My parents are 60 above and they had to leave for America soon. So I wanted to take them to someplace that is within reach and where I could go along with them. It also needed to be a place that could be covered in 4-5 days. They are Tamil-speaking people so taking them to Sri Lanka seemed like a good plan. My brother has arranged the trip. The trip was taken to make them comfortable with journeys across borders. We chose Sri Lanka also because this was where my great-great-grandfather was born. And Kandy was the place where my family had lost everything and they came back to India. I experienced some of the best things to do in Sri Lanka with family that I would like to share with you.
Table Of Content
- Our Budget Tour Package Details
- Itinerary Of Our Short Tour
- Top Things To Do In Sri Lanka With Family
- Do’s & Don’ts On A Sri Lanka Trip
- What To Pack
- Food In Sri Lanka
- Travel Tips That Will Help You
- Our Experience With TravelTriangle
- Frequently Asked Questions
Our Budget Tour Package Details
Trip Type: Sri Lanka
Cost: INR 23000 – 26000 (Per Person)
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
No. of people: 5 Adults, 0 Child
Inclusions: Breakfast, Hotel, Transfers, Sightseeing, English Speaking Driver
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Visa, Luxury AC Vehicle, Entry Fees, Laundry, Personal Expenses
Itinerary Of Our Short Tour
Day 1: Arrive In Sri Lanka, Visit Kandy
Day 2: Nuwara Eliya Full Day City Tour
Day 3: Full Day Bentota City Sightseeing
Day 4: Colombo Full Day City Tour
Top Things To Do In Sri Lanka With Family
Join us on these amazing things to do in Sri Lanka with family…
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
This large city in Sri Lanka looks absolutely gorgeous as it is located on a plateau, surrounded by mountains. We visited the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, which is also known as royal botanic gardens. Located near Mahaweli River this is a paradise beautifully housing more than 300 different varieties of orchids. The sight of colourful and blooming flowers in the garden is blissful. With about 147 acre wide flower garden also has Palm trees, spices, and medicinal plants.
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Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic
The Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic is officially known as Sri Dalada Maligawa temple. The grand palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy houses this Buddhist temple. This is one of the most popular temples in Sri Lanka. The temple gets its name from the tooth relic of Buddha that is placed inside it. We enjoyed exploring the temple and admiring its beauty. The detailed white walls and the simple roofing along with the greenery surrounding it makes it one of the most peaceful places to visit in Sri Lanka.
We also visited the Gem Museum after this. Sri Lanka is the producer of some of the finest quality of gems in the world. And it was interesting to know and see the variety of gems it brings to market. The highlight was the semi-precious gems known as the sapphires of Sri Lanka that come in a many different shaded like of blue, green, red, white.
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We were very excited for the Nuwara Eliya city tour. The whole town has a British vibe with its colonial architecture. Infact, it is also known as ‘Little England’. This is a highland region that is surrounded by mountains and tea hills. We visited a Tea Factory that is still working and saw how the world’s finest Orange Pekoe tea is produced. We also visited the Seetha Eliya temple, which has a reference in the Hindu holy book of Ramayana. Another place you must visit is the Hakgala Botanical Gardens that is spread across a vast area and has hilly terrain, meadows and waterfall in its boundary. The garden has a variety of lotus and water lily floats that looks absolutely charming.
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Bentota City is known for its pristine golden beaches in Sri Lanka. We enjoyed a boat ride through the popular Madhu River. It was a great journey and we passed by several small islands with mangrove forests. We loved the time spent on the beach relaxing and enjoying the views. Our next stop was the Turtle Hatchery which has been recognised by the Wildlife Protection Society in 1981, as the nesting site for turtles. It is amazing to watch new-born turtle hatchlings and their journey to the sea.
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Colombo City Tour
This was one of the most important days of our trip as we were going to tour the capital city. We visited many popular tourist sites including Galle Face Green, National Museum, Trade Center towers, the Viharamahadevi Park Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Twin World Independence Hall and the Independence Square. We also did some shopping in from the popular street market.
Do’s & Don’ts On A Sri Lanka Trip
- Do not take a selfie with the Buddha. It is considered highly offensive if your back facing is towards Buddha
- Avoid drinking the tap water in Sri Lanka
- If you are tipping in a restaurant, do it generously
- Make sure to take a tuk tuk ride. You will have an amazing experience altogether
What To Pack
- A sun cream or sunscreen lotion
- A reliable power bank
- Carry a mosquito repellant
- Always keep a mini first-aid kit with you
Travel Tips That Will Help You
- Sri Lanka is famous for its tea, so make sure you try it
- Keep all your ID proofs & their copies handy
- Keep enough cash with you to avoid any hassles
- Dress appropriately when you are going in temples and sacred places
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Our Experience With TravelTriangle
We had a wonderful experience with TravelTriangle. Everything was synchronized quite well and we didn’t have to worry about anything at all. The itinerary was designed in such a manner that we could visit all the best places and make the most of our vacation. The best part was that the highly proficient team of TT remarkably managed everything and that so within our budget. We will surely plan another trip with them and recommend it to our near & dear ones.
Food In Sri Lanka
We tried some local Sri Lankan delicacies and honestly, it’s one of the best cuisines in the world. They really pay heed to the correct usage of spices and herbs. Apart from this, there are plenty Indian restaurants we came across. So, finding a food of your choice if not at all a hassle in Sri Lanka.
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Just like Kavipriya, you can also plan a trip to Sri Lanka with your family and enjoy some quality time together. Explore and experience the culture, scenic beauty, history, food, adventure and more in this wonderful country.
Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do In Sri Lanka With Family
What languages are spoken in Sri Lanka?
Sinhala, Tamil and English are the most commonly used languages in Sri Lanka. One of the reasons for planning a trip to these destinations with our parents was that it is a Tamil-speaking place.
Is Sri Lanka safe to travel for senior citizens?
Yes, Sri Lanka is a safe country to travel to senior citizens. My parents are reaching 60 and they had a great time in this country.
What is the main food of Sri Lanka?
Just like the Southern India, rice is the staple food here. Rice is usually consumed with vegetable curry, fish curry or meat curry. Fish Ambul Thiyal, Paripu, Kottu, Wambatu Moju are some of the popular dishes of Sri Lanka.
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