A Short Trip To "Land of Island - Srilanka"

Tripoto
9th Mar 2019

Rememberable Trip  !!

Photo of A Short Trip To "Land of Island - Srilanka" by Mayank Singhal

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

A 3 day trip to Srilanka wasn't enough however i covered most the places in the northern part of the country.

It took me a 6 hour of journey from Delhi to Colombo and it costed me around 17k return flight. Luckily i have one friend from Srilanka so helped me in lot of ways to make this trip better & affordable.

I booked a car for 3 days at a very reasonable price (In case you want his contact no. kindly let me know in comment box)

Day 1

So i started my trip from Colombo to Sigriya.

Sigiriya rock plateau made out of a volcano and later on converted into a fort. It is also called "the Eighth Wonder of the World"

I stayed here for a day at airbnb, Lathika Homes - (INR 600 for a night) Perfect location, amazing food, comfortable stay, beautiful, small and very reasonable.

This is the first view of lion rock when you enter the premises

Photo of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

Entry to this place cost $30 however for Indians it cost around INR 800. It is also called Lion Rock & it takes around 2-3 hours to completely climb / return and see this place completely . Amazing to climb up, you would see lot of interesting things.

This is an opposite rock to Sigriya, Lot of people also go there in the evening to view lion rock
Thats the entrance to the fort
Amazing way to climb up to the top
Photo of A Short Trip To "Land of Island - Srilanka" by Mayank Singhal
Photo of A Short Trip To "Land of Island - Srilanka" by Mayank Singhal
Day 2

So early morning we headed to Ella Town from Sigriya, that is a beautiful paradise that offers stunning mountain range.

I must say Srilanka is very clean & beautiful, road journey to Ella is astonishing - see some pictures

Once we reached Ella Town, I stayed in an airbnb at 1k per night. A must visit place to eat is Chill Cafe. Great food at reasonable price & opens until 4am (amazing place to party - Few pictures below).

We started the day with Ravana Falls. You would see lot of foreigner enjoying in a natural swimming pool

Photo of Ravana Falls., A23, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana Falls., A23, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

We did a small trek for an hour to Ravana Cave (It cost you around INR 20 for permission to visit the cave)

Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

There is a small chai shop - A must visit

Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Ravana's Cave, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

Then we went to Nine Arches bridge - A must visit if you visit Srilanka anytime soon. It is also a trek of almost 1hr one side (no entry fees)

It is also called the Bridge in the Sky. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country

Photo of Nine Arches Bridge, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

Lastly we gone to Little Adam's Peak. It is a beautiful walk of 1 hr one side. A Must visit.

Below are some pictures of Chill Cafe - In day time & Night time

Photo of Chill Restaurant Bar, A23, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

For some videos - kindly check insta account.

Photo of Chill Restaurant Bar, A23, Ella, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Day 3

So finally we headed back to Colombo from Ella, I had some time in hand before boarding the flight hence i went to Floating Market & Neg0mbo Beach

Photo of Pettah Floating Market, West East Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Negombo, Sri Lanka by Mayank Singhal

Overall Taxi Cost - 29000 LKR (11000 INR)

1 INR = 2.5 LKR

You do not need to convert money before hand, you would easily find money ex changers at the airport (locals). you can also bargain with them to get at a nice rate.

Visa is on arrival from now on.

If you have any questions let me know & kindly follow my Instagram account Mayank_SinghalOfficial & Facebook Mayank Singhal

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