3 Day Itinerary for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a small island in the Indian Ocean. This country is popular for its ancient ruins which date back more than 2000 years.
I cannot think of many other small places that are packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites in such a tiny area.
I just wish I had more time to explore the country. We arrived from Bangkok at Colombo International Airport and had only 3 days to make the most of the trip. I did not want to stress out about this trip so I found a great deal online from Olanka Travels. They offer different packages but the most convenient for us in this case was the 3 Days Tour Package which covers the city of Kandy and Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka.
What I like the best about this agency is that they will go through the details with you and if you have some changes they will discuss it with you.
I had a list of things that I wanted to see in both cities and thanks to them I manage to cover it all and had a great time. I didn`t have to stress out about changing buses and trains, the agency does all for you. I just had to show up and enjoy my trip.
Sri Lanka has so much to offer. You can spend time on one of the many beautiful beaches if you feel lazy and you want to soak up on the sun. If you feel more adventurous you can go on a hike through the hills and the forest. You can visit some of the many temples and ruins and learn about the history and the culture.
Colombo – Sri Lanka
Colombo is a busy town and has many things to offer. There are 3 large museums here the Dutch Period Museum, the Natural History Museum and the National Museum of Colombo. If you want to learn something about the history of the city you should head to one or all three of them.
Another thing that you should not miss in Colombo is Seema Malakaya, which is one of the most famous Buddhist temples.
Walk around the streets, because you will see that the experience is way different here than in other western or European country.
No matter when you visit Colombo the chances are it will be hot and humid. Walking around the streets can be a bit exhausting. For that reason you can take tuk-tuk. This is one of the main transportation not only for tourists but for locals as well. Trust me, they are really fun to ride!
Try some of the local food. It is really delicious. There are lots of food vendors and some of them even have tables on the pavement.
Where to stay in Colombo
Kandy – Sri Lanka
Kandy is another important city in Sri Lanka that I did not want to miss. This is a small town and I think in general that small towns have lots more to offer.
One of the most famous attractions in Kandy is the ceremony at the temple of the tooth. I was surprised to find out that not only tourists but also locals want to watch the ceremony and see the sacred tooth of Buddha.
You can explore the streets and try some local Sri Lankan cuisine here in Kandy.
Later, you can visit the Bogombara Lake. I would suggest you to do it when the sun sets and catch the “magic hour” for some good photos.
Another thing that you should not miss is the Royal Palace Park. This is a place that is just up the hill and it is really quiet and you can hide from the sun too.
Note – This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.
Have you been to Sri Lanka before? Would you add anything to this list and have you visited some other cities too?
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