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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77 Comments

  1. So many Elephants, I never thought Srilanka as a tourist destination but I think I was wrong. Those green landscapes, elephants, spice gardens all look fascinating.

  2. Most of the time, it seems that Sri Lanka misses out on a lot of tourism promotion as most of the focus in the region seems to be directed toward India. However, I think Sri Lanka is a beautiful place from everything I’ve seen and I would love to visit one day. The itinerary you have outlined here looks lovely as well as your photos, but I would try to stay a bit longer to really get a feel for this country.

  3. Wow, these tips will definetly help me a lot. I always wonder how you manage to take out time being a computer engineer for so much travelling. Please share tips.

  4. This is bringing back all the memories of my own trip to Kandy and Pinnawalla elephant sanctuary. It was such an incredible vacation but so long ago now that I don’t have many photos. Your trip looked amazing and I’m glad you had a great time there too!

  5. I’d love to visit Sri Lanka, especially Kandy. It seems so green, lush and just a beautiful country in general. The Royal Botanical Gardens look amazing, and good for photo opportunities! It’s a given that I would like to see the elephants too.

  6. The Royal Botanical Gardens looks beautiful. I had a friend that went to Sri Lanka so I’m really wanting to go there someday. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I loved Sri Lanka! This itinerary is similar to mine except I decided to skip Colombo and add a few additional stops along the way during my journey. Like you, I was only there for a short time, which is truly a shame because even though it’s a small country I think you need a minimum of ten days to really get around and explore!

  8. Being an Indian, I wonder why I have not traveled to Sri Lanka yet. It is easy and cheap for an Indian to travel to SL. Loved the text and pictures you shared. You brought Sri Lanka alive.

  9. Sri Lanka looks like a great place to visit. The accommodations looks so awesome. And I really loved the botanical gardens and the elephant orphanage.

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