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28-Dec-13 to 02-Jan-14

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Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia is a quiet neighbourhood, a favourite tourist haunt. It has a nice beach and a number of mid class hotels.

Getting there

You can take a taxi from the airport, there is a prepaid counter, charges are around 4000 - 5000 Sri Lankan Rupees.
A cheaper way of getting to Mount lavinia is....
Go out of the exit, on the left are luxury buses, which take you to Colombo Fort Bus Stop for SL Rs 130/-.
They are very comfortable and the road is excellent, it is a 45 minute journey.
Come out of the main gate of the bus stop, turn left, there is a market with narrow lanes, cross it, you'll come to a main road, cross the road and head to your right.
Colombo Fort Railway Station is just five minutes walk from there.
For Rs 15/- from Counter 13, you get a ticket to Mount Lavinia. It is a 20 minute journey.
From Mount Lavinia Railway Station, it is a ten minute walk to Hotel Royce.
Or if there is no train leaving soon, take a metered auto rikshaw (tuk tuk they call it), to Mount Lavinia. It should cost around Rs 700/- . If you have a smart phone, download Sri Lankan Railway timetable here.

Mount Lavinia
Mount Lavinia Mount Lavinia

Map of Mount Lavinia

Map of Mount Lavinia
Mount Lavinia has showrooms and shops, and eating joints along the main Galle Road. Galle Road is the main highway from Colombo.
Odel Showroom is just about a hundred meters from Royce Hotel, just on the main road and ahead are many factory outlets.
On the beach, Loon Tao is amazing. Their prices look expensive but the quantity of food in each dish is enough for three people.

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