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Feb - Apr

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How to Reach Sri Lanka

Taking a direct flight from Delhi or Chennai to Colombo is the best way to travel cover the distance from India and Sri Lanka. The island is completely inaccessible by road and train so India to Sri Lanka by flight is a preferred option for travellers. Those wondering how to go to Sri Lanka from India by ship should know that Mumbai to Colombo cruise takes about 2 days and ferries are available at Rameshwaram. Boarding an India to Sri Lanka cruise is a good alternative to booking a flight. Recently UNESCO added the name of Sri Lankan historical sites to the category of World heritage sites. Certainly, UNESCO’s addition helped attract more tourists and Sri Lanka’s tourism has progressed significantly. Whether it’s the ancient temples or the stone etched carvings in a cave, all minutely portray the legacy of their ancient rulers and civilization. Now, read to get a perfect idea about the diverse routes of Sri Lanka.Below are the different options about how to reach Sri Lanka including distance and flight duration:


By Air

Colombo International Airport (CMB) is the main point of entry for international travelers in Sri Lanka. The availability of domestic flights in Sri Lanka is limited as most of the cities are quite near to each other. Direct flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai are available by Air India, Jet Airways, and SriLankan Airlines. India to Sri Lanka flight duration may vary from 90 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes depending on the airport.

However, some of the prime flight zones are from Ampara, Bentota river, Colombo, Hatton, Jaffna, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Katugastota, Kelaniya, Koggala, Mahaweli, Weerala, Sigiriya, Trincomalee etc. The airlines that religiously serve Sri Lanka are like Jet Airways, Singapore airlines, Turkish Airlines, Spice jet airlines etc.


By Train

Once you scout you will get the detail travel time of the buses that majorly includes routes like Negombo, Galle, while there is a direct bus route from the Colombo to Kandy. For every hour the buses travel for forty to fifty kilometers. However, the speed lifts up as the drivers are set to wheel on the plane lands to 60 to 70 kilometers. But again the speed slows down to 20 km in the hilly areas.


By Road

In Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Railways runs throughout the island. A train ride is more relaxing as compared to other rides. In fact, the first class train ticket in Sri Lanka does not go beyond $15.35. In Sri Lanka, there are three rail lines, including South from Colombo, East from Colombo, and North from Colombo. One can book regular class or an AC class depending upon the distance of your location and hours of travel.


By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to Sri Lanka4.0 hours82.0 hours--
Mumbai to Sri Lanka63.0 hours63.0 hours--
Bangalore to Sri Lanka1.0 hours50.0 hours--

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    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      From the begining till the end it was so neatly organised...hotel rooms were great with courteous staff and special Thanks to Mohammad for being humble and our driver Samen who was supportive through out... An extended Thanks to Aziz travels for making it happen for us...we will visit again
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      Anusha Rao

      Bangalore 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Excellent. I would recommend to choose travel triangle as your travel partner. Also we had a great experience in Sri Lanka though it was costly. It is required to visit Sri Lanka once in a lifetime.
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      Sujoy Chowdhury

      Kolkata 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Had an awesome experience with Apple Holidays on my trip to Sri lanka in Jan 2019. The Best part about the trip were the hotels , All the rooms had an Amazing view and the rooms were super clean and comfy. Thanks for making this trip a memorable one . The guide (Mr.Nishanth) was also very friendly and helped us a lot in terms of arranging food and communicating with the locals.
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      Jane Saveri Rexy

      3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Over all a very good experience.our tour operator,neelum travels, set a good itinerary for us.the hotels were quite nice and food amazing!!
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      Kalika Mathur

      New delhi 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      We are a family of four and visited Sri Lanka recently on a 6nights trip. We found traveltriangle.com a helpful, user friendly, well-designed traveller's site. Before booking, they gave us 5-6 comparative quotes with itineraries and facilitated dialogue with each of the agencies. They also guided us on the payment process and tips for travelling in Sri Lanka. Only drawback was that multiple people from traveltriangle were contacting us at multiple times. Having a single point of contact with traveltriangle would have been better. We chose LookLanka tours after due consideration of the itinerary and cost. Sihan from LookLanka tours was very helpful , knowledgeable and friendly. He patiently answered and clarified all our concerns. He helped us customize our package and booked good hotels as per our choice. He is a very good ambassador for LookLanka tours. I would recommend LookLanka tours to anyone planning to visit Sri Lanka.
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      Jayaraman Natarajan

      Hyderabad 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      it was awesome trip. all hotels are excellent. especially driver is too good.
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      Raghunadha Reddy Yerrabothula

      Hyderabad 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Thanks to Travel Triangle for a wonderful Tour Plan. > Rishabh was really good in Co-coordinating with us right from the package to flight tickets. > Ritika on booking the ticket and helping us in any corrections was really co-operative Thanks to Direct Link Pvt Ltd for a wonderful Tour Plan. > Arshad Razack thanks a lot for giving us every information before landing in Srilanka. He was helping us in getting every information on currency, locations, climate information, kind of clothes to carry. Really great job > Riflan (Driver), more than a driver he was a friend and like a family member who helped us in every single way. Very friendly person and was very kind and made sure all our locations were covered mentioned in the itinerary.
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      Thimmappa Bilenandi Rangaiah

      Banglore 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Hotel in BENTOTA was awesome... however, in Colombo it was not upto the mark... Driver was able to help us and guide to visit places... overall a good experience...
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      Shreyas Gupta

      Bangalore 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Travel agent (Chamauli) create many problems because they not inform to hotel staff about my package what included in it. and the major problem with the food. After these things we try to talk to travel agent they are not given the proper response to us and hotel staff force to us talk to the travel agent and they are also not supported to us that's why we are facing with many more problems. only because of worst service of tropical Ceylon (Chamauli). Only one thing is good that is driver service (Rizan) he support us every time and tries to solve the problem on his hand.
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      Ankit Awasthi

      Mumbai 4 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Apart from Vegeterian food everything was very enjoyable. Also it would have been great if entry rates for attractions would have been included in the package View from hotel room at Nuwara Eliya and Snorkeling
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      Rahul Trivedi

      Mumbai 4 days ago

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    FAQ's of Sri Lanka

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    Yes. Indian nationals must get a visa and passport for Sri Lanka. 

    Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas up north. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.

    Sigiriya, Temple of the Tooth, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, National Museum of Colombo, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, and Galle Face Green are major points of interest in Sri Lanka. 

    Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

    The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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