Your Next Travel Destination- Sri Lanka - The Bag Packers

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Your Next Travel Destination- Sri Lanka


Luring travellers from across the world, the Gem of the India Ocean, travellers experience the serene beauty of Sri Lanka. With such diverse landscapes, planning a short trip to Sri Lanka doesn't seem right, but then we all have to pay the bills and staying for too long can upset the pockets of many.  

So what if 5 days is the maximum time you can spare for a holiday? Fret not, today we shall discuss all the places you must visit, eat, stay at, and shop. Now the climate of Sri Lanka along the coast stays around 25-30 degrees whereas the average temperature reduces as you move towards the highlands.

The country experiences two monsoon seasons- North-eastern monsoon and South-western monsoon, but if you're planning to visit different parts of the country then the best time to visit is during January and March. Our best 4 nights and 5 days itinerary will take you to:  

     Kandy- 1 day
     Nuwara Eliya- 1 day
     Bentota- 1 day
     Colombo- 2 days


Kandy- 1 Day
Given the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kandy is also the Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka that deserves your visit at least once during your visit to the country. It is a 103 kms away from the Colombo International Airport

Top Tourist attractions-
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth, Ranweli Spice Garden, Bogambara lake, and the Tea Museum, Nilambe Buddhist Meditation Center


Nuwara Eliya- 1 Day
Nuwara Eliya is The Little England with Lush Tree Plantations where you can treat yourself to a tea tasting tour if you are a tea lover. You can also opt for culinary tea lessons. 

Top Tourist attractions-
Tea plantations, Devon Falls, St. Clairs Fall, Hakgala Botanical Garden, and Galway’s Land National Park

Bentota- 1 Day
Bentota is the beach town with a Turtle Hatchery known for its exotic beaches and where the ocean and the river meet. This town is a top tourist attraction mainly due to the rare albino turtles that are also housed in the Koskosa Turtle Hatchery. You can visit the Galapatha Raja Temple to look at the country’s heritage and history.

Top Tourist attractions-
Koskoda Turtle Hatchery, Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare Buddhist Temple, and Chaplon Tea Center

Colombo- 2 Days
Colombo is the Capital City of Sri Lanka, not just the commercial capital but also the financial. The land has a terrific blend of different cultures since it was once ruled by the Dutch, Portuguese, and the British.

Top Tourist attractions-
The Billion Dollar Man-made island, Galle Face Green, Dehiwala Zoo, Beira Lake, and Gangaramaya Temple.

One must explore Sri Lanka is a Gem of the Indian Ocean by spending time here. So plan to come back here and continue the trip from where you had left off. 

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