaris in Kadulla or Mineria. In fact Lal’s tuk tuk has travelled the whole of Sri Lanka so its not exclusive to the cultural triangle
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Bicycling through the site.
If you have enough time, maybe the best way to visit the complex is by bicycle. Long dirty roads along big lakes, visiting the most remote ruins of the city is a great experience. There are some places in Anuradhapura new city to rent them.
Cycling around Anuradhapura
The best way to get around Anuradhapura really is by bike. If you're not up to that then you can negotiate with a three-wheeler to drive you around, but bargain hard for a decent price. The sites are too spread out to make walking an option. Bicycles are available for rent at most guesthouses for around Rs 250 per day.
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