Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
When to go
For the ideal tan-perfecting temperature, visit between November and April, when the seas are settled and the sun is just right. The Galle Literary Festival is held in January; in March, boogie by the Fort at the Galle Music Festival.
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PlanesInternational flights from Europe, Asia and the Middle-East land at Bandaranaike International Airport (www.airport.lk), a two-hour drive away on the main Colombo–Galle road.
TrainsWadduwa station is serviced by trains from Galle and Colombo Fort (www.railway.gov.lk). Second-class tickets are cheap and make for a scenic coastal journey; for air-conditioned comfort, hop on the luxurious leather-upholstered Rajadhani Express carriages (www.rajadhani.lk), which run twice a day (roughly US$8 for a one-way ticket).
AutomobilesIt’s best to hire a car with a driver if you’re keen to roam the chaotic roads in Sri Lanka. Acquire an international driving licence and recognition permit before you go; police are prone to stopping tourists for identification checks.