Who would mind a few leisurely days in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, Sri Lanka? Housing an array of stunning beaches and beautiful sunsets, the country invites travelers to engage and indulge in every kind of fun in the heavenly paradise hiding in plain sight. With a great number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and temples with intricate carvings the destination has a history of events that will leave you baffled. There is more to than just a collection of temples and other architectural wonders. Rainforested peaks, loads of nature and of course adventure is the key to this country becoming a popular tourist destination. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka for couples make for a perfect holiday destination for travelers all around the world.
The lush greenery, sandy beaches, and holy temples have always tempted us to Sri Lanka. So finally, when we got a chance to visit this amazingly beautiful place for a holiday we never wanted to miss the chance. After venturing to this land, we were amazed by the natural beauty of the country and were relieved that we chose just the right destination for our long-awaited romantic holiday. A detailed encounter of our 4 nights 5 days trip to Sri Lanka comes next.
Quick Jump Links
- Details Of The Romantic Trip
- Itinerary Of Sri Lanka Trip
- Weather In February
- Best Places To Visit In Sri Lanka For Couples
- Hotels In Sri Lanka
- Shopping In Sri Lanka
- Tips For Future Travelers
- What To Pack
- Experience With TravelTriangle
- Answering Common Queries
Details Of Our 5 Days Romantic Trip To Sri Lanka
Given below are some crucial details of our 5 days romantic trip to Sri Lanka from India.
Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Cost: INR 28,098.14
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Duration: 5 days & 4 Nights
Inclusions: Breakfast, Airport Transfers, Accommodation, Complimentary Sim cards & Water bottle, One Night Complimentary Dinner
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Entry Fee, Visa, Airfare
5 Days Itinerary Of Our Sri Lanka Trip
Mentioned below is the Sri Lanka honeymoon itinerary that included everything we could ask for!
Day 1: Arrival, Transfer To Kandy, Sightseeing
Day 2: Transfer To Bentota, Sightseeing
Day 3: Sightseeing
Day 4: Transfer To Colombo
Day 5: Sightseeing, Departure Back Home
Sri Lanka Weather In February
Though we had already had a look at the weather conditions of Sri Lanka, before we went for a holiday but it was warmer than we expected. Though it was a little hot, it was manageable and were able to enjoy as per our planning.
Best Places To Visit In Sri Lanka For Couples That We Explored
On our trip we discovered that there are some best places for couples to visit in Sri Lanka. Here are a few places that we visited and one must also visit while on a holiday in Sri Lanka.
1. Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
While discovering Sri Lanka, we visited the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. A natural habitat to all big and small elephants, the orphanage was developed as an initiation towards the breeding of elephants. It was a delight to see large herds of elephants and we managed to click some amazing pictures of the animals. The elephants are taken for a bath twice, where we also got a chance to bathe them and feed them. Overall it was a great experience. Next we visited the spice plantations. Aroma was in the air as soon as we drove close to the plantations. Cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and what not, we could smell hundreds of fragrances at the same time. An insight into an old age industry of spice production was a great experience.
2. Kandy: A Religious Detour
The temples in Sri Lanka hold a great history and significance and are constructed beautifully. The golden-roofed Temple also known as the Tooth Relic Temple. We were lucky enough to have visited the temple at the time of the pooja and were able to offer prayers at the sacred temple. The tooth is kept in a gold casket and shaped like a stupa. Another popular temple namely the Gangaramaya temple was yet another religious temple we visited. Situated by the Beira lake. There is so much to explore in the temple. After visiting the main premises we also visited the museum, and also the relic chamber with a lot of relics of the Buddha.
3. Kandy: Sailing Through The Mangroves
Being an important part of Sri Lanka, Mangrove forests cover a major part of the island. A boat ride to the island was just the perfect idea. The river safari is an unforgettable experience. As we travel across the mangrove forests and its tributaries we could hear the soft sound of the river water and the insects. It was a beautiful sight to savor. Among the many places to visit in Sri Lanka for couples, this experience was what I liked the most.
4. Bentota: A Glance Into The Wildlife
We were all the more excited for this one on our trip. After watching the elephants and feeding them, it was the time to watch the cutest creatures of the ocean, dolphins. The Dolphin Show timings are usually early in the morning around 6:00 AM. We were able to spot the marine meister from a distance and we just could not believe its hugeness. Our holiday felt complete after this amazing experience but there was much left to add to our happiness one being a visit to the turtle museum. What a feeling it was to closely admire the tiny creatures and pick up them up in our hands. As the turtles flapped through their way into the sea we took pictures. Yet another splendid experience.
5. Bentota: Riding With The Waves
Finally, it was time for some water adventure. We went for jet skiing and boat ride in the sea. We also went for a snorkeling experience. For us, with this adventure, our trip was a total win.
Our Hotels In Sri Lanka
- Hotel In Kandy: The first night we stayed at Kandy our hotel was Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow. The rooms offered excellent views of the surrounding valley. The deluxe rooms we stayed in were spacious and comfortable.
- Hotel In Bentota: While in Bentota, we stayed at the Green Shadow Beach Hotel. The property had a really good ambiance with a private beach access.
- Hotel In Colombo: Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo offers comfortable rooms and delicious food. Since the hotel is in the middle of the city, the rooms are cozy but we can roam around the city after our visiting places.
Shopping In Sri Lanka
You can buy cheap as well as branded clothing from Sri Lanka. I would suggest you to buy clothes and gems. The local markets are good for buying casual everyday wear. Malls like Unlimited and House of Fashion are some great options around the place. You can also shop precious gems from the shops.
Suggested Read: The Ultimate Guide To Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple
Tips For Future Travelers
- We would suggest travelers plan ahead if you are willing to visit the Whale Show and Dolphin Show.
- The best way to travel across the place is through local trains.
- It is advised to carry along a few dollars and euros in case the ATMs do not work.
What To Pack
Like us, you must pack the following items in your bag when traveling to Sri Lanka:
- Sandals or flip-flops
- Sports shoes
- Mosquito repellent
- Hand sanitizer
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
It was a great experience planning our trip with Travel Triangle. They considered all our requirements and handcrafted an itinerary that was best suited for us.
Answering To Your Common Queries
Q1. Do you need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka?
Yes, you will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can also possibly get a tourist visa on arrival, however, it is advisable to get a visa before traveling as it will save your time at the airport.
Q2. Is Indian currency accepted in Sri Lanka?
Only Sri Lankan Rupee is accepted in Sri Lanka. Being a closed currency, you can only get it once you enter the country. Before leaving Sri Lanka, please ensure that you exchange any remaining Sri Lankan currency.
Q3. What is there to do in Colombo at night?
Colombo has some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka for couples. The city has a great nightlife. You can visit casinos, nightclubs, bars, and cafes till late at night. You can also enjoy the sunset at Mount Lavinia in the evening. A night tour of the city is also a great way to spend your leisure time.
Q4. Is Sri Lanka expensive to visit?
No, Sri Lanka is not an expensive destination to visit. You can cover most of the city at a very budget-friendly price. However, if you wish to indulge in some adventure and go for some water activities you might find them expensive. Food, transport, and accommodation in the country are relatively cheap.
Q5. What is the best way to get around Sri Lanka?
It is easy to get around the country as Sri Lanka. There are many travel options available. You could hire a car and a driver or take a tuk-tuk around the place. Public transport like trains and buses are also easily available.
If you too are planning a trip to Sri Lanka, take your friends and family along for an awesome vacation. Plan a trip with TravelTriangle and ensure a great vacation in the country.