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Solo Trip To Sri Lanka

Solo Trip To Sri Lanka

Travelling solo to Sri Lanka is a big thing to do, and you need to go through some of the instructions below to have a detailed plan about what to do and what not to. Whether you are a girl or a boy, fear not. The rules apply the same for both. Solo travelling needs a lot of courage and is one of the best things to experience in a lifetime. Read on to this blog to know what to do, where to go, and how to continue while going on a solo trip to Sri Lanka.

Things To Know Before Going On A Solo Trip To Sri Lanka

  1. Accommodation in Sri Lanka
  2. Sri Lankan Itinerary

Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country, and here, you will more or less find everything from its vast nature to its dense wildlife. Also, there are many entertaining activities to do for a solo traveler, including hitchhiking, hiking, trekking, wildlife photography, enjoying Sri Lanka tour for couples etc. So, for doing all these, you need to book a Sri Lanka tour package from Pickyourtrail or even customise your Sri Lankan itinerary according to your likes and dislikes.

Accommodation in Sri Lanka

There are many types of accommodation available to you in Sri Lanka. It is not mandatory to stay in hotels; you can also opt for guesthouses and hostels on your way to different parts of the country. Listed below are some of the amazing yet cheap places where you can stay and have the best time of your life.

Kandy – Cafe Aroma Inn

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If you staying in Kandy, you can find the Temple of the Tooth within walking miles from here. It is very much comfortable yet affordable, and the food served here is delicious. The prices of this place range from 2,161 INR and onwards.

Kalutara – Royal Palms Beach Hotel

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As you can see, this place is grand. It has a swimming pool, and an Ayurvedic spa is situated just inside Royal Palms Beach Hotel. It is not that far away from Kalutara Beach, and the prices here vary from INR 6,954 and onwards.

Koggala – The Fortress Resort & Spa

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Located in Koggala, the Fortress Resort & Spa will treat you at your best and give you a feeling of royalty. This is a 5-star resort, having a vast beach just around it. The prices here range from 11,156 INR and onwards.

Arugam Bay – The Long Hostel

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Among cheap accommodation, this hostel has a great location just around restaurants and shops. Inside the room, you will find mosquito nets, universal plugs and air conditioners, along with extra bed sheets, pillows and blankets. You will find many coffee and barbecue shops outside, so you don’t have to worry about your meals.

It is inexpensive and attracts a lot of visitors, as you will find the beach within a walkable distance. Some of the dorm rooms have four beds, but you can also have a deluxe double room, which will have a private bathroom attached. Prices range from INR 800 and onwards if you are staying in one of the rooms with four beds. 

Kandy – Puncha Hostel

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There is a reason behind this hostel being famous. You will get family treatment from the owner and his family as you are living here. If you have any problem, doubt or question, you will get a precise answer from them. Many backpackers and tourists come here, so even if you find yourself lonely, you can go up to the balcony and have a lovely chat with them. Prices vary from 500 INR and onwards if you are staying in one of the rooms having eight beds. 

Sri Lankan Itinerary

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Sri Lanka is a vast country, so to cover the main attractions here, you will need a maximum of 2 weeks. If you think of not rushing on your travel, you then can stay for 1 week and spend your vacation visiting Kandy and the beaches. If your Sri Lankan itinerary involves a lot of roaming outside, it is better if you avoid the summer months as you will be completely tanned from top to bottom. Below is a small example of the Sri Lankan itinerary for 1 and 2 weeks, respectively.

Sri Lankan Itinerary for 1 Week-

  • Spend your first night in Colombo
  • Spend the next two nights in Galle
  • Next, stay in Weligama for three nights
  • Stay in Kandy for another two nights
  • Visit Sigiriya and stay there for 2 nights
  • Spend your last stop at Nuwara Eliya for two nights

Sri Lankan Itinerary for 2 Weeks-

  • Spend your first night in Colombo
  • Spend the next three nights in Kandy
  • Next, stay in Dambulla for two nights
  • Stay in Yala National Park for another two nights
  • Visit Mirissa and stay there for 2 nights
  • Spend your last stop at Galle for two nights

For the second week, visit the UNESCO sites and main attractions of Sri Lanka, such as Rekawa, Tessa and Bentota.

Sri Lanka does not have the best time; every time is the best time to visit Sri Lanka. It is better if you avoid the monsoon season while travelling to Sri Lanka. However, the best time to visit the land of beaches is from December to March or from May to September. Visit Pickyourtrail and choose the best Sri Lanka tour package. 

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