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What are the major attractions in Mahara?

If your trip to Mahara is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.

It's a good idea to have a game plan when exploring a new destination. Some attractions to squeeze into your schedule are Wathurugama Buddhist Temple and Henerathgoda Botanical Garden.

What are the best road trip destinations near Mahara?

If you've seen all the main sights in Mahara, there's lots more on offer in the surrounding area. Negombo is just 16 miles away. Travelers who head here typically have Negombo Beach on their must-do lists.

Where are the best beaches near Mahara?

If you're visiting Mahara with the kids, a day at the seaside is an awesome way to keep them entertained. Pack the car with some buckets, spades and beachballs, and take a day trip to one of these wonderful beaches:

  • Mount Lavinia Beach (16 miles away).
  • Negombo Beach (19 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Mahara?

If you're mostly here for business, you'll likely be heading to Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. It's located 12 miles away.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Mahara?

Below are our top recommendations to grab the best price on a rental car:

  • Look into as many different offers as possible (we make that chore as easy as ABC!);
  • By entering only your email address into our Price Drop Alert, you'll be informed of all the unbeatable offers for your selected location;
  • Before you get behind the wheel, check both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off office locations to ensure you're bagging the best deal in town;
  • You can often save yourself some dollars if your plans are flexible. Look at different days and dates and find out what savings you can score;
  • Pickup and drop-off times typically need to be around the same time (e.g, both 11 a.m.) or you could be required to pay for a full extra day;
  • If you're in the mood to save a pretty penny, pay in advance and bag some of the best rates around;
  • Finally, secure your booking as soon as you can to grab a ton of savings!

What kind of rental car should I get for Mahara?

Sure, you can head out and explore Mahara without a car. But with so much to see, having one is sure to make your trip more memorable. If you can't wait to venture out into 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 great choice for travelers heading off on shorter trips.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Mahara?

There's plenty of choice when it comes to rental cars in Mahara. From SUVs with trunk space galore to easy-to-park compacts, you'll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on your budget and what activities you've got planned. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need more than an engine and four wheels. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?

What do I need to know about driving in Gampaha District?

Before you hit the road in Mahara, it pays to brush up on the local traffic rules and regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to seat belt regulations, here's what you need to know:

What side of the road do they drive on in Mahara?

In Mahara, you'll need to stick to the left-hand side of the road. That means the driver's seat is on the right side. If you've chosen a manual transmission rental vehicle, you'll have to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.

Is it difficult to park in Mahara?

It can be. Driving around the block searching for a parking spot is common in Mahara. Getting near the top sights is easier if you research your options ahead of time.

Are there speed limits in Mahara?

While navigating through the streets of Mahara, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 40 km/h to 70 km/h. Residential zones are 50 km/h unless posted otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Gampaha District?

More often than not, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can send a fine straight to you.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Mahara?

You're allowed to use your cell phone when operating a vehicle in Mahara. However, we recommend waiting until your journey ends, or pulling over in an appropriate spot, before using your phone.

What are the rules around drink driving in Mahara?

While operating a vehicle in Mahara, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Thinking of having a few drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Are seat belts compulsory in Gampaha District?

Subject to some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Gampaha District.

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