Hi, we will have a car and driver and will have stayed 2 nights in the hills and then heading to beaches around Galle for New Year.
Is it too big a day to travel Dambulla to Galle given the following plan? We've been recommended to take a 3 hours train from Nanu Oya to Ella and have our driver meet us there. We really like this idea. On a map it seems we might be backtracking and being time poor, wondered if we will have similiar scenery just doing train from Kandy to Newara Eliya? What are the train schedules like as in, it do they run frequently or would we really need to get a timetable?
Another constraint for the day's travel to Galle is that we had been recommended also to go to Uda Walawe park. We'd love to do this and have read to be there in the early evening for the elephants. We think we're trying to pack too much into the one day and wonder if this true, should we plan this as a side trip from Unawatuna?
Also are we not considering some other stops on this day trip?
Our itinerary is below:
Night 1(27 Dec) Colombo
Night 2 (28 Dec) Kandy
Night 3 (29 Dec) Dambulla
Night 4 (30 Dec) Unawatuna
Night 5 (31 Dec) Unawatuna
Night 6 (1 Jan) Rathgama (halfway between Galle & Hikkaduwa)
Night 6 (2 Jan) Rathgama & depart Sri Lanka
Thank you in advance for any advice.