Sri Lanka Travel Guides for Backpackers

Wilpattu National Park: Leopard Country

The country of Sri Lanka, also known as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, has a surprising number of national parks for a small island – 26, to be exact. While major sanctuaries like Yala (a park situated in the south) and Sinharaja (a tropical rainforest near the central highlands) […]
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Rameswaram, India: What to do, Where to Eat and More

In the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu town on Pamban Island which is known as Rameswaram. It is famous for its Ramanathaswamy Temple with huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks. It is about 40 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka at the tip of the Indian Peninsula. The […]
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Sri Lanka South: Where To Eat Vegan, Chinese & More

Sandy beaches and coconut trees are a dime a dozen on Sri Lanka’s south coast. Many praise the ‘Wonder of Asia’ for its verdant jungles, luscious flora and elephantine fauna. Indeed, there is something to suit every person, every taste: romantic lagoon retreats for couples, backpackers’ hostels for the solo […]
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Top Veggie Restaurants in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

As a newfound vegetarian, and a lover of eating fresh, local food, I was determined to find the best veggie options which Mirissa has to offer. With lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from and the luxury of staying in Mirissa for ten days, I had plenty of time […]
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Temples, stupa's, Bodhi tree and accommodation in Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is a Unesco World Heritage site, and for a reason! This former capital is part of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, consisting of Anuradhapura, Polonaruwa and Kandy. Because of its rich historical history, the city has got a lot of stupa’s and temples. A lot of which are free of […]
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Zagreb, Croatia -Town of great tradition

Zagreb as the capital of Croatia is one of the cities that has a great tradition. You will be convinced to see it and to get to know the city and to meet hospitality inhabitants and most of whom will say on a good English “welcome”. Zagreb has a good […]
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Singapore on a budget: food, things to do, and nightlife

I ended up in Singapore more out of convenience than any particular longing to travel there. Coming from New Zealand, but now living in England, when visiting home I face the joy of at least 24 hours of quality plane time. It struck me as silly to put myself through […]
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Colombo: A Quick Travel Guide to an Urban Jungle in Sri Lanka

Greetings and welcome to Sri Lanka. The commercial capital of the paradise island is Colombo. If you are in the city for a short stay or a long vacation, in and around Colombo is a must. A holiday in Sri Lanka is incomplete without a tour amongst the skyscrapers, the sights […]
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Perfect 9 Days Itinerary in Sri Lanka + backpacker advice

Last month I visit Sri Lanka for 9 days and it was absolutely amazing, I fell in love with the places, the people and the food and I totally recommend it to everyone who is looking for adventure but at the same time a place with a lot of cultural […]
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Things to know when visiting Ella for the weekend

Ella is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka located amidst hills and waterfalls in the Badulla District. Its’ scenic beauty and calm atmosphere make Ella one of the ideal places for a relaxing getaway. Rich with flora and fauna, Ella is one of the top picks for hiking in […]
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Malaysia's Best Islands: Perhentian and Pulau Kapas

About Malaysia: When one thinks of Asia, about its heavenly beaches or about its noisy and crowded cities that have their charm,  usually you think about Thailand, Vietnam or Sri Lanka, not many imagine Malaysia because it is not so well known. Malaysia is a country that many travelers decide […]
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My Top 5 Favourite Destinations in Sri Lanka

Top Travel Destinations in Sri Lanka Haven't been to Sri Lanka yet? Why not travel to somewhere different for your next trip and explore the pearl of the Indian Ocean for an exciting trip like no other! I was in Sri Lanka for almost two months for a volunteering project […]
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Sri Lanka: The Lush Land from the Tales of Sinbad the Sailor

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean: An Overview The famed land Sinbad the Sailor visited on his sixth voyage, Sri Lanka has provided the scenic yet mysterious backdrop for a variety of situations, ranging from historic epics, sanguinary wars, romantic movies, exhilarating adventures, mysterious quests, and breathtakingly beautiful holidays. The […]
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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOW SEASON IN THE SOUTH OF SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka, the tear-shaped island, has a tropical climate. The south coast has its main and low season due to climate, tourism, and surfing conditions. What you will find in the main season (European winter) is flocks of tourists, endless sunshine, crystal clear waters, and consistent and clean swell. The […]
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TOP 05 THINGS TO DO IN ELLA, SRI LANKA.

Welcome to the Mountains of Sri Lanka.. When anyone says Sri Lanka, your mind will automatically run to perfect blue water, extensive beaches and coconut trees. But guess what? Sri Lanka also has a flip side to it! The hills of Sri Lanka are an unexplored world altogether. I spent […]
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Top 5 Things To Do in Matara

A few towns in Sri Lanka possess the glory and activity like the town of Matara does. Town of Matara is situated in the southern coast of Sri Lanka (further from Galle) which is about 160km away from Colombo. If you are a lover of history, culture, nature and beaches, […]
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Living like a Local in Sri Lanka

Welcome to Colombo! As a traveller who loves to explore new places, I believe that the true essence of a place lies in enjoying the local flavour, which includes its food, music, stay and culture. Since I was staying with my sister and her husband, it was easier to start living […]
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Surf Sri Lanka: Arugam Bay

Any Sri Lankan beach looks gorgeous, but they all have characteristic differences. So, a question to ask yourself before planning a beach trip in Sri Lanka would be, what would you like to experience? If you are looking for a new spot to surf at or if you are simply […]
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5 Things To Do in Kandy- Sri Lanka With Limited Time

  I know most travelers have scheduled time table for each and every trip unless you are vagabonding and has abundant the whole concept of time. Not that much of a rare scenario though. I’ve met quite a few Vegabonders who absolutely has no To-Do-List what so ever. Anyways I […]
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Galle : The Top 06 Things to do

  Welcome to Galle! This the first sight you get to see and feel that you are in Galle if you are coming down from the southern expressway. The initial feeling of you trapped on a fishing island and the sea breeze which brushes all your exhaustion away is the ideal […]
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My Adventurous Road trip: Mumbai to Rameshwaram

Welcome to my adventurous road trip to Rameshwaram in India … The  Adventurous road trip from Mumbai to Rameshwaram was a sudden decision it was unplanned. I received a call from my friend who had been planning this road trip with his friends for few months, fortunately, his friends didn't […]
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Maldives: Choose a Resort for your Trip knowing the difference

I have been living two years and six months in Maldives, where I have seen and experienced different Resorts and Local Islands. Always people asked me my recommendation for picking the right place and Island for their vacation. Well with a selection of about 130 Resorts it’s not that easy […]
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Sri Lanka: The Town of 'Ella'

Ella (rough translation to English from the native language Sinhala, meaning ‘waterfall’) is a small town located about 3400 ft above sea level on the South Eastern Slopes of Sri Lanka’s Central Mountainous regions. One of the most sought after destinations for tourists on the island, Ella offers a spectacular […]
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Sri Lanka for foreigners: Dambulla

From millenary temples to giant elephants crossing the road a few meters from you, Dambulla is definitely a must-see city if you are traveling to Sri Lanka. Here is a selection of the top 4 must-see places near Dambulla. (in order of cultural relevance). 1. Golden temple Situated in central […]
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Nine things to know to make the most out of Costa Rica

Unlike Phileas Fogg in the infamous ‘Around the world in 80 days, my travel over this summer took me to two beautiful tropical Islands, involved 11 flights, and a killer total of 75 hours. However, just like the film, I can safely say I have traveled a full loop around […]
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Weekend in TRINCO

Everyone talks about Horizon at Sunset. How often have you seen the Horizon at Sunrise? The best way you could start your day is with a cup of coffee in hand looking at the horizon watching sunrise. Well Trincomalee (or Trinco for short) is a place that you could wake […]
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Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk''

''Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk''    My journey started last December when I got the chance to visit Asia for the first time. I booked my flight to Sri Lanka early and I was flying from Budapest to Colombo. I had to change at Doha […]
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Budget Travel In The Maldives

­A natural wonder and home to mesmerizing sunsets, white sand beaches, fresh seafood and plentiful marine life… Paradise? Yes. The 1200 islands belonging to Maldives are everything that anyone could hope for in an island getaway. The peaceful atmosphere combined with influence from surrounding countries in Asia and Africa, as […]
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Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

THE PARADISE EVERYONE IS DREAMING OFF..  So me and my fiancee decided to spend our annual vacation in Maldives last July 2016. Our decision was partly influenced by one of our friends who convinced us to take a group booking in one of the travel agencies in Dubai so we […]
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My Kind-Of-Weekend in Vienna, Austria

Why did Glorie go there? My current “do-good” work regularly involves travel. We went to the Vienna, Austria in time for a global convention. As much as I want to share what the whole meeting was all about, I will have to stop myself, and not digress. Not that I am […]
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Doors of French Colony | Walk In Puducherry

  HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN PONDICHERRY I will make a promise…..to come back…with jumble of sounds of Bay of Bengal French lands are miles away, but a tinge a touch away. Puducherry also whispered by its former name Pondicherry or affectionately Pondy, is an urban city […]
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Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic! Bellagio How can I reach the city of Bellagio?   There are various […]
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The Maldives on a Budget

Would you like to go to the Maldives but you’re not a millionaire? That’s not a problem! Let me show you how to travel the Maldives on a budget. The Maldives on a Budget When you think about the Maldives you probably picture an overwater bungalow, white-sand beaches with palm trees and […]
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Trincomalee: Sri Lanka's East Coast

Why Trincomalee? Upon my arrival in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, I was made aware that the time I am traveling is “Not Season”. This came to be a phrase I heard Nationwide. Sri Lanka is divided into various seasonal regions and Colombo, on the island's West Coast […]
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Sri Lanka : Charming paradise

SRI LANKA – country filled with with romantic landscapes, lush forests, golden beaches and beautiful ocean, is considered as paradise. All of this started when me, my mum and my sister (living in Shanghai) decided to meet up „somewhere“ in Asia. I came up with an idea to visit Bali, my […]
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