SRI LANKA Trip

Sri Lanka, previously known as Ceylon is a tropical island nation surrounded by Indian Ocean, towards South of India.  

Famous for – Pristine beaches, ancient ruins, UNESCO sites, lots of Elephants, surfer’s Paradise, hospitable & friendly people, affordable country, famous Ceylon tea and Spicy Srilankan cuisine makes Sri Lanka a favorite tourist destination.

Elephants of Sri Lanka
Elephants of Sri Lanka

This post is an overview of a short trip to Sri Lanka for 4 days and 5 nights.  It covers Colombo – Negombo – Kandy – Colombo. 

Recommended Itinerary :-

Day 1 – Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in morning. Proceed to Negombo. Negombo is typical styled fishing town with stunning beaches at a distance of approximately of 10 kilometers from International Airport.  Overnight stay in beach resort in Negombo.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka trip
Tropical Beaches of Negombo
Tropical Beaches of Negombo

Day 2 – Breakfast in Negombo and then proceed to scenic hill city of Kandy.  Kandy was ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy is famous for tea gardens, Buddhist sites including temple of Tooth.  On the way to Kandy, explore traditional spice farming at Spice Garden and Ceylon Tea factory.

Tea Factory
Tea factory

In this tea factory you will get chance to witness whole process of tea making, like the process of plucking tea leaves from nearby tea gardens to processing and then packing them. You can also taste the tea and purchase tea from here. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Kandy

Day 3 – After breakfast in Kandy, departure from Kandy and proceed to Colombo. In between go to Kandy Lake – a nice place for whole view of city and strolling around. 

Kandy Lake
Kandy Lake

Then proceed to Royal Botanical Garden(also known as Peradeniya Botanical gardens).  This garden is very beautiful and houses a wide collection of orchids.  

Royal Botanical garden
Royal Botanical garden
Royal Botanical garden
Royal Botanical garden

After Botanical garden tour proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.  This Elephant Orphanage is formed specially for injured & abandoned elephants.  Feeding & Bathing of Elephants is worth watching them.  

Elephants Bathing
Elephants Bathing
Elephant Feeding
Elephant Feeding

There are specific timings of feeding & Bathing which provides the best opportunity to see them very closely.  

After this proceed to Colombo for night stay.  Evening tour in Colombo is beautiful as Colombo is very vibrant and busy city.  Colombo is largest and commercial city of Sri Lanka.

Day 4 – Colombo has large harbour & known to traders(trading activities) since 2,000 years ago.  Stay in Grand Oriental Hotel for perfect harbour view and authentic styled Sri Lankan stay. I could not take photos of port from hotel, as photography of harbour is not allowed due to security reasons.  In Colombo opt for city tour and shopping.

Colombo city
Colombo city

Sweet Short Tour ends and proceed to International tour.

International airport of Colombo
International airport of Colombo

 

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26 Comments

  1. I would so love to go to Sri Lanka! The baby elephant in the first pic is so cute. It’s great to have an itinerary that includes so many different aspects of the country.

  2. I have been to India a few times so now it’s time for me to visit Sri Lanka as well. The elephant orphanage sounds like are doing a great job in taking care of the poor injured elephants. They are such beautiful animals. The tea plantation visit is a great suggestion as well. I know that a really good tea sold here comes from Sri Lanka: Dilmah.

  3. Those baby elephants are the cutest. Looks like you had an amazing time. I remember my trip to Sri Lanka. We barely spent a day at Colombo, and most of our time by the plantations and lush green of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Cheers!!

  4. I had been planning to visit Sri Lanka for quite some time now. With this post, I am absolutely sure about the visit now and the itenary serves as a reference material. Thank You so much for sharing this.

  5. From your photos, I can understand why Sri Lanka is so popular with travellers. Your photos really show its beauty, especially with the scenery. Kandy looks very lush too, one place to bookmark for sure!

  6. I have not read much about Sri Lanka so it was interesting to read about your experience during your time there. It looks like you found an amazing place to stay. That resort near the beach is absolutely beautiful!

  7. The pictures are so inviting and really gives a good vibe of the place. I have heard a lot about Kandy and the elephants of Sri Lanka. Hopefully I will go there someday, your itinerary will incredibly help me! Thanks for constructing it.

  8. I did a road trip of Sri Lanka a few years ago. I didn’t know about the UNESCO sites, I hope I visited them! I did not get a city shot of Kandy, I would have love to get that. The beach resort in Negombo looks like paradise.

  9. I love Sri lanka because of many unique things it offers. For one the beaches in lanka are far better and cleaner than here in India. Also, there’s variety of things it offers apart from beaches..wildlife, hill station and modern city like Colombo

  10. Sri Lanka sounds like such an amazing place to visit and has so many interesting things to do. Of course the beaches would be a must-do for me, as I love them. Your pictures are absolutely stunning!

  11. Wow what a whistle stop tour of Sri Lanka. I particularly like the sound of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. I love that they take sick and injured elephants. You have some amazing photos here. I would also like to take a walk in the Peradeniya Botanical gardens. The tree lined road looks beautiful

  12. I am incredibly impressed with the pictures here. I would love to go to Sri Lanka and I like you managed to fit in two of the major cities into this itinerary. You truly managed to cover the best of it

  13. Great itinerary for Sri Lanka! Glad that you could explore it in detail. I feel I can spend years exploring that country. The Buddhist relics, hills, beaches, jungles… everything deserves to be explored in detail. Loved those elephant pictures!

  14. Wow the views here are incredible. I have yet to visit Sri Lanka but it is totally on my list. Those elephants look like they are having a blast bathing and splashing around. So cute to see.

  15. Great write up for an awesome country! I love how beautiful the beaches are! Absolute paradise! I also love how happy the elephants looked and that they are allowed to live in a herd!

  16. What an incredible itinerary! You really managed to cover a lot in a few days, and it’s nice to to know so much is possible without feeling rushed! I can’t wait to get there and explore it for myself!

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