Plan a Trip to Hikka With Your Buddies – Budget Friendly Trip

Is it time for a vacation with your friends? With the help of this guide, plan a budget friendly holiday to the sunny coastal town of Hikkaduwa, famously also known as Hikka.

 

 

Where to Stay
Hikka has become quite a tourist friendly destination and thanks to its golden sandy beaches and amazing surf waves, there are a number of options for affordable accommodation in Hikkaduwa that would suit your needs. Look for reliable accommodation options from Yoho Bed.

 

 

How to get there

Sri Lankan train,Northern Line,Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan train,Northern Line,Sri Lanka | Img. By : katorisi (Own Work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks to the development of the Southern Expressway, travelling to the south coast is so much easier! Hop on a highway bus or for a change of scenery, and at a cheaper rate than the bus, travel to Hikka by train!

 

 

The Food

Hoppers at house of dosas

Hoppers at house of dosas | Img. By : Paul Joseph [09-may-13CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Being a beach side town, you’ll find plenty of good affordable restaurants and local food vendors that are pretty safe to consume food from. Don’t be afraid of trying out new things!

 

 

The Beach and Surf

Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa Beach | Img. By : Shehanw (Own Work) CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The enticing waters that are teeming with marine life, from reef fish to sea turtles, head over to Hikka beach for some fun in the sun, sand and surf. Try your hand at surfing if you’re daring enough.

 

 

Party
Hikka is famous for its nightlife. From crazy parties that last till dawn to a bustling drinking scene, Hikka is ideal for party goers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Mary’s church Negombo – An epic religious fortress.

 

St Mary's Church retuschiert

St Mary’s Church retuschiert | Img. By : Rudolph.A.furtado (Own Work)   CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) via Wikimedia Commons

 

This a roman catholic church and one of the biggest landmarks in Negombo. This majestic structure with large columns and beige walls, is easily one of the largest cathedrals in Sri Lanka.

 

Location
The church is situated in the Gampaha district, in the grand street in the Centre of Negombo town. Thus is within the easy reach of Negombo, Sri Lanka hotels such as four star properties like Hotel J and the Colombo International Airport.

 

History
Construction of this edifice began in 1874 and wasn’t completed until 1922. This is a glorious religious landmark which portrays a mix of European and Sri Lankan art and culture.

 

Architecture and highlights

The main hall is a majestic structure with long pillars, colourful statues and a grand sculpture of Mother Mary being made the queen of heavens as the centre piece of the structure. The stunning murals of gods, angels and Mother Mary painted on the walls are one of the highlights of the premise.

 

Observe light through the stained glass
There is a small building by the side of the main hall with a central statue of Christ. The structure is covered with vibrant stained glass, which produces lovely shades of sunlight inside when the light falls through the glass.

 

 

 

 

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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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