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There are 2 ways to get from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake) by train, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi

  1. Take the train from Nagercoil Jn to Thiruvananthapuram Central
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO)
  3. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Madu Ganga (Lake)

1 alternative option

Train, fly to Colombo, taxi

  1. Take the train from Nagercoil Jn to Thiruvananthapuram Central
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Colombo (CMB)
  3. Take a taxi from Colombo to Madu Ganga (Lake)
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International entry into Sri Lanka from India

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of India
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Sri Lanka from India

  • 7-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from COVID-19 testing on arrival
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Sri Lanka

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Considerations leaving from India

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Sri Lanka from India is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madu Ganga (Lake) is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madu Ganga (Lake) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Madu Ganga (Lake) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Yes, entry into India from Sri Lanka is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake) is to train and fly and taxi which costs ₹13,000 - ₹20,000 and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake) is to train and fly and taxi which costs ₹13,000 - ₹20,000 and takes 6h 13m.

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The distance between Nāgercoil and Madu Ganga (Lake) is 357 km.

It takes approximately 17h 52m to get from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h and has one stopover.

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Spicejet, Cinnamon Air, Maldivian and two other airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Madu Ganga (Lake). Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake).
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  • Distance: 357 km
  • Duration: 17h 52m

What companies run services between Nāgercoil, India and Madu Ganga (Lake), Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Nāgercoil to Madu Ganga (Lake). However, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Diyawanna Oya, then take the taxi to Madu Ganga (Lake). Alternatively, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Colombo, then take the taxi to Madu Ganga (Lake).

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 42000 - Rs. 180000
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Bengaluru, Colombo
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
Rs. 50000 - Rs. 200000
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Hyderabad, Colombo
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 65000 - Rs. 220000
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 45000 - Rs. 100000
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Kochi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Male, Colombo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 55000 - Rs. 200000
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 60000 - Rs. 110000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 45000 - Rs. 100000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Nagercoil Jn to Thiruvananthapuram Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 490 - Rs. 2900
Website
irctc.co.in
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12go.asia
Sleeper Class
Rs. 490 - Rs. 650
Third AC (3A)
Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100
Second AC (2A)
Rs. 2300 - Rs. 2900
Other operators
Taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Madu Ganga (Lake)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Estimated price
Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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