One random weekend, Pilla, Mehta & I were chatting on our group and we realized that we’d never gone on a trip together. So we started planning for the weekend of 15th August. Potential destinations – anywhere in the southern half of India qualified as the three of us were sitting in Cochin, Hyderabad and Bangalore. After much debate, we zeroed in on Ooty, Pondicherry and Kodaikanal. And then, we went to Sri Lanka!
To start off, we decided to make this a proper backpacking trip – travelling like the locals, living with the locals – and we ended up seeing a major part of the island and spent only around 9000 bucks (excluding the flights, of course).