Even if you're the most impulsive traveler, it still doesn't hurt to know a few basic things about Karandeniya before you go. Look it up on a map, figure out what there is to do and let the good times roll!
You'll find this town 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Ambalangoda and 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Bentota.
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Plug in your headphones and watch a couple of in-flight flicks. In no time, you'll arrive at Koggala Airport (KCT). It's approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from central Karandeniya.
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Unfortunately, there are no car rental businesses around Koggala Airport. You'll have to hail a cab or look into pubic transport if you want to journey the 25 miles (40 kilometers) into town.
Make arrangements to see Natural Moonstone Mine, an inactive, historic mine where you can picture life long ago. Want more options? If you're on the hunt for somewhere to keep yourself entertained, you can spend some time at Ariyapala Mask Museum. But that's not all there is. Remember to pack the sunscreen when you're going to Ambalangoda Beach. It's guaranteed to be a fun day in the sun.
If you have a couple of spare days and you're happy to travel 17 miles (27 kilometers), head on over to Galle. This nearby area has a world of things to see and do. Begin diving into the culture and character of the region at Unawatuna Beach. If you want to discover more, head to Galle Fort and the National Maritime Museum too. Located 17 miles (27 kilometers) away, South Sri Lanka Coast is another nearby destination. While you're here, make sure you get to the Galle National Museum, Historical Mansion and the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya.
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This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.
This hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and an outdoor tennis court. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy perks like free valet parking.
This smoke-free property features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 5 restaurants. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.
This luxury hotel features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 4 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.
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