4 Nov

Planning Your Sri Lanka Backpacking Route and Itinerary

This is the second installment in our ‘Backpacking Sri Lanka’ series (see the first one here). In this post, we’re going to help you plan your Sri Lanka Backpacking Route and Itinerary. Sri Lanka is a land with much to offer in the way of natural beauty, culture and experiences. But having so much choice...
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25 Oct

A Backpacker’s Guide to Sri Lanka

This backpacker’s guide to Sri Lanka is the first in a series, so make sure you sign up to receive all future updates. If you’re looking for location-specific information about a particular part of the country, check out our older posts. Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Serendib, Taprobane, ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’… these are just some...
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17 Oct

Top Things to Do in Arugam Bay

Photo by Etienne Boulanger / CC BY 2.0 Arugam Bay is a small town located on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, roughly 200 miles due East of Colombo. Like many coastal towns in Sri Lanka, it was historically a fishing village back in the day. But now, tourism has become the dominant industry here....
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10 Oct

Top Things to Do in Ella

Nestled in the hills and mountains of Sri Lanka’s central region, and surrounded by lush green vegetation, lies the small town of Ella. Relatively unknown, not too long ago, it has become one of the country’s ‘must visit’ destination in recent years. The world Ella comes from the Sinhala phrase ‘diya ella’, which means ‘waterfall’ and...
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4 Oct

Sigiriya Rock and Beyond: Top Things to Do in Sigiriya

Sri Lanka is a land steeped in history and Sigiriya has come to symbolise this fact. Although the name Sigiriya now also applies to the general locality, it is derived from the old Sinhala terms for ‘lion rock’, which is a reference to the rock fortress situated there. History Rising 200 meters above the surrounding...
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