Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

My parents and I spent our winter holidays as far away from home as possible – in the magical land of Sri Lanka. We discovered bustling cities, explored serene beach and coastlines, trekked through the misty mountains, spotted elephants in the wild, took the world’s most beautiful train ride and…

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Exploring Sri Lanka’s Capital: 10 Things to Do in Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s bustling capital city. Although commonly overlooked by travelers in search of more romantic beach or mountain destinations, Colombo has much to offer the curious traveler. I suggest starting your trip off here to adjust to the country, understand the customs, and beat your jet lag. I…

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Exploring the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

After exploring Sri Lanka’s bustling cities, tranquil beaches and busy mountain towns, we were eager to see another side of Sri Lanka: the ancient cities and ruins. We planned two nights in Polonnaruwa, one of the main cities in the Cultural Triangle (along with Anuradhapura and Kandy) in order to…

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Why You Should Hike Pidurangala Rock Instead of Sigiriya Rock

The major reason people to go to Sigiriya is to hike Sigiriya Rock, a rectangular-shaped large rock described by Lonely Planet as ‘Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight.’ Sigiriya Rock has ancient ruins of what was once the kingdom of Kassapa and hikers can head up the near-vertical staircases that…

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Visiting Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Capital

Kandy is known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, a busy city centred around the famous Temple of the Tooth. Personally, we found Kandy to be crowded and we felt that the Tooth Relic that is a ‘must-see’ on everyone’s list is really just a money grab because you can’t…

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