Large trip to Sri Lanka

Explore the atmospheric temples and the ancient ruins, riding a bike on the archaeological parks of the golden triangle, rise to the top of the rocks of the sigiria, plunge into a special atmosphere of Kandy and admire the beautiful rituals, visit the most incredible places of highlands, watch wild animals on exciting safaris, rate gorgeous beaches , Local food and hospitality of local residents.

Route

Countries on the route: Sri Lanka

Route duration: 29-45 days

Travel period: all year round, the best time from November to April

Transport on the route: Train, Local Bus, Flock Bus, Tuk Tuk, Taxi

Approximate budget: 1100-1500 $ / person (calculated budget options for housing and transport. In useful links to the route), plus food (25-35 $ / day) and purchases

This route for those who want to spend a month and a half on Sri Lanka, to visit everywhere and see everything!)

The route begins and ends in Colombo (looking for tickets)

Colombo, 1-2 days

Stroll by the old city of Colombo, plunge into a mad rhythm and flavor shopping quarters Petthas, explore the main attractions of the city, among which the National Museum and the magnificent Buddhist temples ; GangAramaya and Seema Malaka, try local food and join local residents for evening promenade along the Galle Face Green Embankment.

How to get from the airport

Taxi to the city from the airport will cost $ 17-20 plus a couple of dollars for travel on the motorway, you can order a taxi upon arrival at the corresponding rack in the airport terminal or take a taxi directly directly in the hall or at the exit (define the price and specify the passage of the freeway). A little more expensive alternative ; Transfer from the hotel (Request when booking in the field ; hotel message 😉 or transfer order online.

Where to live

Mandarina Colombo ; Relatively small new hotel in Colpetti district, near the city center and the main attractions of the city. Not the cheapest place in Colombo, but at the same time a great option for ; comfortably calm after the flight ; and get acquainted with the city.

More fiscal option ; CJ Villas ; Clean, pretty and for the measurements of Colombo is a very inexpensive hotel, located also in the colliptic area along the coast (part of the rooms overlook the ocean). Breakfasts in the hotel are not served, toilets and showers are divided between several numbers.

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See where to look for accommodation: Colombo guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Hotel in Colombo -80-90 $ per room / night or $ 40-50 more budget option
  • Taxi from the airport ; 17-20 $ or $ 29-35 per transfer

Anuradhapura, 2-3 days

Rent a bike and explore the old town of Anuradhapura with its magnificent Dagobami (Buddhist temples) and monasteries.

Select one full day for an acquaintance with Anuradhapura. Add a day if you want to visit Mikhintale.

How to get from Colombo

By train (about 5 hours), buy places with a reserved place in the wagons of the first or second class. When booking a hotel in Colombo, specify in notes (in English) that you need help booking a train ticket. Alternatively, you can order tickets in local travel agent (see. Useful links) or buy Colombo at the train station for a day or two before moving.

Where to live

Sunshine Tourist Rest ; Little Cute Guest Hauz, located overlooking the rice terraces 5 km from the city center, in the direction of Mikhintale. Simple pure rooms, nice almost homely atmosphere, delicious food, rental bikes, pleasant price ; All you need for a couple of days in Anuradhapur.

Approximate budget

  • Guest Hauz in Anuradhapur ; 25-30 $ per room / night
  • Train tickets ; 10-15 $ / ticket
  • Admission tickets for visiting the Old Town ; 25 $ / ticket

Dambula – Sigiriya, 1-2 days

Explore the magnificent cave temples of the Dambula Before climbing the legendary Sigiriya Rock, which served as an impregnable fortress of the Bunthavier King.

Go from Anuradhapura in Dambulla Early in the morning, plan a stop at night in sigiria, see more details in the Dambulle Travel Guide.

How to get from Anuradhapura to Dambulla

On the local bus, payment is usually in the bus driver (check in place).

How to get from Dambulla to Sigiria

Where to live

Darshani Lodge ; Small Lodge, located in 1,50 kilometers from the fortress of Sigiria. In the lodge ; Clean simple houses, very pretty territory and restaurant overlooking rice terraces. Owners of the Lodge ; Friendly local family, which, besides good living conditions, offers its delicious local food and organizing Jeep Safari.

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See where to look for accommodation: Sigiriya Travel Guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Lodge in Sigihiy ; 40-45 $ per room / night
  • Local Bus Tickets 1-2 $ / ticket
  • Tuk-Tuk from Dambulla to Sigiria ; 10-15 $ / Tuk-Tuk
  • Admission tickets to Dambulla caves ; 10 $ / ticket
  • Entrance tickets to Sigiria ; 30 $ / ticket

Minneria National Park, 1 day

Highlight the day on safari in Minnery National Park to watch elephants in their natural habitat!

The main base for visiting the park is the village of Khabaran, located 15 minutes from Minnery.

How to get to Khabarana from Sigiria

On Tuk Tuka or taxi

Where to live

Mutu Village, Khabaran ; Very atmospheric Cute Guest-House, with Great Food and Good Spa. The hosts help their guests with Safari and transport to the landmarks of the region.

Approximate budget

  • Lodge in Habaram 40-45 $ per room / night
  • Safari: $ 30-35 for Jeep and Ranger
  • Taxi, Tuk-Tuk ; about 10-12 $

Polonaruva, 1 day

Rent a bike and go through the park ; Admire the beautiful Buddha statues in the cliffs in the Gal Vihara temple (Gal Vihara), explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, catch the sacred square trails and visit the epic temples and canileges Polonnarva ; Shiva Devalaya, Pabalu Vehera, Rankot Vihara, Lankatilaka and Kiri Vihara.

How to get to Polonnarvae from Khabarana

On the local bus (about 1 h) or taxi

Where to live

Man Guest Polonnaruwa ; Little Cute Pure Guest Hauz, very conveniently located. Bicycles can be rented in the Geste. Delicious breakfasts, cozy terraces overlooking rice fields, friendly owners ; In principle, everything you need to traveler)

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See where to look for accommodation: Guide to Polonnaruva (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest in Polonnaruva ; 15-20 $ per room / night
  • Tickets in Park ; 25 $ / person

Kandy, 1-2 days

Stroll around the lake, admiring the types of Candy, inspect the famous sacred city of Kandy and watch the beautiful ceremony, the main attribute of which are living blue and purple lotuses, try local goodies and see the traditional dancing Sri Lanka.

How to get from Polonnarvava

On the local bus (3 hours).

Where to live

Yoho Sky Settle (Sandamalla In) ; Pure New Guest Hauz, from numbers Exit to a small terrace with a wonderful look. Good breakfast, rental of Tuk Tukov, not bad Wi-Fi, very friendly and pleasant atmosphere.

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See where to look for accommodation: Guide to Kandy (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest Hauz in Kandy ; 40-55 $ per room / night
  • Local Bus Tickets 1-2 $ / ticket
  • Tuk-Tuk from Dambulla to Sigiria ; 10-15 $ / Tuk-Tuk
  • Admission tickets to Temple Tooth Buddha ; 7 $ / ticket

Peak Adam, 1 day

Raise early in the morning at dawn in the company of monks and pilgrims on the peak of Adam ; The place is sacred at once for all four major religions of the world, and admire the incredible species that open from the top.

The main base for climbing Adam’s peak is the village of Dalhousie, located right at the foot of the mountain.

How to get from Kandy

By train (about 2.5 hours) from Kandy to the railway Hatton on the Colombo branch ; Badulla. Tickets for the second class without reservation of the place can be bought in place before the departure of the train (in this case, it is best to travel from the PERADENIYA station in the suburbs of Kandy, to get to which you can on Tuk Tuka). Tickets for first-class cars or Observer (with panoramic windows) need to buy in advance.

From the railway station Hatton to the village of Dalhousie (about 30 km) ; On Tuk Tuka or on the local bus.

Hugging Clouds ; This little cute guest is best book in advance, as against the background of a pretty poor choice of housing, it is popular. Reasonable prices are quite clean, close to the beginning of the climb, delicious food (in the guest house you can also have dinner and breakfast), friendly owners.

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See where to look for accommodation: Travel Guide Adam’s Peak (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest Hauz near the peak of Adam ; 20-25 $ per room / night
  • Train tickets ; 1-2 $ in the second class without reservation
  • Local Bus from Railway Station 1-2 $ / Place or Tuk Tuk ; 10-15 $ / Tuk-Tuk

Nuwar Elia, 1-2 days

Admire the old colonial buildings, picturesque golf courses and blooming city gardens, visit the tea plantation and visit the tea factory in which the color of colonial times has been preserved, explore the beauty in the vicinity of Nuwara Elia, among which spectacular waterfalls, absolutely beautiful tiny botanical garden Hakgala and atmospheric Temple Seetha Temple.

Allocate an additionally full day if you want to visit the plains of Horton from Ella or take a baggage on a trip and continue the way to Ella, without returning to Nuwara Eliya (Tuk-Tuk or Taxi, in this case, bestook Best Houz, go to Ellu Station station Ohiya.

How to get from Kandy

By taxi from Kandy with a stop near Ramboda waterfalls and on the Tea Plantation Bluefield Tea Gardens.

Where to live

The Tea Garden ; A small country house located between Lake Gregory and Botanical Garden, a few kilometers from the city. Beautiful colonial style, clean rooms, pleasant atmosphere, tea plantations around, tea and breakfasts on the terrace, bicycles for guests for free, Tuk-Tuki and taxi on request. Great place for ; Feel yourself by the owner of a tea plantation 😉

Large trip to Sri Lanka

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See where to look for accommodation: Guide to Nuwar Elia (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Villa in Nuvara Elia ; 60-70 $ per room / night
  • Taxi from Kandy ; $ 50 / Machine

Plains Horton, 1-2 days

Take a walk on endless waste and narrow paths past the bizarre trees and waterfalls, watch the birds and admire the incredible scenery of the legendary place with a dramatic title to the end of the world (WORLD&# 8217; s End) ; a huge sheer cliff leaving somewhere in the infinite distance.

Stay at night in the lodge next to the park to completely feel the beauty and atmosphere of these places. Nearest K ; pedestrian ; Parts of the park Lodge are located in the southern part of the park in the area of ​​Ohiya village.

How to get from Nuvara Elia

On Tuk Tuka to the railway station Nanu Oya, from there by train to Ohiya village (about an hour). Tickets in the second class without reservation of the place can be bought in place before the departure of the train. From the railway station to the park or lodge can be reached on Tuk Tuka.

Where to live

Hill Safari Eco Lodge ; An ideal place for nature lovers. Lodge is located in the mountains, approximately 20 minutes drive to Tuk Tuka and from the railway station Ohiya and from the central entrance to the park. Here are magnificent nature, cute clean rooms, peaceful atmosphere, excellent homemade food, pleasant hosts. Choosing this Lodge, consider possible problems with mobile communications and the absence of the Internet (relevant at the time of writing the article). Start with cash, the lodge does not accept credit cards, and to the nearest ATM kilometers 30).

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See where to look for accommodation: Plain Guide Hurton (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Lodge on plains Horton ; 20-25 $ per room / night
  • Train tickets ; 1-2 $ in the second class without reservation
  • Tuk Tuki ; 10-12 $
  • Entrance tickets to Park ; About 20-25 $ / ticket

Ella, 2-3 days

Spend a couple of days in pleasure ; Take a walk among tea plantations, exotic gardens and rice fields to waterfalls, small temples and local attractions, treat yourself with hedonistic breakfasts on a terrace with a gorgeous view, excellent procedures in the local spa and traditional Lankan dinners, which are commonly served by a mass of small plates with curry, chutne and Other goodies.

How to get with Plains Horton

By train from Ohiya station (1.5 hours). Tickets in the second class without reservation of the place can be bought in place before the departure of the train.

Where to live

Ella River Front ; This is one of those small beautiful gestures of Ella, with the terraces of which are awesome stunning views of Ella Rock and Waterfall. Excellent breakfasts, simple, but very clean rooms, silence, nice owners, homemade Lankan food. This guest is located per feature of the city, walk for 10 minutes, dollar on Tuk-Tuka.

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See where to look for accommodation: ELLE guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest Hauz in Elle ; 35-40 $ per room / night
  • Train tickets ; 1-2 $ in the second class without reservation
  • Tuk-Tuki railway station ; Lodge / hotels ; 5-6 $

Yala National Park, 1 day

Get acquainted closer with incredible animals world Sri Lanka ; Spend half a day at Jeep Safari in Yala National Park in search of handsome leopards, wild elephants, crocodiles, boars and buffaloes.

The main base for visiting the park is the village of Tisamaharama, which is an hour’s drive from Yala.

How to get from Ella

By taxi to Tisamaharama (ask to organize a taxi of the Gesta owners in Elle or book a transfer online, see useful links). More fiscal option ; Local buses with a transfer in the town of Wellawaya.

Where to live

Nature Resort ; Budget Guest House, with pretty clean bungalows. Picturesque location overlooking rice fields, delicious food at a local restaurant, friendly staff and Safari organization in Yala National Park ; undoubted advantages of this place. Plus, in the Geste, you can take bikes and inspect Tis. Book immediately with a sfari number (there is such an option in number options) or request the organization of safaris in booking notes.

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See where to look for accommodation: Jala Guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest Hauz in Tisamaharama with Safari ; 110-120 $ per room / night including safari for two
  • Taxi ; About $ 50 / Machine

Tangalle, 3-5 days

Spend a few days with a book in a chaise lounge by the ocean, nothing special is non-doing on one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Stroll along an incredible deserted beach far-far from people, cars, fussing and problems. Perhaps you will seem to see the turtles, which usually under the cover of darkness, crawl out of the sea to postpone the eggs on the shore. Admire the colorful sunsets and appreciate how tasty in local restaurants are preparing seafood and fish curry)

How to get from Yala

Bus from TiSi to Tangalle, on Tuk Tuki from the car station to the beach of MEDILL.

Where to live

Serein Beach Hotel ; Little stylish new hotel, located right on the beach of MEDILL. All hotel rooms ; look at the ocean ;,, Beach ; beautiful and deserted, excellent breakfast, near ; Not bad beach restaurant. Absolute idyllic place to relax and relaxa before or after a long journey.

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See where to look for accommodation: Tangalle Travel Guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Beach Hotel in Tangalle – 65-75 $ per room / night
  • Bus ticket ; 6-7 $ / s person

Dicwell, 3-5 days

Spend a few days in the Hiriketia Bay especially do not-do, just swimming, sunbathing, relaxing on the beach and / or doing yoga.

How to get from Tangalle

On Tuk Tuka (about 18 km).

Where to live

THE SALT HOUSE ; Choosing lovers in the nature of hedonists. Pure Stylish Surrounded by Jungle Guest Hauz in Hiriketia Bay, with original rooms, where instead of windows bamboo blinds, an open restaurant with a very tasty meal and an atmospheric destination for yoga.

Approximate budget

  • Comfortable room in Hirikei ; 70-90 $ per room
  • Knock Knock ; About 7-10 $

Mirissa, 3-5 days

Stay for a few days on one of the most beautiful and atmospheric beaches of the southern coast. Try good luck in finding whales in the ocean, sit in a local sauna and take a couple of healing auminum massages, appreciate the barbecue on the beach and admire the traditional fire show.

How to get from Dicwell

On Tuk Tuka (34 km) or local bus

Where to live

Palace Mirissa ; far from the cheapest option, but if you want to pamper yourself before returning home, then Palace Mirissa ; Wonderful choice. Cute bungalows with characteristic design are located on the hill (many bungalows ; overlooking the ocean). Very pretty territory with peaceful walking peacocks, a fantastic look, opening with a restaurant terrace. Board and Surf Point ; Immediately near the descent from the hill.

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See where to look for accommodation: Guide to Mirissa (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Comfortable beach bungalow in Mirissa ; 100-120 $ per room
  • Bus ; About 5 $ / ticket, Tuk-Tuk ; 10-15 $

Galle, 1-2 days

Set in one of the pretty colonial mansions on the territory of Fort Galle. Consider in colorful streets, watching colorful scenes from the life of old Galle, walk at sunset along the wall surrounding the fort, explore the boutiques and shopping shops of the Old Town in the search for cute decorations and souvenirs and celebrate the purchase of fruit Fresh in one of the local cafes)

How to get from Mirissa

Where to live

ALBERT GUEST HOUSE ; This tiny guest house, located on the territory of the Old Forta resembles the format of accommodation on a visit than, ordinary hotel. Pure Cute Rooms, Excellent Home Breakfast, Pleasant Atmosphere, Good Wi-Fi.

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See where to look for accommodation: Galle Travel Guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Galle’s guest house ; 35-40 $ per room
  • Knock Knock ; 10-15 $ / for Tuk- Tuk

Hikkaduva, 2-3 days

Rate Corral Reef Hikkadva, during dive dive or just swimming with a mask (take care of strong currents!) Stand early in the morning and stroll along the magnificent beach to the north, where you can see in the water of giant turtles. Spend evening / evening for delicious food and local beer, watching magnificent sunsets.

How to get from Galle

Where to live

Mary&# 8217; s Palm Garden ; Very Cute Guest Hauz, located 500 meters from Narigama Beach. Represents a small villa surrounded by picturesque palm garden. Large, comfortable, very clean rooms, good breakfasts, pleasant hosts. Book in advance!

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See where to look for accommodation: Guycaduwe Guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Guest House in Hikkaduwe ; 35-40 $ per room
  • Train ; 1-2 $ / ticket

Bentota, 1-2 days

Stroll on an endless sandy beach, enjoying the wild beauty of the desert coast, visit one of the volunteer centers for the protection of the skulls, learn more about the incubation of the turtles and take part in the ritual of the release of small turtles in the ocean.

How to get from hikkaduva

By train (a little more than an hour)

Where to live

Shangri-Lanka Villa ; Absolutely charming villa a 5-minute walk from the deserted beach next to Bentota. The three-story villa with large comfort rooms is surrounded by engraved nature, on the territory ; Little Pool and Massage Cabinet. At the reception, you can call Tuk-Tuk and / or order a transfer to the airport.

Looking for another housing in Bentotes: on Booking | on agoda | in different booking systems

See where to look for accommodation: Bentota guide (section where to live)

Approximate budget

  • Villa in Bentota ; 70-90 $ per room
  • Train tickets ; 1-2 $ in the second class without reservation
  • Tuk-Tuki railway station ; Lodge / hotels ; 5-6 $

Moving to Colombo Airport, departure home

From Bentota It is convenient to travel to the airport by taxi or shuttle. Time on the way about 2 hours, the cost of about $ 50-70, you can book a shuttle service in a hotel or online.

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