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How To Reach Sri Lanka

Planning A Trip To Sri Lanka? Here are some guidelines on 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.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Sri Lanka
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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.

By Water

By Water:  How To Reach Sri Lanka
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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. 

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Getting Around in Sri Lanka

Getting Around in Sri Lanka:  How To Reach Sri Lanka
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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.

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