• Sri Lanka Ella Train
    Short Trips,  Sri Lanka

    1 Week in Sri Lanka : My Itinerary

    I was looking for a short getaway for a week and decided on Sri Lanka. If you wish to see it on google map, here is the link : https://goo.gl/maps/7CDjXjzhYU82 This was my Sri Lanka 1 week itinerary. Airport -> Ella ->Travelling Day -> Adam’s Peak -> Dambulla/Pidurangala/Sigiriya-> Kandy -> Airport For a more detailed breakdown, please visit the individual days of my trip. You could also read my tips and guide on how to travel on a budget in Sri Lanka. Expenses My exchange rate was 1 USD for 151.35 Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR).  The following will give you an estimate on how much you spend on items in Sri Lanka. My budget…

  • Sri Lanka Ella Train
    Ella,  Short Trips,  Sri Lanka

    Ella : The Scenic Train Ride

    The train rides around the hill country of Sri Lanka are touted to be the “World’s most scenic train ride”. That is, of course, a grave exaggeration, but it might be the most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka. Just google that Sri lanka trains/Sri Lanka Scenic trains/Kandy train/Ella train. There are a million travel bloggers spewing the same headlines. It almost seems as if the hype is copy and pasted, with similar pictures of everyone hanging out of the train carriages. The “World most beautiful scenic train ride” to me is actually just another train ride through the hill country. There are many debates on which portion is the…

  • Sri Lanka Ella
    Ella,  Hiking,  Short Trips,  Sri Lanka

    A day in Ella : Ella’s Rock and Little Adam’s Peak

    Ella is famous for 3 main sites. Ella’s Rock, Little Adam’s Peak and the Demodara Nine Arches Bridge. Although we did not visit the Nine Arches Bridge, I think it is possible and ideal to do all 3 within a day. https://goo.gl/maps/FdA1LCLgWcM2 If I were to redo my trip, I would do all 3 sights by my own 2 feet and it would be a full walking day for me in Ella. It is possible to get around by tuk-tuk and much faster, but why waste money and the chance the burn some calories? ELLA ROCK I did not sleep a wink on my overnight train from Colombo to Ella.…

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