My very first Solo Trip to Lanka !

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21st Dec 2015

THE HANGING BRIDGE AT THE KANDY GARDENS

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

ELEPHANTS INNOCENTLY PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

THE TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

ROAD WAYS IN SRILANKA ARE PRETTY WELL MAINTAINED AND BEAUTIFUL

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE – WOULD LOVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS SOMED

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

MACKWOODS TEA ESTATE – JUST LIKE THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN ;)

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

THE CLIMB TO THE TOP

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

ME!

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao
Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao
Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao
Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

Worth the climb!

Photo of My very first Solo Trip to Lanka ! by Sneha Rao

When the time had  finally come to leave for the airport,  I was very excited and at the same time quite nervous too. It is hard to say how I felt , because I had no idea how my very first Solo trip was going to turn out to be.

Though it was not a totally unplanned –backpacking  trip or anything,  I was travelling by myself and had got mixed reviews from people about my plans to choose the Sri Lankan islands to experience this. However I went with my gut feeling as always and went ahead with making some basic arrangements I thought would make me feel comfortable while on tour.

I booked a car for most long journeys with a guide/driver and had pre-booked  clean 3.5 / 4 star hotels in all the destinations I had planned to visit based on a rough itinerary i had chalked out for myself. 

The trip started out with having long waits because of flight delays and cancellation – but once I reached my destination it made me forget about all the inconvenience I had been through.

My guide - Suresh ( http://www.srilankatravele.com/ ) was excellent and a very friendly local man and was with me for most of the trip – he tried his best to show me SriLanka from a local view point  , but of course I did some touristy things too! Would like to  recommend anyone travelling to the islands to take his assistance to plan the itinerary and seek his guidance on the tour.

My itinerary was quite a fast paced one - filled with lots of activities while I visited the below cities in 7 nights / 8 days.

Negombo - Pinnawala - Kandy - Horton Plains - Adams peak - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala - Galle - Hikkaduwa - Kosgoda Tour – Colombo/ Negombo

I thoroughly enjoyed my journey and would say I headed back home with lots of good memories and new confidence!

Little Adams peak is a small climb to the top of a awe inspiring view . I sat there for over an hour just staring into nature !

ME!

Photo of Adam's Peak, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
a tiring but great trek to the top : The Worlds End they call it perfectly !

THE CLIMB TO THE TOP

Photo of Horton Plains, Central Province, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao

Worth the climb!

Photo of Horton Plains, Central Province, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Perfect Stop over for some Lovely tea & cake en-route Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

MACKWOODS TEA ESTATE – JUST LIKE THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN ;)

Photo of Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, A5, 20592, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Its worth a visit, en-route Negombo - Kandy

ELEPHANTS INNOCENTLY PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER

Photo of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, B199, Rambukkana, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Well maintained roads - something i didn't expect of the islands. Was a perfect road trip !

ROAD WAYS IN SRILANKA ARE PRETTY WELL MAINTAINED AND BEAUTIFUL

Photo of ROAD WAYS IN SRILANKA ARE PRETTY WELL MAINTAINED AND BEAUTIFUL by Sneha Rao
Peace of mind - not worth a miss!

THE TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC

Photo of Temple of the Tooth Relic of Nissankamalla, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Wouldn't recommend going to the Botanical garden - way too Touristy and boring!

THE HANGING BRIDGE AT THE KANDY GARDENS

Photo of THE HANGING BRIDGE AT THE KANDY GARDENS by Sneha Rao
Exciting Wildlife Safari !
Photo of Yala National Park Information Centre, B499, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Exciting Wildlife Safari !
Photo of Yala National Park Safari Booking, Kataragama-Sella Kataragama Rd, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
Exciting Wildlife Safari !
Photo of Yala National Park, Hambantota, Sri Lanka by Sneha Rao
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