The tiny teardrop shaped nation of Sri Lanka – I’ve probably taken it for granted all these years because of its proximity to Chennai. I’ve seen people visit, I’ve even sent my mum and dad on a vacation there and I’ve met people from there but somehow I’ve never thought about visiting myself even though the flights are so cheap (INR 10,000/ USD 140), probably because I convinced myself I could go whenever I wanted!
In between making plans for a Poland trip with Anjan, I realised I needed some “me time”, a short break without breaking the bank, and started planning for a trip within India. Turns out the kind of break I was looking for, it was cheaper to go to Sri Lanka than go someplace in India that I hadn’t already been to – so here we are, a quick 4 night vacation to Sri Lanka. Fair warning: I’m not claiming any major information overload on this trip since my primary agenda is rest and recreation, but either way I plan to tell you what I am going to do, where I stayed, what I did, and all the other little things that you may want to know if you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka and need any additional information.
There is a lot to do in Sri Lanka that I am NOT covering, but you can be assured that whatever I do happen to do will be covered in detail for your benefit. So without further ado, here is my itinerary!
I’m flying from Chennai to the capital city of Colombo, where I will spend only one night; the reason I’m spending a night in Colombo is because I plan to do a little luxury R&R at the Taj Samudra which I am fairly pumped for! Apart from that I didn’t see any reason to stay in Colombo and not in some other lovely places in Sri Lanka.
After a night in Colombo I plan to take a train (which I haven’t booked yet) to Unawatuna.
Unawatuna is a beautiful beach town on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka – or so I’ve heard. Lots of beautiful beaches, and super close to the town of Galle. There is a lot of eco-tourism going on here, and some amazing waters where I’m looking forward to diving and snorkelling, especially at the Unawatuna Bay.
Apart from that I do plan on checking out Galle and the surrounding areas as well. Like I said, it’s mostly R&R so I don’t really have a plan. In Unawatuna, I’m staying at the beautiful Nooit Gedacht Dutch Bungalow, where I fully intend to laze and chill my days away. That’s pretty much it, as far as plans are concerned.
I know I’m missing out on Nuwara Eliya, Ella, and a few other beautiful places in Sri Lanks, but I guess I am going to have to save these for another trip!
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