Rent a tuktuk in Gampola, Sri Lanka!
The best way to travel around Gampola is by driving your own tuk-tuk. Gampola is a town in Kandy district, Central Province Sri Lanka.
Gampola was named as a capital city by the late King Buwanekabahu back in the mid-fourteenth century. Also, the longest sleeping Buddha statue of entire South Asia is located in this city at the Saliyapura Temple.
Sights in Gampola
This tower consists of a large winding tower is a biodiversity complex built on top of a hill 48 meters high. The tower is built to represent the multi religions practiced in Sri Lanka. It is home to a variety of plants as well. You can find this location here.
Kotmale Dam was opened in August 1985, built as a large hydroelectric and irrigation dam. Known as the second-largest dam in Sri Lanka, it generates power from three 67 MW turbines, many visit this location to enjoy the most delightful view. You can find the location of the dam here.
Kothmale Mahaweli Maha Seya
This temple is a stupa located in Kothmale, with great historical findings. Many visitors are amazed at the architecture and design used back in the day. You can find this location here.
Food & Drinks
La Pinchi Restaurant
A small and elegant restaurant with a stylish interior, great customer services, and amazing local food made with fresh ingredients. The cost would be about $5-$7 for two people to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Cafe Nosh On
A cool place to hang around and enjoy a beer in the cool weather, with supportive and lovely staff to make your visit a wonderful experience. It would cost about $8 – $10 for two people to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Ape Thena Family Restaurant
A quiet and serene location to enjoy your meal in Gampola, with yummy dishes to make your visit a memorable one. The cost would be about $7 – $10 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Driving up the hill to hotel H2O, you will feel like stepping on to paradise. The amazing infinity-type pool and the quiet and serene environment will make you want to stay longer. The price per night is affordable at $32 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
Tea Cottage Resort
Private cabanas with comfortable accommodation facilities and other amenities, Tea Cottage Resort is awarded as an excellent spot to spend your vacation. The price per night is affordable at $55 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
A small and simple hotel which is easy on your pocket plus it gives you the time to spend and relax with nature. Would cost about $20 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
HOW TO GET TO GAMPOLA FROM COLOMBO
How to get to Gampola from Colombo by train
You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Gampola, trains are available daily. The journey would last for 4 hours 30 minutes to Gampola and would cost you around Rs 130 to Rs 280 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat).
How to get to Gampola from Colombo by bus
From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop on a bus to Gampola (route 19/2). Would cost Rs 150 – Rs. 250, and take around 4 hours 10 minutes.
How to get to Gampola from Colombo by taxi
You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes from Colombo to Gampola. The ride would cost you around Rs 10,000 – Rs 12,000.
How to book a tuktuk in Gampola
- RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
- Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
- Upload your license details through the link in the email.
- Get ready at your requested booking time at a discussed confirmed location.
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