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If your trip to Hanwella is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
There's plenty to see and do in the immediate surrounds. Don't leave without exploring Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and Kirindiwela Temple. If you can, also check out Wathurugama Buddhist Temple.
You'll want to explore nearby Negombo. What's 25 miles when you've got your very own car? The drive there is half the fun! Negombo Fish Market, Ave Maria Convent and St. Sebastians Church alone justify the drive. The locals are also likely to point you toward Unawatuna, 62 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, make sure it's Galle Fort. (But we'd also recommend Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach.)
If you adore the taste of salt on your lips and the sight of seabirds drifting high up in the sky, slide into the driver's seat and spend a couple of hours ambling along the shore at Mount Lavinia Beach. You'll find this terrific stretch of coastline 16 miles from Hanwella.
If you're here for a business conference, you'll find Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall located 16 miles from Hanwella. During one of the breaks, head to a nearby restaurant to grab some food — socializing and networking can be draining.
Avoid paying an arm and a leg for a rental car by following these top tips:
Sure, it's possible to head out and explore Hanwella without wheels. But with so much to see and do, having one will definitely make your trip all the more memorable. If you're hoping to venture out into some nature, consider a vehicle with a little extra power. A full-size car or an SUV could be just what you need. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is a top choice for those embarking on shorter trips.
Sometimes it's all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you're planning an epic road trip around Hanwella, a roomy SUV could be your perfect match. If you're hoping for the cheapest possible price and plan on doing a lot of city driving, a versatile compact is hard to beat. All you have to do is decide what's the best fit, load up the car, and hit the highway.
Before you take to the road in Hanwella, read up on the local traffic regulations. From red light rules to seat belt regulations, here's all you need to know:
The left side is where you'll be cruising along in Hanwella. Be aware that the controls of your rental car here, like the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the other side of what you're used to.
Grabbing a place to park in Hanwella can take time. That's why many visitors opt for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could land you a large fine.
There are. In the city of Hanwella, speed limits range from 40 km/h to 70 km/h. Residential areas have a default speed limit of 50 km/h unless marked otherwise.
Usually, your chosen rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
It is legal to use a cell phone while cruising in your car around Hanwella. However, we suggest that you play it safe and avoid using your phone — your focus should be on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Hanwella is 0.08%. If you're in the mood for a big night out, leave your rental car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Seat belts are mandatory in Colombo District. Having said that, these rules may vary for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.