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Sri Lanka

28-Dec-13 to 02-Jan-14

[Sri Lanka] [Mount Lavinia] [Royce Hotel] [Kandy] [Colomo]

Kandy is worth a visit, though the only thing here is the Tooth temple, where a tooth relic of Lord Buddha is placed.

The tooth temple
Tooth temple, Kandy

How to reach

From Colombo, there are a number of trains quite easily available.
It is a three hours train ride, the scenery is amazing and the train climbs up really steep mountains with dense forests.
Some trains have an "obeservation coach" with the rear totally glass, try getting that if possible.
We took the morning train to Kandy and the last train back to Colombo.
The problem we faced was that all the return trains were full and when we went, you had to go to the station and physically book a ticket. There is simply no way to book the return ticket from Colombo. So, the moment you reach Kandy, book the return ticket. Even the "second class" is pretty good and comfortable.
From the railway station we took a tuk tuk for 200/- Rs, though on the way back, we walked, it took us ten minutes.

[Sri Lanka] [Mount Lavinia] [Royce Hotel] [Kandy] [Colomo]