Category

Backpacking

Category

As you already know, the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the entire world now, which has halted day-to-day activities of over 170 countries. At the time of writing, there have been 66,542 deaths and 1,225,360 confirmed cases, out of which 252,615 patients have recovered. Even though the mortality rate is seemingly lower, it is imperative that we do whatever we can to curb the spread of the virus and contain it until…

About Sigiriya Sri Lanka Located in the northern Matale District in the Central Province, between Dambulla and Habarana, Sigiriya stands in all its grandeur. Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock, is an ancient rock fortress built on an enormous rock plateau which is 200-meters (660 feet) high. Dubbed by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Sigiriya has a superfluity of remnants that are of significant archeological and historical importance: ruins of a palace,…

Located on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee is popular among locals as well as foregn for its unspoilt and uncrowded stretches of white beaches. Trincomalee, or more commonly known as Trinco, is globally renowned for its large natural harbour, which is dubbed by the British as one of the finest natural harbours in the world. In the ancient times, Trincomalee natural harbour has attracted many nations to invade the country, and many battles…

Trincomalee is located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, and it is home to one of the finest natural harbours in the world. In addition to the harbour, Trincomalee is best known for its pristine, unspoiled beaches, with the azure blue ocean stretched as far as the eye can see. Trincomalee is also popular for surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching, and many interesting places to visit, such as Fort Fredrick and…

Kandy, the second largest city of Sri Lanka, is located in the central province of Sri Lanka. Situated in a plateau surrounded by mountains, Kandy is considered as the capital of Sri Lanka’s hill country, and it is just a 3-hour drive (approx. 115 km) away from Colombo. Trains are also available from Colombo to Kandy, which takes about 4.5 hours, and it is considered as one of the most scenic train rides in the…

Kandy is a city located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, and globally renowned for housing the sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. It is also popular for its scenic views of mountains and tea estates, as well as the city’s cultural value. Recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Kandy city has preserved the traditional essence from the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka to date. Image Source Among countless experiences you…

About Ella Wala Falls Located a little way towards the South of Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella Wala Falls is an amazingly beautiful waterfall surrounded by a lush green forest, and with a natural pool at the bottom. Even if it is not that close to Ella, Ella Wala Falls remains a top of the travel bucket list of anyone visiting Ella. Image Source Want to know more about Ella, Sri Lanka? Check out our travel…

Surrounded by serene beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is slowly becoming a surfer’s paradise. Even though Sri Lanka does not deliver 10-footers consistently, surfing enthusiasts, novice as well as professional surfers, are seeking the less-crowded beaches for solo surfs in the warm, tropical waters, which is rare in most of the globally renowned surfing spots. Image Source Here’s your guide to the best surfing spots around the country. Surf’s up! South Coast Best…

Ella is an up and coming tourist destination in Sri Lanka, popular for its stunning views of the hillside and waterfalls, scenic train rides, amazing hikes, insta-worthy food, and backpacker-friendly places to stay. Hidden away in the hills in Badulla district of Uva Province, Sri Lanka, Ella is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo, Capital of Sri Lanka. Cool climate, misty mountain tops, forest trails rich with rare flora and fauna, cascading waterfalls, and the…