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Mount Lavinia

A commercial suburb, close to the city of Colombo, it is a reputed place for tourism mainly due to the beautiful beach location. There are plenty of hotels, shops, spas, night clubs and restaurants here. A busy city till very late.
Distance: 2 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 25 Mins
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Located north of Colombo, the city's name is derived from a combination of five villages. A commercial town, this district is also famous for plantation, low country crops, coconuts and pineapples.
Distance: 20 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour
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The main business hub of the Kalutara district which is famous for rubber plantation and tropical fruits. This City is located on the coast at the beautiful river mouth, a famous temple and a church can be seen at the centre. City is on the main road leading to the south.
Distance: 22 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour
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Situated in close proximity to the International airport, the town is famous for fishing and tourism. Recognized as one of the oldest settlements of Christianity in Sri Lanka, there are many historical buildings and places in Negombo.
Distance: 25 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour
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Royal Botanic Gardens

The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the "National Herbarium of Sri Lanka"
Distance: 75 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 3.5 Hrs
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Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Galle Fort is an entire preserved walled town, now filled with boutique hotels, shops, and restaurants. You will adore the Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.
Distance: 73 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 2 Hours
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Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. Mirissa's beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination.
Distance: 89 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 2.5 Hrs
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Kandy is a large and a sacred city in central Sri Lanka. The city has a historical value because the last Sinhalese kingdom and the spiritual significance of “the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa)”.
Distance: 74 miles
Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours