Lavishly Babymoon-ing in the Sri-Lankan beach of Bentota

Tripoto
17th Sep 2018
Photo of Lavishly Babymoon-ing in the Sri-Lankan beach of Bentota by Nikita Mathur

Pregnancy can be overwhelming. It is a very endearing time of life but entails its own set of problems. There are ups and downs & change is important.

My doctor gave me a green flag when I asked he if I can take a short international trip during the second trimester, with a few caution words, a list of medicines needed in case of emergency & a consent letter to be presented at the airport.

After a lot of brainstorming, I decided that Sri-Lanka would be a perfect spot. How I concluded that? That's a discussion for some other day!

Visa

Sri lanka offers Visa on arrival. But you need to fill an ETA form online.

Go through https://www.srilankaevisaonline.com/v1 for appropriate details

On entry to Sri Lanka, you must present the following:

- A printout of the approved ETA for Sri Lanka

- A valid passport

Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, all ETA holders will have to demonstrate:

- A return ticket (only when traveling by air)

- Evidence of sufficient funds

Currency 

1 LKR = approx 0.50 INR

You do not get Lankan currency easily but our agent had it. In case you are in Bangalore, you can contact me for details.

Day 1
Photo of Kempegowda International Airport Road, Gangamuthanahalli, Karnataka, India by Nikita Mathur

Flight

Bangalore to Colombo travel can be pretty cheap and the flight is hardly 1.5 hours long.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Landed and we had made transfer arrangements before-hand. We reached hotel in around an hour's time, ordered in dinner & called it a day.

Photo of Mandarina Colombo, A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

Day 2 - We had our breakfast and left for our hotel in Bentota - The Taj Bentota hotel.

Day 2
Photo of Mandarina Colombo, A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

Day 3 & 4 - We spent all days chilling at the resort, at the beach, going to the gym, the spa , etc.

Photo of Bentota, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

Day 5 - After a filling breakfast, we left for Colombo, all energised by the beach waves to explore the city a little.

Photo of Lavishly Babymoon-ing in the Sri-Lankan beach of Bentota by Nikita Mathur
Photo of Lavishly Babymoon-ing in the Sri-Lankan beach of Bentota by Nikita Mathur

We rested a little at our hotel room and left for our mush awaited lunch at the famous Ministry of Crab.

Day 5
Photo of Ministry of Crab, Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

This hotel is famously owned by Sri Lankan cricketers Sangakkara & Jayawardene

Photo of Ministry of Crab, Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

We then looked around a little, shopped for souvenirs,admired the building here and bought some ceylon tea.

Photo of Khan Clock Tower, Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

Next day, we bid adieu to our amazing abode and left for the airport.

Photo of Mövenpick Hotel, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Nikita Mathur

You can also visit the Gangaramaya temple and the galle face area in Colombo. We were restricted by rains (and laziness!). Getting around in Colombo is pretty simple with Uber.

You can also utilize your stay in Bentota by taking a day trip to the Galle fort but we were too comfortable in the resort to do so.

We definitely plan to visit this beautiful country again to explore everything it has to offer.

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