How to get from Kandy to Dalhousie

It’s a tricky one that; how to get from Kandy to Dalhousie. And that’s for two reasons: There is another much bigger and more popular Dalhousie in India, which come up in every internet search. Dalhousie in Sri Lanka is tiny and, despite being the gateway to Adam’s Peak, is little-known.

Black Market Train Tickets in Sri Lanka

Kandy If you have been to Sri Lanka you will know that buying train tickets for reserved seats is quite complicated as they go like hot-cakes. The only way you are going to manage to buy the type of train ticket you want, with reserved seating, is if you are super organised

Sri Lankan Trains and Wadi Wadi

We loved it in Sri Lanka when we were on the trains and the carriage door would open and the wadi wadi man would bustle through with a huge basket crying “wadi wadi“!

Where to Eat in Kandy (and where not to)

I was only in Kandy for a couple of days. But it was a couple of days so hot that Toni and I had to stop A LOT for refreshments. Meaning that we got to experience Kandy’s best and worst eateries.

Kandy Dances and Meeting the ‘Fire Eater’

Did we get got? Were we had? Was it a genuine moment? Was it a scam? Or will we never know? I had read about the Kandy dances when I was researching the trip to Sri Lanka and it seemed that watching them was simply the thing to do in Kandy.

Where to Stay in Kandy

We booked our accommodation for Kandy in advance. It was one of only two places in Sri Lanka where we did so, the other being Colombo for our first night in the country. You see, it is very easy to find accommodation in Sri Lanka. It is everywhere, in the form of small guesthouses and […]

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    It’s a tricky one that; how to get from Kandy to Dalhousie. And that’s for two reasons: There is another much bigger and more popular Dalhousie in India, which come up in every internet search. Dalhousie in Sri Lanka is tiny and, despite being the gateway to Adam’s Peak, is little-known.

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    Sri Lankan Trains and Wadi Wadi

    We loved it in Sri Lanka when we were on the trains and the carriage door would open and the wadi wadi man would bustle through with a huge basket crying “wadi wadi“!

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