• 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 Adam's Peak
    Adam's Peak,  Hiking,  Short Trips,  Sri Lanka

    Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) : Climbing Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain

    Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, is often considered a sunrise hike, usually done in the early mornings so that one can see the sunrise at 2,243m on the summit. “Sri Pada”, which is Sacred Footprint” in Sinhalese gets its name from the rock formation near the summit which supposedly is the footprint of Buddha. It is revered as a holy site not only by the Buddhists, but by many other religions such as the Hindus, Muslims and Christians. It is one of the more important pilgrimage site, where Buddhists all over the world travel to scale the mountain. The pilgrimage season lasts from December to May, where it can be unbearably…

  • 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…

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