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Arriving June 1st, looking for quiet village or small town HOMESTAY or small guesthouse ideal ,to get to know the people better than as a passing tourist. We are both 60,very adventurous,fit and used to local standards. Very experienced asia. Will also spend time in the mountains BUT WHERE?
Afraid there is no easy one-size fits all answer. Suggest you start with finding a guesthouse in a smaller but still a bit touristy area, and from there find an more 'inland' homestay or GH. E.g. Mirissa or Tangalle, smaller southcoast coastal towns. Or Nilaveli/Uppuveli or Arugam Bay on eastcoast, having the best weather at present.
All the best,
To travel to the hill country Nuwara Eliya it may be an idea to look into flying via sea plane. Actually just realised you must have been already.