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How To Reach Sri Lanka
Home to some truly breath-taking destinations, Sri Lanka is a delight for travel lovers. Well connected with the rest of the world by air and water ways, it's fairly convenient to get to Sri Lanka. Though traveling inland can be a bit tedious because of the traffic conditions, you can get around by train, bus, tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, scooter or Uber. Planning to visit the island nation? Read on to know the best way to get to Sri Lanka.
The Bandaranaike is the sole international airport located in the capital city of Colombo in Sri Lanka, providing direct flights from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. There are a few private airlines providing passenger services from the neighbouring country, India. Sri Lankan Airlines is the national carrier of the country. Mihin Lanka, a low-cost Sri Lankan airline, operates Central Asian and Indian routes.
Being an independent island nation, waterways is the second preferred option to reach Sri Lanka. Though there are not too many options for the budget traveler besides a couple of ferry services from India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala). International travelers should keep a look out for luxury cruises on the Indian ocean. Most of these will make a pit stop at Sri Lanka.
Getting Around in Sri Lanka
By Road: The Central bus stand in Colombo serves as a connectivity hub, providing, both private and public buses for intercity travel. Also, a network of public buses is run by the Sri Lanka Transport Board. The common mode of transport inside the city are radio and private taxis, hired two-wheelers and three wheeler tuk tuks.
By Train: Sri Lanka Railways operates all rail services. Colombo is the connective place of three main railway lines of the north, the east and the south. Trains are a relatively inexpensive mode of travel, offering the country's magnificent landscape view, though are pretty crowded and usually delayed.