Planning a perfect honeymoon is an art in itself. Shruti and her husband did just that by planning an ideal honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka for 5 nights and 6 days. Fuelled by their passion for exploring and extensive research, they carefully maneuvered around the constraints of being an off-season to come up with an excellent itinerary for their honeymoon.
Due to the timing of our vacation, a very few international destinations that fell within our budget, were a viable option for a honeymoon trip. We didn’t want to visit a popular destination just for owning a tag of having been there, but to experience the differences in culture and natural beauty that exist in Sri Lanka.
Details about our 5 nights 6 days honeymoon in Sri Lanka
Finding a trusted travel portal wasn’t a hard task as I already had the TravelTriangle application installed on my phone. Therefore, I read some travelogues on my mobile that helped me get convinced that sightseeing in Sri Lanka is something we cannot miss. In a matter of days, TravelTriangle was able to present us with a customized package for a honeymoon that was perfect for our needs.
Trip Cost: INR 74,000
Trip Duration: 5 nights/ 6 days
Agent Name: Self Holidays
Cities Visited: Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota
Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, breakfast, sightseeing, and GST
Exclusions: Flights, meals, and visa fee
Here’s a brief look at the itinerary of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka
- Day 1: Arrive in Colombo- transfer to sigiriya- visit rock fortress- check into Elephas resort- dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast- transfer to Kandy- check into Ozo Kandy hotel- leisure evening
- Day 3: Breakfast- check-out from Kandy- visit gemstone workshop- transfer to Nuwara Eliya- check into hotel- dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast- trip to the lake- check-out from Nuwara Eliya- arrive in Bentota- check into Midky Hotel in Bentota- dinner
- Day 5: Breakfast- island cruise in Madhu river- water sports at Hikkaduwa- return to hotel
- Day 6: Breakfast- check out- transfer to Colombo- sightseeing in Colombo- transfer to the airport
Thanks to some research I figured out that despite it being the rainy season, sightseeing in Sri Lanka is still a charming prospect at various places on the island. With our itinerary, we tried to minimize our travel time and maximize the number of places we would eventually see.
Witnessing the best of sightseeing in Sri Lanka
To attain a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, we chose to visit places both in the north & southern parts of Sri Lanka.
The north is known for its rich culture and history, so for the first four days, we covered as many sightseeing places as we could. Therefore, leaving the final two days of relaxation in the south, which is famous for its pristine beaches and virgin landscape.
Northern Sri Lanka: Rich traditions & a glorious past
The best part about sightseeing in Sri Lanka was that at all times we felt immersed in nature and deep rooted Sri Lankan traditions. I would recall our time in the north with some unforgettable visual treats, fascinating stories for history lovers, and unique places to shop.
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The rock fortress was the first stop on our journey and definitely the most physically challenging thing we did during our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. Although once we reached the top, the view from the top made us forget everything and enjoy the panoramic view of the jungle.
After we had climbed down the rock, we proceeded for an adventurous jungle jeep safari wherein we saw a lot of endangered elephants that live in the Sigiriya forest area.
- Gemstone workshop in Kandy
After checking out from Kandy, the driver took us to an incredible Gemstone workshop on the outskirts of the city. I was fascinated with the meticulous steps needed in making one of the best gems in the world.
At the end of it all, I would consider myself lucky as my sweet husband gifted me a beautiful pair of earrings from that very workshop.
- Nuwara Eliya: The Scotland of Sri Lanka
The endearing hills of Nuwara Eliya were a welcome change from the sub-tropical climate present in most of Sri Lanka. I still remember vividly how beautiful the hill station looked once the morning fog lifted and the first rays of sunshine pierced through the clouds.
Southern Sri Lanka: Unwind & Spoil Yourselves Like Never Before!
Our trip wasn’t just about running and scampering throughout Sri Lanka to merely check off places to visit in Sri Lanka from a list. It was our honeymoon, and we definitely wanted to spend some quality time together at places that were beautiful, secluded, and serene.
- Hikkaduwa & Bentota Beach
Of our six days in Sri Lanka, the most luxurious hotel of our trip (Vivanta by Taj- Bentota) was booked for the final two nights of our honeymoon. We left no stones unturned when it came to spoiling ourselves with luxury.
Bentota Beach was a serene honeymoon getaway where we enjoyed long walks, sunbathing, and the untouched natural beauty of this pristine piece of land. Whereas, on Hikkaduwa beach we saw plenty of adventure sports, so we decided to take part in jetskiing.
- Boat cruise on Madhu river
Amongst all the popular activities for couples on a honeymoon in Sri Lanka, we chose to go for a boat cruise in Madhu river near Bentota. During the river cruise, we were taken to many small islets located in that area which cultivated rare spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and pepper.
The romantic boat cruise finished with a foot fish therapy where we dipped our feet in a pond of fish allowing them to nibble dead skin fragments off our feet.
Rejuvenated and replenished, we transferred to Colombo on the sixth day for our flight back home.
Of all the places I’ve visited in my life, I never had a more authentic cultural experience than while sightseeing in Sri Lanka. The only regret we had was that we wished we stayed for longer. Sri Lanka had us engrossed in its lovely natural wonders, welcoming people, and somber style of living.
A special thanks to TravelTriangle and Self Holidays for organizing what could’ve been a great mess without your expertise and execution skills in travel holidays. My husband and I look back on this trip as one of the better experience of our lives that got us understanding each other in a better
- Having an English speaking driver-cum-guide with us all the time helped a lot in making impromptu plans or seeking advice on which places to visit.
- Despite all the poverty and natural disasters they’ve seen over the years, it was easy to see Sri Lankan people always smiling.
Tip for travelers:
- Make sure to check the weather of the particular part of the country you are visiting. Sri Lanka has a few micro climates that vary from place to place.
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FAQs for an ideal honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka
What are the things to research before going for a honeymoon in Sri Lanka?
Double check the hotels being offered by an agent, and keep extra money for daily expenses in Sri Lanka.
What are the best options for a romantic hotel in Bentota?
Vivanta By Taj and Avani Bentota Resort & Spa.
What all activities can we do during an off-season trip to Sri Lanka?
You can visit tea farms, elephant sanctuaries, and relax on the beaches in southern sri lanka.
How can we cut down on extra expenses on our trip to Sri Lanka?
Include the meals and water sport activities in your package. There are hardly any medium-range restaurants in Sri Lanka. Therefore, a meal outside can cost a lot.
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