Can I let you in on a little secret? Sri Lanka is a paradise, well maybe it's not a secret and a roadtrip through this island nation will reveal exactly how it has managed to keep its natural environment unspoilt despite mass tourism.
This coastal drive will take you through some of the most historic, some of the most untouched and hippest beach towns in Sri Lanka. And although many might argue that 200 kms doesn't necessarily qualify as a 'roadtrip', but in Sri Lanka this route will allow you to cover some of the most iconic and some really offbeat coastal landmarks.
The journey starts from Colombo and ends at Tangalle, a fascinating place with secluded coves and beaches in the deep south coast. The entire stretch usually takes about 6 hours in a car so we can easily break up the trip with an overnight stay at Galle which is around 128 kms from Colombo.
Colombo to Hikkaduwa
Time on the road: 3 hours
Distance: 119km via E01