Category: Asia

How to travel on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways

All you need to know when setting off on your travels on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways. Sri Lanka’s iconic railways were actually built by the British in 1864, as a way of transporting tea from the hill country to the capital of Colombo. It remains an extremely cheap...
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Backpacking Sri Lanka: a two week itinerary

After travelling Sri Lanka for three weeks I have created a two week backpacking itinerary full of the highlights. There is so much to see in Sri Lanka that it is hard to imagine cramming it all into two weeks. But sadly two weeks holiday is often all we...
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Trekking Horton Plains, Sri Lanka. To worlds end (and back again!)

One of the reasons people rave about Nuwara Eliya is because it’s the starting point for one of Sri Lanka’s most famous treks-World’s End in Horton Plains. What is Horton Plains National Park? The 9km looped track through the beautiful Horton Plains national park takes you to a stunning...
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Whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka is an experience of a lifetime, but if you’re lucky enough to get the chance to do this, you’ll want to do it right. When to go whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka Between November and April it is possible to spot Blue...
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Lovers Leap Waterfall, Nuwara Eliya

Arriving from your hot, dusty tuk tuk ride into the fresh, manicured streets of Nuwara Eliya, you can see why people rave about one of Sri Lankas favourite destinations. When you ask people about Sri Lanka’s ‘must go’ destinations, Nuwara Eliya is always top of peoples list. If you...
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Trekking in the Knuckles Mountain Range, Sri Lanka

Trekking in the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka was one of the main highlights of our trip. Set high in the Districts of Matale and Kandy, the range is named after the peaks and folds that create a knuckle shape when viewed from certain angles. The constantly changing cloud and mist...
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