Sri Lanka – 11 cities/places to visit and things to do

My Route Guide for Sri Lanka – places and sights you should not miss


Sri Lanka – 5 Things to do in beautiful Ella

Trip to Ella: To get from Weligama to Unawatuna, we took the Tuk Tuk to Mataram and from there the bus to Ella. The bus was 240 LKR p.p. (price Aug. 2016) The drive to Ella was already beautiful even the bus was absolutely full and when i say full, I mean full. People were Read More


Sri Lanka – Dhowa Rock Temple

The Dhowa Rock Temple dates back over 2000 years and is a protected heritage site + a hidden gem in the surroundings of Ella. I really enjoyed seeing it. The Dhowa Rock Temple (also known as Dowa Rajamaha Viharaya) is famous for the beautiful paintings and sculptures in the temple and of course for the Read More


Sri Lanka – Hilltop Pagoda

Driving around Ella on a scooter is a great way of seeing the surroundings and finding a few hidden gems. Along the tea tree plantations, forests, green fields and palm trees you will also find yourself enjoying the feeling of adventure and the lovely smell of the fresh air. We found the temple by accident on a Read More


Sri Lanka – The Nine Arch Bridge

The nine arch bridge is located in Demodara and like the little Adam’s peak, not to far away from Ella but still a 2 hour walk or 20min drive. There are two ways to get there, follow the rails from Ella railway station or on the street by foot or scooter. Both ways are mostly Read More


Sri Lanka – UVA Halpewatte Tea Factory 

With the map that we got from our home stay it was easy to find the UVA Hallewatte Tea Factory but Ella is anyway not complicated to get around. The tea factory is in a massive old building up on a hill with an impressive view from the balcony that runs around the waiting hall/tea Read More


Sri Lanka – Hiking up little Adams Peak 

Little Adams Peak was recommended to us from a few people for it’s amazing views, easy hike and accessible from town . Hiking up Little Adams Peak is around 30-45 min and definitely easier as his big brother the Adam’s Peak with around 5-6 Hours and lots and lots of stairs. Also we heard if Read More

stickfishing Welingama

Sri Lanka – Things to do in Weligama – surf, sun and ice cream vans

We collected our bags at the Jungle beach Hostel in Unawatuna and went down with the scooters to the bus station. Weligama is only a 45 min bus ride away from Unawatuna but unfortunately we found out that it is much easier to catch a bus from a big bus station, then standing with 5 Read More


Sri Lanka – Things to do in Hikkaduwa & Unawatuna

I read about Hikkaduwa and it sounded like a great holiday destination, unfortunately I was not really impressed by the place. The streets and beaches are dirty and the water is dark blue with a hint of brown. If you would put a filter on your images and cut the rubbish out, it could look Read More

Gangaramaya Temple

Sri Lanka – Things to do in Colombo & the trainride to Hikkaduwa

Local buses are the easiest and cheapest way to travel in Sri Lanka. Not always the most comfortable but it is the way you can connect with locals and save a bit of money. At around 9am we jumped into the bus in Negombo (directly in front of our hostel) and drove around 1 1/2h Read More