This was my first international trip and that too i was going to travel alone for 8 days all alone. I was excited but i was more nervous and scared not because i would get lost but because i thought i might not have fun and get bored. But i think everyone once in their life should travel alone, its so refreshing and the best part is you get to meet new people talk to strangers that you never would do if you are travelling with someone. What i got to know in this trip was that the best thing is i wasnt dependent on one way, i could wake up anytime i want i could eat anywhere i want and i could rest for how ever long i want.
So before travelling to Sri Lanka i had done a lot of research so this is gonna help you a lot if you are planning to visit soon. Before travelling make sure to bring HDFC card with you, because in Sri Lanka you can use your HDFC card in People's Bank and they dont charge you any Transaction fee. If you use any other card on this bank or HDFC card on other bank it will charge you 400 LKR. So make sure to get one or borrow it from your friend. And also you dont need to convert your money beforehand there is People's Bank atm inside the airport. Second thing is when you are in the airport there are many kiosks where they give free tourist sim, DONT BUY IT FROM THERE. Even though its free but they charge 600-1000 LKR for recharge. Go out and buy from a mobile shop, its way cheaper even the recharge. I got mine for 100 LKR for sim and 200 LKR for internet. Third make sure whenever you buy anything from outside make sure to check out the price because they tend to charge extra for water bottle or chips or even a band aid, so make sure to check the price. Fourth if you buy Beer Bottle they will charge you extra for the bottle, so make sure to bring back the empty bottle and then they will give back your money, they dont tell this to anyone to keep the extra money. Fifth download PickMe app, its the best app that works there. I booked all my tuktuks from here its more cheaper. And one funny thing is that you can actually hire a tuk tuk in Sri Lanka to go around.