It was our first anniversary. So, we wanted to go to someplace beautiful. We chose Sri Lanka because of its scenic beauty and it has many amazing locations to visit. Also, we wanted a place that had less travel time from India and was within budget.
Ekansh Trip Details For Sri Lanka In April
Trip Type: Family
Trip Duration: 6D/5N
Number of people: 4 persons
Trip Cost: INR 137,018
Inclusions: Airfare, Airport Transfers, Accommodation, English-speaking Driver, Sightseeing, Breakfast
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Visa
Sri Lanka In April Itinerary Account
Here is a day-wise account of my first anniversary trip to Sri Lanka in April that we enjoyed to the fullest.
Day 1: Touchdown In Colombo
We reached Colombo around 4 pm in the evening and was received by Mr. Prasal, the cab driver outside the airport. We straight away went to the hotel. After resting for some time, we went for a walk to explore the city of Colombo. We had dinner in a vegetarian restaurant and that was our day. We recharged our batteries for all the excitement and adventure in store for us the next day.
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Day 2: Kandy Tour
We checked out from the hotel and headed towards Kandy. On the way, we stopped at the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage where we watched elephants taking bath in the river. We spent time over there for 1-2 hours. It was fun watching animals existing in their natural habitat. After that, we had a sumptuous lunch and moved towards the famous Tooth Relic Temple. It was a huge temple with old stories about it. The temple is located in a complex in the former kingdom of Kandy. We enjoyed taking a tour around the temple as it was so peaceful and serene.
Day 3: Nuwara Eliya
The third day of our trip to Sri Lanka in April was spent amidst the lush greenery of Nuwara Eliya. It is a paradise on earth. The rolling mountains with tea plantations with verdant grrenery looked soothing to the eyes. We visited Seetha Eliya where she was held captive. We saw the Ashok Vatika that we had only read about in our mythology books. Haggala Gardens was also an absolute delight. The low-country lotus and water lilies floating in the pond looked enchanting. We also went to see the cultural show later and enjoyed it to the fullest.
Day 4 & 5: Pearl Workshop & River Safari
This day was exciting. We visited the workshop of pearls in Kandy where they told us the procedure of making pearls. The supervisors there gave detailed information about the different pearls and their value. We were exhilarated to be enlightened with the information. We even bought a few pearls for home as souvenirs. We also particpated in water sports activities. The river safari in the backwater lake was amazing. visited Boat ride in the backwater lake. We also visited the Tortoise House where we found a variety of tortoises. We even held baby crocs in our hand. It was a fun experience On our last day of our holiday in Sri Lanka in April, Mr. Prasal dropped us at the airport. All in all, it was a fun trip.
Suggested Read: The Complete Guide To Applying For A Sri Lanka Visa For Indians
Hotels We Stayed During Our Trip To Sri Lanka In April
We stayed in 4 hotels during our stay in Sri Lanka. Here is how I would like to give personal ratings on the basis of our experience.
1st night in Colombo: Hotel Descent Hotel in Ceylon City
2nd night in Kandy: Skyloft Kandy
Loved the view and location
3rd-night Ramboda: Thuruliya Lodge Hotel
Again, the views from our room and the location of the hotel were great
4th-night Wadduwa: Blue Beach Wadduwa
The view and location of the property were amazing
Commonly Asked Questions By Travelers
How were the locals and hospitality there?
The locals were sweet and very accommodating. Mr. Prasal was our cab driver and he took great care of us in Sri Lanka. He was very understanding and helped us with sightseeing the best spots in Sri Lanka and even shopping in Sri Lanka.
Is April a reasonable time to visit Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka during April was hot in the day and moderate in the morning and evening but the weather did not dampen our spirits or excitement on the trip.
Which restaurants did you visit on your trip & how was the food there?
We visited many Indian Restaurants in Sri Lanka for Indian food. We enjoyed our dining experience at Bollywood Masala in Bentota.
How was the shopping experience at your destination and what would you suggest travelers buy from there?
Shopping in Sri Lanka was a great experience. We bought a few precious pearls from our vacation. Tea and coffee are other things we would suggest fellow travelers buy from their Sri Lanka trip.
Were you satisfied with the budget for your holiday? Was there anything you felt was missing out?
Yes, we were very much satisfied with our budget. Since we were on our first anniversary trip to Sri Lanka, we had equal parts relaxation and activities planned for us.
What are the various things to do in Sri Lanka in the month of April?
Here are a few things that you can do in Sri Lanka in April:
Water sports like River Safari or surfing
Tea tasting sessions in the hill country
Train ride though the country
Visit Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
Visit a turtle park
Suggestions for future travelers
If you are planning a vacation in Sri Lanka, add more days to it since most of your time will be spent in traveling.
Water sports are a must. Do add it to your itinerary.
Make the best of your Sri Lanka vacation by doing as many things as possible. Also, to avoid FOMO!
How was your overall experience with TravelTriangle and its agent?
Our experience with TravelTriangle was great. Aparajita, the TT executive was very helpful and patient in solving all our queries and provided support throughout the trip.
Further Read: The Ultimate Guide To Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple
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