Shoubhik and Debanjana are senior software engineers based in Boston.They are passionate about travelling and pack their bags to embark upon new adventures whenever they can.
Planning The Trip — The 5 Towns
Sri Lanka is known for its beaches, the colonial architecture, the Eurasian population and the Buddhist relics. We chose 2 beach towns — Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna, one fort of the colonial era— The Galle fort, one hill station with Buddhist relics — Kandy and one big city to unwind at the end of the trip — Colombo.
One needs to fill an online form with ticket details — which makes one eligible for a visa-on-arrival.
We had planned an itinerary of 10 days — Round-trip tickets were about 10,000 INR per person.
We followed our usual thumb-rule, if the commute to a town takes more than 6 hours, then we stay there for at least for two nights.
It’s easy to book inter-city transport while in Sri Lanka.