Travel Tips

Sri Lanka can be explored by land, train journeys, air and even by luxury cruises. By adding various experiences, your journey through the Island Paradise can be interesting and as well as exciting together with interactions with local cultures and experiences.


Train journeys in Sri Lanka is one of the best ways to experience the scenic beauty of the hill country to explore the cascading waterfalls, tea carpeted valleys and misty hill country. First class carriage and Observation carriage both are available from Colombo to Badulla and first class carriages are available from Colombo to the down south and to Jaffna as well. Train tickets for first class and observation carriages can be booked in advance to secure the seats.


Local buses can add to the excitement and to the overall experience when visiting Sri Lanka. There are luxury buses and as well as local buses that can be included to your holiday package. The bus journey to Jaffna is the most suitable journey that can be recommended for luxury bus services. The bus service within Colombo can also be recommended while the usual local bus services can be a little hectic but a good experience.


Three-wheeler or most commonly known as the “Tuk-Tuk” ride is one of the best experiences of Ceylon. The Tuk journeys can be organized in any part of the island and most Tuk drivers would now have a meter which will show the amount to be paid per kilometer. Based on the fare you can decide whether or not to take a Tuk journey. We at Travel Design also arrange special Tuk-Tuk journeys through Colombo, using out local networks of suppliers that will introduce you to the highlights of Colombo.

Domestic passenger flights

We can also arrange flights for your transfers between two destinations. For long journeys such as Colombo to Jaffna, or Colombo to Batticaloe, it is best to take the internal flights and for those guests who are interested in experiencing a fly away experience, scenic journeys such as Colombo to Nuwara Eliya, Colombo to Kandy or to Koggala can be arranged. We also have the charter flight option for small traveler groups which is a personalized service.

Information Service

  • The Tourist Information Center (TIC) run in Colombo by the Ceylon Tourist Board is located at 78, Steuart Place, Galle Road, Colombo 3. Tel:(+94) 112 437059(+94) 112 437060 , (+94) 112 437055
  • Kandy TIC – Headman’s Lodge, 3, Deva Veediya, Kandy, 0812 222661. Open 900 hrs. to 1645 hrs. on weekdays. Saturday 0900 to 1300 hrs.
  • Negombo TIC – 12/6, Lewis Place, Negombo. Open 0900 – 1715 hrs.
  • Hikkaduwa TIC – Commercial Bank Bldg., Galle Road, Hikkaduwa. Tel : 09122-223397
  • Airport TIC – Located in the arrivals lounge of the International Airport, Katunayake and open day and night. Tel:11 2 452411
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