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Dutch-colonial buildings of Galle and many more ! So in terms of services the hotel was ok but the location was amazing, it was right on the beach and it was one of the best and less crowded beaches.
24 Reviews
Though we had awesome time every single day this was perhaps the most defining thing of the whole trip for me. Not just because of he 5500 odd steps we climbed that night but also for the aching legs which reminded me of them every step. The mountain is said to have a footprint which every religion attributes to someone according to their legends. The climb is attempted by many during the pilgrimage season. The route is well lit and there is no chance you will miss the steps. During the monsoon the steps can get slippery and individual attempt is not recommended. If you plan on climbing the peak get to Nalathaniya (Dalhousie) from Hatton by bus (1.5 hours) try to stay as close to the base as you can. Doubles can be find for 1000 LKR a night just be ready to negotiate. Even in the peak season we were able to get room easily without any bookings. I would not suggest staying anywhere else except Nalathaniya. Did we do them all?
12 Reviews
 You can try out some water sports like Jet Skiing, sailing etc and also take a boat ride on the Bentota river where you can spot some wild crocs if you are lucky. You can even interact with some baby crocodiles here.
11 Reviews
Our boat stopped as per some gps location somewhat about 2-3 kms away from beach. And finally time came to dive in sea. I took deep breath and jumped into sea like i saw many time in discovery channel. Suddenly i was into deep sea with nothing to feel below my foot. And i was just breathing from my equipment. After fumbling in sea my head come out of sea. I hold boat as like never before. After i got comfortable with situation i took my first dive. I reached bottom of sea. It was just awesome feeling. After this ultimate experience we took bus to go to kandy. Its a mountain city. Well located between the mountains. You can find pizza-hut domino z and many Indian foods restaurant. Its a cultural place for srilankans. There is beautiful lake between the city. We got little expensive accommodation today for 4000 slr. But room was very good.
8 Reviews
 On Day 2 we left for Hikkaduwa beach, which is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and is famous for snorkeling and diving. This beach did live upto its expectations.We did snorkeling and saw various fishes and a huge turtle as well, clarity of the water wasn't at its best due to rains but i would recommend this to everyone. In fact if possible, go for diving instead of snorkeling as you get to see a whole new world when you dive deep.
7 Reviews
Unawatuna Beach in Southern Sri Lanka, known for it's biodiversity and corals, was once listed among the top ten best beaches in the world; until the recent Tsunami in 2004 destroyed much of the corals and beach side restaurants.
6 Reviews
Day 2: Travel to Mirissa for Marine Safari. It starts at 7 am and can last untill 1 pm. You may view the magnificent blue whale if you are lucky. Safari can cause sea sickness and hence take necessary precautions.
5 Reviews
Many endemic plants grow here and the hike goes meandering into grasslands, cloud forests, Baker Falls and beautiful alpine meadows. The area is home to three of Sri Lanka's main rivers and many streams reflect endless open sky in patches. The World's End is spectacular and on clear days, the strip of blue ocean is visible from the altitude. An important birding area, the protected area is surrounded by hills which are dotted with tea plantations, diary farms and wind mills. A beautiful area for bird watchers, nature lovers and hikers, Horton Plains had been the highlight of my Sri Lanka trip. Most tour agencies in Nuwara Eliya offer day trips to Horton Plains and packed lunches are a good idea. It is an easy hike, mostly flat and can be done by everybody. An hour's drive from Nuwara Eliya takes you to the gates of Horton Plains and most excursions include the entrance fee.
4 Reviews
As we trekked through the Horton Plains, it reminded us of scenes from the Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Bridge to Terabithia, 127 hours, etc. We witnessed the weather change frequently: From foggy morning to the grasslands covered partly in shade and partly in sun with cold wind blowing across and soon after, the rain changing the whole landscape from a dry to a wet region. From wild grasslands to patches of thick forest, plateau, rocky protrusions, slippery slopes, misty lakes and dewy waterfalls - all part of this beautiful creation of the Nature. This too is a photographer's delight as flora and fauna is found in abundance & preserved well. As you walk through, you will be spellbound by the stunning beauty and surprises along the way. It's a trekkers' paradise with a rocky terrain. Baker's Falls, World's End and Mini World's End are the spots you will searching for, during this trek. During your trek, you will be greeted by people of different colours, races and ages. All smiling and throwing an excited or a reluctant "hello" or "morning" at you. (These people keep you going and re-energise you along the way, proving that age is just a number). The walk can get monotonous but you need to keep going and motivate yourself along the way. And, when you reach the end, you heave a sigh of relief for what you've seen. And, it all feels like it was worth the strain.(Tip: Dress in sportswear. Shoes are a must). On our way back from Horton Plains, my friend spent time filming Krishna and his story and we also got a view of the Gregory Lake. Sweet Kandy - Blending Culture & Commerce
4 Reviews
I did not find anything of interest in Colombo, except the quiet beach at Mt Lavinia. There are a couple places that serve really good seafood, It is not exactly cheap though.Sri Lanka is rich in culture. The food has similarities with south India, but the use of coconut is abundant. They make damn good fish curries which goes really well with the flat grained rice they serve. Transport is slow, so factor this in when you make plans. Average road speed when we travelled out of Kandy would have been around 35 kmph. Trains are slow too. But it is cheap.Check out the pictures in the album. Advice: do spend at least a week and see more places. Head up north, the white sand beaches are exotic. For me, there is always a next time. Keep those feet busy, fellow travellers.
4 Reviews
A back breaking 300km or 10 hour journey bought us to a tiny village in the east coast of Sri Lanka. Up until 2009, Passikudah was in the hands of the Tamil Tiger rebels having been completely cut off from the rest of the world. Today Passikudah is tipped as being Sri Lanka’s answer to the upscale Nusa Dua with luxury 5 star properties already dotting the beach which many (including me) consider to be one of the best in Sri Lanka. Powdery white sands, gentle turquoise waters allowing you to swim up to a kilometer in & fantastic coral reef( destroyed closer to shore unfortunately) makes this a top draw. Visit now before it also gets commercially exploited. There is no nightlife to speak off so dinners are mainly restricted to the resorts.
1 Reviews
The 2 hrs ride from Hatton to Delhouse is very scenic as the bus makes its way through lush green tea plantations, lakes and water falls. Most of the guest houses (Grand Adams Peak, Slightly chilled etc) in Delhouse are located along the main road, so if you could locate your guest house on the way you can ask the driver to drop you off there directly. Later in the evening take a stroll around the tea plantations by walk or hire a tuk tuk if you want to wander a bit far off. Most people here are migrants from Tamilnadu (in south India) and are super friendly especially towards Indians. The lakeside here has great view with with water falls in one corner and tea plantations around. Possibly your tuk tuk driver can get you through there as its located inside some private tea plantations and you are not supposed to trespass by yourself. Once you finished with sight seeing go to bed early as tomorrow is going to be a tough and challenging day.
3 Reviews
really dont understand what the fuss is about :). Bunch of elephants being fed, bathed. But there is a lovely cafe across the road, from where you can get e lovely view of the river where the elephants are bathed
3 Reviews
After galle fort we went to jungle beach on the way to mirissa. It like you have to trek through jungle for about 1-2 km. to reach the beach. This is a nice beach.
2 Reviews
Here the rituals are carried out three times and then the holy water,known for its healing powers is distributed amongst those present.Here one also gets to see the Royal Palace, which lies in the north of the temple. Kandy has rich plantations, tropical rainforests and a largest population of Elephants which one gets to see in Uda Walawe National Park.
2 Reviews
Ella, a place higher than a thousand feet above sea level has one of the most seek after hiking spot for outdoor enthusiast like me. I hiked up Ella rock which took about 3 hours or so to finish. Little Adam's peak - worth going to have a good view of the surrounding area. You will find elderly folks picking tea leaves as you walk pass the tea plantation up to Little Adam's peak. Don't be surprise if you see someone come running out after you to invite you for a tea. ( its a restaurant - you have to pay )
2 Reviews
On morning of 4th August we took bus for pasikuda as we have booking for sea diving near pasikuda beach. We reached pasikuda took accommodation for 2500 slr for 3. Pasikuda is also a very nice beach.Today in this hotel we met one french couple. We sat fir dinner together as we cooked our dinner with lots of spices like Indian food. And french couple were also looking for some very spicy food. So they joined us in hotel. We exchange good words. Understood each other lifestyle. Invited them to come to India. It was really nice to meet people like them. Really enjoyed with them.
1 Reviews
Try out Jetwing Sea on the Negombo coastline for size (Palangaturai, Kochchikade – Negombo (+94 31 493 3413-7), where an air of romance spreads across stunning ocean vistas, unspoilt golden sands, and the Jetty Bar where spirits are kept high at all times.
1 Reviews
Devon falls : Take a bus from city bus stand which goes to Hatton and get down at Devon falls which is around 30-40 km from Nuwara Eliya bus stand and will take around an hour to reach.Adam's peak:
1 Reviews
Minneriya National Park is known across the country as having the highest number of elephants in the wild, it is said that in the dry months of August and September, visitors have seen herds of over 200 elephants gather in the lake at dusk. I considered myself lucky to a) spot a male tusker, usually very shy and hardly seen b) to see an elephant descend into the lake and splash itself with water and c) See two herds of 20 something elephants. Minneriya National Park is known across the country as having the highest number of elephants in the wild, it is said that in the dry months of August and September, visitors have seen herds of over 200 elephants gather in the lake at dusk. I considered myself lucky to a) spot a male tusker, usually very shy and hardly seen b) to see an elephant descend into the lake and splash itself with water and c) See two herds of 20 something elephants.
1 Reviews
From Kandy we settled in for a rather long drive to Nuwara Eliya (5 hrs). Just as you are about to enter Nuwara Eliya, there is a very beautiful waterfall "Ramboda falls" which also makes for a refreshing break in your journey. Once you arrive Nuwara you will soon feel like you are in England; this city has a cool climate (who am I kidding -- we actually needed two blankets to stay warm at night :D) and a picturesque landscape dotted with tea plantations & covered in mist.
1 Reviews

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