Sep 23, 2021
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To travel to Sri Lanka, Indian tourists must be fully vaccinated and must carry a negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report conducted 72 hours prior to arrival and an on-arrival RT-PCR test at a certified hotel.
Begin your road trip with Colombo. A rich colonial heritage and a modern present replete with fine dining options, shopping malls, and street markets are sure to make your stay memorable.
A three-and-a-half-hour drive from Colombo to Kandy promises mesmerising vistas, memorable moments, and lip-smacking food.
Be prepared for a long leg of travel with a few picturesque halts from Kandy to Galle and stop at the Embilmeegama Tea Factory on the outskirts of Kandy.
Off-beat and non-commercial, Ahangama is a quaint coastal town located 27 km to the east of Galle. If you aren’t feeling adventurous enough for surfing, there are other sailing activities that will catch your fancy.
Unawatuna calls for a dedicated halt to soak in the sheer beauty. Enjoy the unending expanse of the Indian Ocean lined by swaying coconut trees.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, was built by the Portuguese in 1588, then fortified by the Dutch from 1649. Go for a stroll along the fort, its thick ramparts, and the churches.
If you are still not done with shopping and eating, visit the Dutch Hospital area that gets buzzing in the evenings, particularly over the weekends.