We'll be flying in to Colombo on June 10 and staying 2 nights in Negombo to get situated and acclimated before travelling on. We'll spend most of that time further north and east, but wondered whether it would make sense to take a train from Colombo to Badulla on June 12 (when we're scheduled to check out of our hotel in Negombo). We were thinking of staying one night in Badulla, then perhaps one night in Kandy, then heading north.
I know it's the rainy season in the hill country, so I'm trying to find out whether it makes any sense to spend a day or two of our 3-week trip in the hill country before moving to dryer ground.
Another option would be to try to fit that trip in at the end of our vacation, before flying out.
Or should we skip it, altogether?