This is what Lankan travel memoirs should be! – A view in the mind’s eye that will get you thinking “I have to visit!”
Calling Sri Lanka, a paradise island might sound cliché, however, paradise is exactly what it is! This tiny island in the Indian ocean might not look all that big on the world map, and yet it gleams like a delicate pearl on the mass blue waters in which it lies.
Arriving in Sri Lanka
While the massive air bird descends gradually into the domain of Sri Lankan atmosphere, looking out the small window in the corner, a tear-shaped frame of land will come into view. As the plane begins to lose altitude a little bit faster, the image the of the land of the lion flag becomes clearer. A splash of various shades of green outlined with shades of beige and light blue waters is truly a breath-taking sight even to travellers who claim that they’ve seen it all! From the airport at Negombo, let’s begin an imaginative journey in Sri Lanka by setting off to Kandy.
A luxurious abode in Kandy
Under the light blue sky with fluffy white clouds, you will find yourself surrounded by emerald trees that gleam under the warm sunlight. Nestled in the midst of this lush heap of vegetation is a pretty little structure that was once the cosy home of Lord Mountbatten. Tailored to the architectural style of the Victorian era, Mountbatten Bungalow, is designed to take you back to the colonial times in Sri Lanka. After exploring the monumental locations in Kandy such as the Dalada Maligawa, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Elephant Orphanage, come back to a comfortable living space providing luxury services to satisfy your every whim.
Travelling to Little England
After roaming the Kandy Kingdom, why not head over to the coolest place in the island? Literarily the coolest! This place is also nicknamed ‘Little England’ by the locals because temperatures are that low at certain times! Travelling from Kandy in the train to Nuwara Eliya is one of the best experiences that simply cannot be missed on your visit to Lanka. The amazing scenery that you will pass by is simply picture perfect! Mountains, tunnels and then a waterfall or two as well!
Blissful stays at the bungalow
Situated on the terrace amongst the lush tea plantation is the perfect place for your stay in Nuwara Eliya. Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow is a special bungalow designed according to the Scottish architecture and interior. The fireplaces and the comfortable room furniture specifically decorated with the traditional Scottish colours and fabric will teleport visitors to the 1880s when the estate itself was initiated. Take pleasure in delicious meals and wondrous views from the delightful rooms here.
A beeline to Kalutara
After spending an awesome few days in the cold and exploring the highlands, it’s time for some fun in the sun! Make your way to one of the most sought-after locations in Sri Lanka. Yes, this is one of those typical tropical island beaches that await your arrival. Kalutara has much to see and plenty of things to do as well. Some of the places you ought to visit would be Richmond Castle, Kalutara Bodhiya and the Asokaramaya Temple. There is an array of water sports you could engage in at the beach too or simply relax on the beige sand while the sun does its job in tanning your skin.
A hidden haven
Surrounded by rubber trees and tea plantations in Thebuwana, Kalutara, is a structure that has been part of a 125-year-old history that Thebuwana holds. This opulent accommodation, Thebuwana Bungalow, used to shelter British planters back in the day. The garden full of pathways made of stone offers some of the most unique views of Kalutara. The rooms are spacious and comfy with all needs catered for. Enjoy lovely meals and find interesting activities such as trekking, bird watching, white-water rafting and much more to keep you entertained on your stay here.