Good News for Indian Travelers. Sri Lanka, the neighboring country of India, has opened up for travel. Much to the relief of Indian globetrotters who are yearning to venture out again into the world of travels. Well, there are some mandates and protocols that need to be strictly adhered to. A key among them being pre-booking in "L1 Safe and Secure" hotels for 2 to 3 days before applying for Sri Lankan Visa.
You may be wondering, which are those hotels are safe, reliable and secure and affordable too. To resolve your dilemma, here is a listing of the best hotels in Sri Lanka below INR 3000.
Thoduwawa Beach Villa
Location: Behind the Railwaystation, 12050 Paiyagala South, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 1800 - INR 2600 per night
Located about 0.6 km from the city center, the Thoduwawa Beach Villa is one of the charming hotels to stay in Sri Lanka. The resort offers several recreational facilities and the modern amenities one can wish for. An outdoor swimming pool, a beautifully curated garden, terrace and a private beach area encompass the guests with its store of entertainment and fun. You can enjoy its delicious continental breakfast at its in-house restaurant. There are rooms with pool view, garden view and ocean view to select from.
Location: 39/3 Rajapihilla Mawatha, 20000 Kandy, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 1800 - INR 2500 per night
Lakewood Residence is located very near to the Kandy city center shopping mall. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool, terrace and a shared lounge for the guests to rest and relax. The rooms are equipped with the modern facilities. It has two restaurants specially serving Chinese and Thai foods. Breakfast is continental and has been well-rated by travelers. You can select from multiple options for rooms - city view, lakeside view, landmark view or terrace.
Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort
Location: Marakolliya , Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 82200 Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 2000 - INR 2700 per night
Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort is one of the fascinating hotels to stay in Sri Lanka. The environment around the hotel is filled with lush greenery and the wonderful view of the oceans. You have the option to stay either in their modern rooms or the artistic thatched roof bungalows. The resort has a private beach side for you to chill and enjoy. There is also an outdoor swimming pool for the tourists. Besides interestingly it has plethora of opportunities for water sports like scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling. Various mouth-watering and delicious dishes from the local and the international cuisines are served at its Big Crocodile Beach restaurant.
The Kandyan Villa
Location: 532/30, Heerassagala Road, Heerassagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000 Kandy, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 2800 approximately per night
The Kandyan Villa is a splendid resort located atop the magnificent hills of Heerassagala in the Hantana range. The ambience around the hotel is something to be lured at. Lush greenery, serene atmosphere and a nicely decorated garden are a specialty of the hotel. The best part of the hotel is its proximity to some of the key attractions of Sri Lanka. You can visit the historic Temple of the Tooth, 15 minutes away from the resort. The Ceylon Tea Museum is about 25 minutes away and the Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens is almost 3.4 miles from the villa. Both local and international dishes are served at the restaurant.
Villa de Roshe
Location: Unique View Road, 22200 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 2500 - INR 2900 per night
Nuwara Eliya is famous for its tea plantations spread miles across its picturesque landscape. Staying at the place is definitely going to boost up your travel spirits. Villa de Roshe is a preferred resort at Nuwara Eliya and is quite affordable. There are multiple options to select from the rooms - lake view, garden view, landmark view, city view and mountain view. The rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities. You can enjoy an English or Irish breakfast and also the continental one. It also has a terrace for the visitors to leisure on, especially during the night gazing at the stars above.
Safari Lodge Yala
Location: No. 101/18 Wallimathagama Manikpuragama, 10500 Kataragama, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 1800 - INR 2900 per night
Safari Lodge is located near the famous Yala National park in Sri Lanka. Safari tours and safari jeep services are provided by the resort. The tours are arranged on request and are charged separately. You can also visit the Kataragama Temple, located 1.4 miles from the resort and Lunugamvehera National Park, located 9.9 miles from the resort. The stay is quite cosy and comfortable at the resort. Its in-house restaurant serves Asian, continental, and even à la carte breakfast.
If you are planning for a visit to Sri Lanka, do follow the guidelines stated by the country's government. While booking the resorts or hotels, ensure you avail the free cancellation tariffs as the pandemic situation is till uncertain and unpredictable.