Map. SrilankaMap. Two Weeks in Sri Lanka – Suggested Itinerary plus Travel Planning Tips - Finding the Universe. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Sri Lanka twice, once for just a few short days, and then again for around a month where I had more time to explore.
I was asked recently how I would recommend spending two weeks in this gorgeous country, and thought a nice long itinerary post would be the perfect answer. First though, let’s start by asking: Why should you visit Sri Lanka? The short answer is because it’s awesome, offering everything from great surf to amazing animal encounters to magnificent beaches to spectacular culture and food, all in an easy to explore size. In case you need a bit more convincing though, here are some more facts. First, location. When I was in Sri Lanka, many of the people I was with said that Sri Lanka could be described as a “lite” version of India. Sri Lanka has a wonderful, friendly people, delicious food (particularly if you like curry!)
When should you go to Sri Lanka? The good news is that there’s always going to be somewhere sunny on the island. Tea! Sri Lanka Itinerary - The Best Of Sri Lanka In Two Weeks - Nerd Nomads. Day 2 // A day-trip, 0 nights Galle In the morning, take the express train from Colombo train station (Colombo Fort) down to Galle (2 hours and 20 minutes).
This is a beautiful train trip along the coast of South-East Sri Lanka with stunning sea view. You can find train schedules here. The Galle Fort wall surrounding the city is perfect for an afternoon stroll The old part of Galle, Galle Fort, was built by the Dutch in 1663. Make sure to go for an afternoon walk on the city wall surrounding Galle Fort, and enjoy the sunset and scenic view of the ocean and the old lantern.
Having Sri Lankan rice and curry for dinner in Galle Wrap up your day in Galle with a real Sri Lankan dinner – rice and curry at the rooftop restaurant Mama`s, while you admire the spectacular view over the city. Everything (shops and restaurants) closes early in the evening, but there are several nice boutique hotels in Galle Fort if you want to spend the night. Sri Lanka Day 5: Ella to Bandarawela to Tissa. Under my umber-Ella, Ella, Ella, Ella, eh, eh eh!
June 8, 2014 After a quick (45 min each way) morning walk to the Nine Arches Bridge in Ella (nothing too impressive, though if you’re the type who wants to see the source of the post card picture in real life, you may like it), we headed to our next destination, Tissa. Being a Sunday, Kim and I decided to take a slight detour to Bandarawela to check out the weekly market. Like any market it was full of people haggling over prices and vendors yelling at you to come see their fruit, which looks exactly the same as that of the guy beside him. It was worth checking out for half an hour, but nothing particularly unforgettable. World`s Most Beautiful Train Trip? Sri Lanka Train Travel -NerdNomads.
Taking the train is the most comfortable way to travel in my opinion.
You can walk around whenever you want, go to the toilet, have some food, meet other travelers and locals, read, listen to music, relax and watch the landscape go peacefully by. Train travel in Sri Lanka is both a beautiful and affordable way to see the country, and no trip is more scenic than the train from Ella to Kandy, or the reverse train from Kandy to Ella! We took the train on two transport stretches; Ella – Kandy and Polonnaruwa – Colombo. They were both pretty long journeys, around 7 hours each. Search Train. Search Results for colombo to Polonaruwa. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.
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Driver / private car recommendations? Hi, I'm back from my Sri Lanka trip in the meanwhile and have to say unfortunately: DO NOT use Gorgeous Sri Lanka.
Although they claim they only provide "drivers service" and work with no commissions, the whole trip was built around them collecting commissions! The Driver wouldn't listen at all to our "requests" - just a couple of examples: we asked to be dropped off in Kandy city to find a hotel, he drives up the mountains to a hotel where of course he collects commissions... after long fight and a lot of "bs" from his side, he finally drove us back to the city. We ask to stop at the Tsunami monument, when we asked him if it was still far, his answer was "oh we already drove past it, didn't you see it?
" (of course no commission to collect there, so why stop :)), lunch/dinner: at these typical "tourist" places, where you can only do "buffet style" at outrages prices... when we asked him to drive us into town, he refuses with the "bs" that "it's not safe there etc. ". Sieppy Sandra.