Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary - The Route Map:
The daunting work had kept me occupied beyond the scale. It was six months since my previous trip and i wanted to break the routine - a " wanderlust thing ". I planned to go on a group trip to Sri Lanka with few friends for the "Independence Day" holidays. Well, as usual, we had to plan in advance for the Promo tickets. We found a decent offer for return tickets in Spice Jet for about 9,000 INR (MAA<->CMB) with a Sri Lanka tour itinerary in hand. We wanted to try package tours for a change and booked with Travel Triangle, a package tours marketplace.
Air India - A Chance to Fly for free to Sri Lanka using Air Miles:
I am a member of Air India - Flying Returns. Redemption could have benefited me free tickets to Sri Lanka. Redemption was an option, but let's say i had bigger number on my mind and i wanted to save my air miles for a different destination. Well, I am choosy! Here's a sample redemption detail : MAA < - > CMB required 4800 miles one way. If you have managed to save 9600 miles, you could travel for free (although, you may need to pay taxes in extra).
The redemption rates have gone up this year. A member would need 8000 miles one way. Redemption chart.
Note: The number of redemption tickets are limited for every flight. Booking in advance is the only means to win free tickets!
Sri Lanka - Tour Itinerary
4 days in Sri Lanka was our plan owing to the time constraint and the project deadlines back at work. We had to research the must see places in Sri Lanka and choose the best, that suited us. Well, getting around Sri Lanka was the next thing we were tied up with. We did ponder over the option to get an International driver's licence and rent bikes (bike rentals were available at 20$a day).
On second thoughts, we dropped the idea with security and the time constraint on the mind. We researched on all the cheapest methods to travel between destinations. Since, getting around was a challenge to cover the must see places in Sri Lanka, we decided to opt for Sri Lanka package tours with a customized itinerary of our own. Traveling as a group does play a significant role in making a trip luxurious at a relatively cheaper cost!
We drew up the top 10 things to do in Sri Lanka, that we wanted to visit within the time frame. The Sri Lanka tour itinerary was well researched and prepared to give us a blended experience of the Sri Lankan culture, religion, history, adventure, beach, night life and culinary. Listed below are the top 10 things we managed to do in Sri Lanka in 4 days and 3 nights. Sri Lanka did welcome us with open hands (well, our tour guide did ???? ).
Our trip was a 90% success, since we missed the amazing night life in Unatwana, Galle - owing to a shut down on Full Moon day, a fact that we were not aware of!
Top 10 things to do in Sri Lanka:
- Sigiriya Lion Rock
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Kandy - Over night Stay for the Weather
- Train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
- Gregory Lake at Nuwara Eliya by dusk
- White Water river rafting
- Night Life at Unatwana, Galle
- Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery
- Madu River boat ride
- Night Life at Colombo