When Marco Polo first visited Sri Lanka back in the fourteenth century he said it was “undoubtedly the finest island in the world,” and I agree wholeheartedly.

 

Located 100 miles north of the equator, the country is a tropical paradise that’s home to paradisiac beaches, incredible wildlife, and a fascinating culture.

While Sri Lanka has been overlooked by nearby hot spots Maldives and India, it’s quickly become one of the best destinations to explore.

 

Plus, it’s super affordable, making it ideal for travellers looking to explore the island on a budget.

If Sri Lanka isn’t on your bucket list yet, add it right now. You won’t regret it one bit!

What to expect

Sri Lanka destinations  ~

Exploring the Cultural Triangle

Language: Sinhala and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka. However, you’ll find in the main tourist areas that English is widely spoken.

Currency: The Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) is the currency of Sri Lanka. 

Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Sri Lanka, even in smaller towns. That said, it’s always good to carry a few rupees with you. ATMs are also common in the country, and you’ll have no trouble finding one that accepts foreign bank cards.

Plugs: The plugs in Sri Lanka are type D, M and G. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.

Mosquitos:  there are some simple, essential precautions that you can take to avoid getting insect and mosquito bites, which reduces the risk of you picking up a deadly disease Such as Malaria, Yellow fever, Dengue fever. I have personally be using Mosquito repellent spray throughout my travel

Safety: Sri Lanka is a safe destination for solo female travelers. However, the country does experience terrorist attacks from time to time, but these aren’t directed at tourists.

Best  time to visit

Souk Madina

Sri Lanka is affected by two separate monsoons, making the weather quite complicated for such a small country.

 

The weather can vary dramatically, but in a nutshell, the best time to visit the west and south coasts is December to March.

 in the hill country, you’ll need to pack warm layers as temperatures drop in the evenings.

My adventures in North Central Sri Lanka - First stop: Colombo
En route to Kandy and the Hill country

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Getting around the country

I have been using the services of SRI LANKA TOUR DRIVER 

They offer transport services, driver only tours, tour packages, hotel reservations and customised personal holidays at affordable prices. They helped me customising my itinerary based on my interests for no extra charges and suggested popular routes. 

 

They are a reliable, and friendly transportation provider with many years of experience. 

 

They will pick you up from the airport, hotel or anywhere in the island and drive you safely throughout your journey. You are guaranteed to find the air-conditioned, hassle-free chauffeured journey enhanced with a friendly service

 

You won't have to  worry about flight delays as they check the arrival times with the airport and will never let you waiting them. 

 

Even if you don't have a clear idea of your itinerary but only a rough thought of the places you would like to visit they are helping with planning itineraries and suggesting hotels to match your budget, interests, time and other concerns.

If you want to change your itinerary in the middle of the journey-they are flexible for that too. 

Because of the small number of trustworthy drivers, they make a fair living from their clients’ direct payments so they will not pressure you to visit government – approved tourist shops to secure a percentage of the purchases you make or to rely on your tips to live.

Little selfies with Malinda, my friendly

My friendly and very professional driver Malinda!

Hotels where I stayed

Experiences & Things to do

SRI LANKA  TRAVEL GUIDE