"One’s Destination is never a place, bit a new way of seeing things.-Henry Miller"
Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon. The country adopted its current name in 1972. It is in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5° and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E. Sri Lanka has 103 rivers. The longest of these is the Mahaweli River.
A country surrounded by the Indian Ocean. A complete package, you can find everything from the plain lands to hills, forest to the beautiful beaches, history and country which provides amazing tea. You will love to explore a country which provides different type of weather and architecture. Also Indian money is stronger than that of Sri lanka ,so you can enjoy more and be pocket friendly.
How to get Visa :
If you are travelling to Sri Lanka ,you will need e-Visa in order to entering the country. Getting the visa is not a difficult task at all. There are 3 mode of applying the visa.
Online visa : You can apply e-Visa online and this will be valid for 30 days. You can get it easily within few hours.
Visa via Agent : It could be little costly in comparison to online visa but they will arrange it.
Visa on Arrival : If you haven’t taken visa yet. Don’t worry, you can easily get visa on Colombo Airport . For this you have to pay 5$ extra.
So let me take you to Sri Lanka. We were travelling from Delhi (India). So we took a flight to Colombo airport.
How To Reach :
We began our trip with arrival on Delhi airport and took flight to Colombo. From there we pre booked a cab via online cab booking which is in trend these days. We were in Sri Lanka for the next six days.
Climate of Sri Lanka is hot due to its moderating effects. We travelled Sri Lanka in the month of December when it is too cold in India. But here weather is too hot so before going out put lots of sunscreen, wear sunglasses, keep hydrated and wear cap.
Best Time To Visit :
Best time to visit Sri Lanka is March To December. While there may be different time in order to visit the different areas. Sri Lanka can be divided into 3 following parts :
North : Best time to visit is May to September
Centre : Best time to visit is January to April
South : Best time to visit is December to March
What To Eat:
You will find lots of variety in food including see foods. One can easily get street food to fine dining restaurants. If you are Indian you can find some good brands like Domino's, KFC, Punjabi Grills . So don’t worry if you are lover of Indian food.
Don’t miss to try these food :
Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry)
Kottu (also, kottu roti)
Kukul mas curry (chicken curry)
Polos (green jackfruit curry)
Gotu kola sambol (pennywort salad)
Our cab picked up from the airport and drop us to the hotel. We reached there at night so we have taken rest in the hotel.