The Art Of Budget Travelling In Sri Lanka – Master The Art!

If you haven’t mastered the art of budget travelling in the tropical island of Sri Lanka yet, this brief guide on everything you need to consider will help you.

 

Accommodation
With plenty of options for accommodation in Colombo to suit varying budgets, it’ll be hard to choose one – book with safe and reliable accommodation providers such as Yoho Bed to avoid any disappointments of renting odd places.

 

Travelling

SRI LANKA RAILWAYS CLASS M9 LOCO HAULED TRAIN COLOMBO TO KANDY

SRI LANKA RAILWAYS CLASS M9 LOCO HAULED TRAIN COLOMBO TO KANDY | Img. By: calflier001 [SRI LANKA RAILWAYS CLASS M9 LOCO HAULED TRAIN COLOMBO TO KANDY SRI LANKA JAN 2013]  CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Although Sri Lanka’s public transport system isn’t exactly ideal, it is quite convenient and when you’re travelling on a budget, it’s your best solution. Trains are cheaper than buses and are ideal for long distance travelling. Buses are convenient when travelling within the city. Tuk tuks are cheaper when travelling shorter distances and will get you to your destination much faster!

 

Food

Chicken Kotthu - Food

Chicken Kotthu – Food | Img. By : Shamli071 ( Own Work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Sri Lankans love food –and thankfully there are plenty of options available from morning to night. Local food; like kottu, hoppers, roti etc. are comparatively much cheaper than other cuisines.

 

Attractions

Independence Commemoration Hall

Independence Commemoration Hall | Img. By : Charaka Ranasinghe  (untitledCC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Most iconic attractions in the country have a higher ‘tourist entrance fee’. Make a list of some of the MUST SEE attractions and visit only though, especially if you’re strapped for cash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snorkelling in Passikudah -Exploring the down under

Pasikudah is a beautiful beach vacation and is loved by all kinds of travellers, be it the lazy beach loungers or the activity lovers.

 

 

A trip to Passikudah isn’t complete just when you stay at gorgeous Passikudah hotels, snorkelling and exploring the world beneath the waters is the answer. Set sail in comfortable, speedy and safe boats with guides who will show you the ropes on snorkelling. Hotels like Amethyst Resort Passikudah provide excursions and activities that take you snorkelling, diving, swimming and let you get some general sun soaking.

 

Scuba Diver Snorkeling

Scuba Diver Snorkeling | Img. By : Wusel007 via Wikimedia ,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

 

Early mornings are the best times to set off on a snorkelling adventure as you can soak up the vitamin D in the sunshine and also not get sun burned as the heat after 10am begins to get unbearable and will make you dehydrated too. If you are a travelling family with children, don’t worry, snorkelling is a child-friendly activity and looking at the variety of awe inspiring marine life and endless oceans will open the young minds up like nothing else.

 

 

 

If you aren’t a great swimmer or feel nervous, using life jackets is advisable. Furthermore, apply a generous amount of sunscreen, carry water to drink, and wear loose clothes, preferably cotton, for when you hang out on the deck as other types of clothing will make you feel suffocated you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Explore Colombo in Style – for a well spent vacation

Mandarina Colombo night view

Mandarina Colombo night view | Img. Credit; Mandarina Colombo

Located on the Western coast of Sri Lanka is Colombo, the business capital of Sri Lanka. The things that you could enjoy in Colombo even during a short stay are vast.

 

The surroundings
From temples to parks to old buildings with magnificent architecture, Colombo has a variety of places that you could visit. The Gangarama Temple located within close proximity to the Beira Lake has astounding art related to Buddhism, made using mainly brass and stone. The Viharamahadevi Park is a place where you could chill under a tree while enjoying a local street food or something as simple as an ice cream. The Galle Face Green is also a place where you could enjoy the sea breeze while watching the sun set.

 

Delicious food
When the sky turns pink and purple and when the sun starts setting stoves light up at eateries; preparing to fill in the hungry people who stroll in the streets of Colombo. The variety of food available is immense. Make sure you try a koththu or an isso wade (a prawn topped spicy patty) that are filled with mouth-watering flavours

 

Night life
There are many hotels that fall under the Colombo city hotel category located closer to casinos, bars and nightclubs. If you are a night person choose one of these hotels such as Mandarina Colombo, for convenience

 

Ride a tuk
Hop in a tuk and enjoy the ride in one of Sri Lanka’s most popular modes of transportation and enjoy the views of city

 

 

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+