So Much in So Little : Sri Lanka

Huge coastlines with beautiful beaches, enduring remnants, welcoming Lankans, loads of elephants, scenic train routes, celebrated tea and appetizing food describe Sri Lanka the best. This small island country is home to 8 UNESCO sights, ancient temples, a well-preserved wildlife sanctuary, and a beach with corals, chance of spotting blue whales, beautiful landscape with the backdrop of tea plantations and lot more.

So Much in So Little : Sri Lanka

Huge coastlines with beautiful beaches, enduring remnants, welcoming Lankans, loads of elephants, scenic train routes, celebrated tea and appetizing food describe Sri Lanka the best. This small island country is home to 8 UNESCO sights, ancient temples, a well-preserved wildlife sanctuary, and a beach with corals, chance of spotting blue whales, beautiful landscape with the backdrop of tea plantations and lot more.

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • Day 1

    Fly in to Colombo and head to Negombo

  • Day 2

    Negombo – Dambulla

  • Day 3

    Dambulla - Kandy

  • Day 4

    Kandy

  • Day 5

    Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

  • Day 6

    Nuwara Eliya

  • Day 7

    Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains (World’s End)

  • Day 8

    Nuwara Eliya

  • Day 9

    Nuwara Eliya - Ella – Yala

  • Day 10

    Yala jugle safari

  • Day 11

    Yala – Mirissa

  • Day 12

    Mirissa – Unawatuna

  • Day 13

    Mirissa – Gale – Hikkaduwa

  • Day 14

    Mirissa – Bentota - Colombo

  • Day 15

    Colombo

  • Day 16

    Fly back

This is just an outline of an optional travel plan; it can be customized as per your choice.
  • Sri Lanka has an enormous coastline and one can go snorkelling, scuba diving to experience the coral at Hikkaduwa.
  • Witness nature’s biggest and beautiful creature blue whales via a boat ride from Mirissa and some elephants and rare animals at Yala wildlife sanctuary.
  • The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is one of the scenic routes in Asia and the road-trip through the coast is rewarding.
  • Hear the sound of ‘Hum’ at Blow Hole Hummanaya at Kudawella, where the waves crash between the rocks to reach high up in the air creating a loud sound of HUM.
  • Apart from the above, there are historic temple caves, Buddha temples, marvellous rock like Sigiriya, reminisce of Dutch colony at Galle Fort and lot more.
  • One can hike to the World’s End at Horton Plains, or go for a pilgrimage at Adam’s Peak or surf the strong waves or heal with the goodness of Ayurveda or feel the warn-torn Jaffna or simply sip-in some fresh coconut water at the endless beaches – Sri Lanka is sure to make you feel good!
  • Kotthuor kotthu roti is the ultimate Sri Lankan street food.
  • Buffalo milk curd sold throughout Sri Lanka in disposable pottery is surely not to be missed.
  • Rice and curry is Sri Lankan comfort food and the curries are fiercely spicy. The main ingredients of Sri Lankan cuisine are rice, coconut, and native tropical fruits and vegetables apart from the sea-food.
  • Coconut is not just for drinking as most rice and curry is served withpol sambal which is made of coconut. Coconut is also a major ingredient in the island’s sweets.
  • Popular breakfast of the island is Kiribath – milk rice, prepared with coconut milk.
  • The dessert you’ll most likely find is watalappan made of Kitul jaggery, coconut milk and spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.

Peak  : December – March

The Hill Country, West and South coast beaches are driest. While the Maha monsoon season (October to January) keeps the East, North and Ancient Cities wet.

Shoulder : April; September – November

April and September draws good weather countrywide. Local New Year’s celebrations in mid-April keep the transport busy.

Low  : May – August

The Yala monsoon season (May to August) brings rain to the South and West coasts along with the Hill Country. During this period, the weather in the North and East is best.