100 Kms from Mount Lavinia
One beach you need to visit on your next trip to Maui is Pailoa Bay, a black sand beach on the famed Road to Hana. With its bright blue water and contrasting black pebbled sand, you could easily spend all day relaxing under the Hawaiian sun. Plus, there are sea caves and lava tubes to explore nearby! Saying this beach is ridiculously remarkable is an understatement! 4) Jessica from A Passion and A Passport: Pailoa Bay, Hawaii, USA
279 Kms from Mount Lavinia
Best time to visit - N/A
An island in the Gulf of Mannar region, Rameshwaram is joined with the mainland with the help of the Pamban Beach. The main attraction here is the Rama Temple after the name of whom the place was named Rameshwaram. It is said that after slaying Ravana, Lord Rama came here to seek forgivance for his act of slaying Ravana. This is where the temple is built and the temple has 22 wells. The number defines the number of arrows in Rama's quiver. The temple is marked with huge pillars and magnificent corridors. The third corridor is said to be the longest in the world. The other attractions here are the beaches known as the Olaikoda, Dhanushkodi and the Pamban Beaches. The main activities you can enjoy here are scuba diving, migratory bird- watching. You can also enjoy conch collection and fishing here.
98 Kms from Mount Lavinia
Galle located at the southwestern coast of Srilanka is not only known for its famous Dutch fortress but also some of the awesome beaches around it. From Hatton take the bus to Colombo and alight a few stops ahead at Kaduwela from where you can get a bus to Galle that runs through the southern expressway and hardly takes an hour and a half to reach Galle. For stay, there are plenty of guesthouses and a few hostels inside the fort to choose from. Once you have checked in your guesthouse you can spend the evening walking around the fort and admiring its rich heritage. Though I read online that you cant get alcohol inside the fort, there are quite a few restaurants cafes inside that serves beer and other beverages and the most noticeable being Taphouse by R&R located in the hospital street nearby the lighthouse.
292 Kms from Mount Lavinia
Best time to visit - November- May
Also known as Cape Comorin, Kumari Munai and Kumari, this city is on the southernmost tip of the subcontinent and is right on the confluence location of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The unique part about this beautiful city of Kanyakumari is that this is the only place where you can enjoy the view of the sunset and the moonrise at the same time. Also, during the Chitra Paurnima during April- May, you can also see the sun and moon facing each other on the same horizon which is an absolute rare sight you will find elsewhere on the planet. Apart from this Kanyakumari is also a city of temples and most of them are dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The main attraction are the beaches of course and for a pure experience of the beautiful waters, this city in Tamil Nadu is just perfect.
156 Kms from Mount Lavinia
Colombo to sigiriyaWe took train at 5 am in early morning to go to sigiriya rock.From train we step down at one of the station. From there we exchanged 2 buses to reach sigiriya village. I recommend to travel by bus as public transport is very cheap, very clean, helpful people. Even you have lots of luggage you can take buses as it is not very much crowded. So we reached sigiriya village around lunch time.From then we started to look for accommodation. We got it for 2000 slr for 3 people. In evening we started trekking on lions stone. Entry fees for indians is $15 each. Its very nice place to trek. It took around 1 hr to reach to top. You find many foreigners on the way. When you reach to top you can have 360' view. Its only heightened places there.
101 Kms from Mount Lavinia
After this one we started our journey to Nuwara Eliya, my favourite. We reached there by train, it's an amazing journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Luckily for us the temperature was 14• that day.
118 Kms from Mount Lavinia
Ella to mirissa7th August we moved from mountains to beach again. Ella to mirissa beach. Unlike beach on east side where you don t have waves and calm sea, you have big waves on west side beach good for surfing. Mirissa is a good town. You can find many hotels and guesthouse around the beach. Enjoy on beach and take bicycle on rent and just explore the area. Climate is bit a hot on west side during august.