Sachin Bhandary
Things to do: A war museum in Puthukkudiyiruppu displays the weapons and assault vehicles of the LTTE. They were the first group to use the lethal 'suicide bombing'. The swimming pool where the naval wing of the LTTE used to train, lies empty deep in the jungles. Close is the submarine that the rebels were trying to build. That isn't all. You can also see remnants of a ship that was captured by the rebels. It may make you wonder, why a beautiful land like this had to go through horrors of war.You can read about all these war sites on my blog here: 8 sites where you can feel the war in Sri LankaHow to reach: Mullaitivu is well connected to Jaffna or Trincomalee by road. It is about three hours from either of these cities.Budget accommodation: 500-700 INR per person(though Jaffna or the more tourist friendly Trincomalee offer better variety).What to eat: Try the Kottu-roti, a stir fried mixture of meat, eggs, veggies and roti.So, pack your bags. Will you?Hope this makes you pack your bags and head for the island nation that is the flavor of the season.The Arabs knew the country as Serendib or the ‘island of thousand surprises’.And trust me, they were spot on.Follow my journey 'The 12 Project: 12 months, 12 countries, 12 challenges' and eccentric travel experiences on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and Eccentrips.com.