*Dambulla (map) – A city of historic importance with fabulous hotels, close to Sigiriya (map). Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Beaches at *Tangalle (map), Beruwala (map), *Mirissa (map), *Bentota (map), *Unawatuna (map), Arugam Bay (map), *Pasikudah (map), *Hikkaduwa (map) are considered as famous tourist beaches in the country. (*List of beaches)
Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) >> airport.lk.
For those on a budget buses are everywhere. They’re sometimes crowded and uncomfortable, but they get you around for almost nothing.
Sri Lanka has an extensive railway system serving all major towns and cities in the island except for the North. Travel by train is itself a journey to remember, be it travelling to Central Sri Lanka or travelling on the coastal line is just amazing.
Highly recommended to travel by train outside Colombo. The Hill train to Badulla is an amazing journey. Preferably choose the express trains, and try to get a reservation beforehand, if you can. >> Sri Lanka Railways. (+ more info: seat61.com)