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If your trip to Mahawewa is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Think about extending your trip by an extra day or so. Once you've explored the center, Munneswaram Temple and Senanayake Aramaya are a few other nearby attractions that are worth a look.
We know you want to take your new ride for a spin. How about taking a short trip out to Negombo? Just 19 miles away, roll down the windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the drive there. Negombo Fish Market ought to be high up on your list here. Ave Maria Convent and St. Sebastians Church are excellent attractions too. Don't forget about Colombo either! Just 37 miles away, Galle Face Green, Ballys Casino and Mount Lavinia Beach are essential stops here.
Beaches are ideal places to launch a kite. If it's breezy, why not buckle the little ones into the car and take a road trip to Negombo Beach? It's 16 miles from Mahawewa and is a glorious place for some family fun.
Here's a round-up of our top suggestions if you're looking to grab the best price on a rental car:
Sure, it's possible to explore Mahawewa without wheels. But with so much to see and do, having one will definitely make your trip all the more exciting. If you're hoping to head out into nature, choose something with some extra oomph. A full-size car or an SUV could be just the ticket. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is a popular choice if you're only taking shorter trips.
Sometimes it's all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you're about to head off on an epic road trip around Mahawewa, a roomy SUV could be the best solution. If you're hoping for a fantastic bargain and plan on doing a lot of city driving, an economy car is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what's the best fit, throw your bags in the trunk, and rack up those miles.
There's more to road-tripping around Mahawewa than simply sliding behind the wheel and turning the engine over. Get the scoop on the main local rules and regulations here:
Stay on the left-hand side of the road in Mahawewa. If you plan to grab a rental car here, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
Finding a car space in Mahawewa isn't always quick and easy. That's why many visitors choose a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, take careful note of the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could earn you a steep fine.
Speed limits vary in Mahawewa, but usually range from 40 km/h to 70 km/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 50 km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Usually, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can issue a fine to you directly.
It's not illegal in Mahawewa, but we don't recommend it. For a safer journey, it's always best to wait until your trip has ended before texting or calling.
While operating a vehicle in Mahawewa, it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in Puttalam District.