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7 Days in Sri Lanka Vlog | Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle, Unawatuna, Colombo

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7 Days in Sri Lanka Vlog | Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle, Unawatuna, Colombo

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Join us as we travel around Sri Lanka with a full commentary guide: Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle Fort, Unawatuna, Colombo. We visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, Safari jeep tour with elephants, Temple of the Tooth, whale watching, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and more.

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Negombo at 1:38
Dambulla Cave Temple at 3:12
Kaudulla National Park at 4:07
Sigiriya at 5:00
Kandy arrival at 11:22
Temple of the Tooth 11:46
Kandy Town Centre: 13:38
Galle Fort at 16:47
Unawatuna at 18:03
Whale watching at 18:52
Train journey at 20:36
Colombo at 21:49

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Hey guys, I recently spent an amazing week in Colombo and Galle with some of my friends and it was one of the best trips I’ve been on! It was actually my first time traveling with people abroad and what an epic experience it was! This is the first video from my Sri Lanka travel series giving a total highlight of the trip.I have witnessed the beautiful sunset from Sigiriya, the Indian Ocean from the southern most part of South Asia and the wonderful culture.

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????????DAMBULLA TO COLOMBO VLOG ???????? | Travel better in Sri Lanka!

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Kandy, Sri Lanka Travel Vlog

Hi my loves!Here's my vlog from my Kandy/Hanthana, Sri Lanka visit!

The trip was absolutely AMAZING, im so surprised we did so much in just 2 days. The highlight of the trip for me of course is the hike to top of the Hanthana Mountain Range which was STUNNING! How gorgeous is this train ride from Colombo to Kandy? It was my first time taking that train and I would gladly do it next time. Highly recommend going by train if that's a possibility.

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This island off the coast of India has looong been on my bucket-list for loads of reasons, like having the best safari outside of Africa, boasting 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, and lots of lovely, gorgeous beaches complete with idyllic white sand and crystal clear water that's perfect for surfing.

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SRI LANKA CURRY LAGOON CRAB + COLOMBO Beach Bar + Pickme App ???????? Colombo Sri Lanka travel vlog

i'm with my Colombo guide, Rajitha of Elegant Lanka Tours and I continue my Sri Lanka food tour in Colombo (part 2) to I learn about a favorite spot that Sri Lanka locals like visiting after work- Colombo Beach Bars and there is one popular Colombo street food ~ Sri Lankan curry crabs.... freshwater lagoon crabs vs saltwater crabs.

We stop into the kitchen of Shore by O Colombo in Mount Lavinia to learn how they cook Sri Lankan crab curry recipe. One of Sri Lanka's iconic specialties- lagoon crabs- we're about to eat some tasty Sri Lanka foods

I also show you how getting around Colombo is easy using the Pickme app, which is Colombo's version of Uber. There are a lot of rideshare apps in Colombo

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Colombo - Capital of Sri Lanka.
Anuradhapura - Ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, known for its well-preserved ruins.
Sigiriya - Ancient royal palace abandoned after the king's death. The Lion Rock is the most visited.
Dambulla - The Golden Temple of Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Minneriya - Elephant Gathering where hundreds of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to the park
Kandy - home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred
Nuwara Eliya - City in the hill country, surrounded by lush green hills and tea plantations.
Passikuda - Located in the East of the island. The beautiful shores. calmest stretches of coastline.
Hikkaduwa - Located in the South coast, reputed as the second best surfing spot in Sri Lanka Unawatuna - Coastal town and a major tourist attraction, famous for its beautiful beach and corals.
Yala - Most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Best known for its variety of wild animals, including leopards, elephants, and aquatic birds.
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On our way to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Mirissa Beach, we made a pit stop at Galle Fort. The fort of of historical importance and has heavy Dutch and Portuguese influenced buildings. The sky here is as blue as it gets and the water is gorgeous blue and green too! Some popular stops here are the Clock tower and the Lighthouse.

Then in Colombo, we just spent the day roaming around some shops and shopping. Barefoot is a designer store and had stunning colorful stuff in there. It was very pricy though. It also has a café with really cool vibe and one can have lunch there when shopping at Barefoot. The other place we went to was House of Fashions and boy! Branded things were super cheap here.

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We fly into Sri Lanka from India for a holiday within a holiday. Visiting lots of beaches along the West and South coast and visiting Galle. We also went whale watching & spotted lots of spinner dolphins and a blue whale which was both wonderful and also slightly upsetting for the whale.

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Welcome to Sri Lanka!

This island off the coast of India has long been on my bucket-list for loads of reasons, like having the best safari outside of Africa, boasting eight UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, and lots of lovely, gorgeous beaches complete with idyllic white sand and crystal clear water that's perfect for surfing.

In fact, for an island about a ¼ of the size of the UK, there's loads to see and do, depending,  of course, on what you want out of your trip.

Coming up, I'm going to tell you about getting here, some tips on transport, then some stuff on food, money and language and some awesome places to visit.

So, let's get on with it…

We flew 10 hours direct from Heathrow to Colombo, which is Sri Lanka’s capital city. Flights arrive at Bandaranaike International airport, which is 30km north of the city.

Taxis are very cheap in Sri Lanka, and this can be the easiest, and certainly quickest way to reach your destination from the airport. If you’re heading straight into Colombo you can catch the express bus which takes about 25 minutes, but to be honest the taxis are so cheap it’s a no-brainer.

To enter the country, you’re gonna need a visa. Now this can be done when you get here, but, after ten hours in the air ..why bother with the extra admin!?

Get it done before you leave. Applications cost $35 and take around 24 hours to process.

Also, you’re gonna need to make sure that your vaccinations are up to date, like your tetanus and typhoid. Check with your GP beforehand.

What do you need to know about public transport in Sri Lanka? Well, in all honesty, quite a bit…

Public transport conditions aren't great, but are popular with locals as it's very cheap.

Buses tend to leave when they’re full, so for anyone on a schedule we’d give them a miss.

Also, trains are often slower and less efficient than simply getting a taxi.

My advice: take anything described as luxury or express with a generous pinch of salt.

The key thing in Sri Lanka is that your money goes a long way, for example our two-hour taxi  from Colombo to Unawatuna cost 9000 rupees, which is about 40 quid, so for this reason we made the most of getting around with private car hire and tuk-tuks.

Hiring a driver to chauffeur you around is surprisingly affordable and, let's face it, way more luxurious! It's also a big timesaver which is a massive a bonus.

The roads are in surprisingly good condition...

...just watch out for the tourists, the cyclists, the buffalo, stray dogs, and massive lizards they all make it a little hair-raising at times.

We used Uber to navigate Colombo and Red Cabs for everywhere else.

Failing that you could always haggle for a tuk tuk, which are ideal for quick journeys. There are a couple of things you need to know before you start off. Number 1 always agree the price before settings off and number 2 be direct about where you want to go, don’t settle for any detours or any other places they might want to take you.

Anyway, up next, here are some of my favourite things to do in Sri Lanka.

Unawatuna is loved by locals and tourists alike, and with palm trees, white sands and blue waters, it's easy to see why it’s one of Sri Lanka’s most popular beaches.

Right behind the beach is a small shopping strip for souvenirs and restaurants...

… And Ladies, going topless on the beach is a definite no-no, and if you're a couple, make the P in PDA stand for PRIVATE, not PUBLIC.

OK, Newsflash!!! Sri Lanka has the best safari outside of Africa since the country has one of the highest rates of indigenous plants and animals in the world. Udawalawe National Park is a personal highlight of mine and home to some 200 different species.

Central Sri Lanka: Things to do in Kandy, Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa (Tropical Escape #1)

The first episode of the Tropical Escape is all about things to do in Central Sri Lanka featuring spots like Kandy, Sigiriya and the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
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Sri Lanka is an island country in South East Asia which has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

After a 30 year long civil war which ended in 2009 the diverse country is now opening up more an more for tourism.

The goal of this series is to give you an introduction to the country and the neighboring Maldives starting with Sri Lankas tea region, temples and the rock fortress of sigiriya in this episode.

After arrival we are traveling from Colombo to Kandy by train to take in all the impressive views along the way. In Kandy I go on a river excursion to spot birds along the Mahaweli river before visiting the temple of the tooth in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy.

The tea region around Nuwara Eliya is close to Kandy - you should go there by taking the train from Kandy to Ella. Make sure to visit a tea factory, too!

In the north of Central Sri Lanka the Lion Rock Sigiriya is definitely a Must-Visit. Another one is the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa and the Kaudulla National Park.

This part of the trip was executed within 2weeks by using tuk tuk, buses, boats and trains - following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in Central Sri Lanka:
- Mahaweli River
- Kandy
- Temple of the Tooth
- train from Kandy to Ella
- Nuwara Eliya & tea factories
- Dambulla
- Sigiriya & scenic flight
- Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
- Kaudulla National Park

I'm excited to share all my experiences in Sri Lanka & the Maldives over the course of the next 3-4 weeks with you. In the next episodes I will take you to the south and east coast of Sri Lanka - we will go on an leopard safari, will eat the local street food and enjoy the beaches in Trincomalee as well as Arugam Bay.

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7 Things To Do in Sri Lanka is your essential guide to the most extraordinary experiences you will find in Sri Lanka.

7. Starting with Sigiriya Rock, this incredible sight can only be described as ‘breathtaking’.

6. Our next must-visit location is Colombo’s Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple which boasts a distinct mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian and Chinese architecture. You won’t be disappointed.

5. If time allows, make sure you consider an early morning hike up to the top of Ella Rock via Little Adam’s Peak where you will be rewarded with stunning vistas.

4. Nature lovers will revel in the beauty of Uda Walawe National Park. This area is a haven for a wildlife, from giant squirrels and mongooses to wild buffalo, Sri Lankan leopards and elephants, and a safari here is a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't leave your cameras at home.

3. Our list wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Golden Temple of Dambulla where you can watch the sun go down. A World Heritage site, this beautiful Royal Rock Temple is comprised of five separate caves and over 150 remarkable Buddha statues and paintings.

2. As we near the end of the experience bucket-list, you must add Hikkaduwa Beach, Negombo Beach and countless other beaches to your itinerary.

1. Coming in at number one as our ultimate must-do experience is taking the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. If scenic train rides sound like your cup of tea, then a visit to Sri Lanka should be top of mind for the intrepid traveller.

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SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL | KANDY: SIGIRIYA DAY TRIP | Sri Lanka Travel Vlog | Ep. 2 | illustrated by Sade

What was most exhilarating about this day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy was less about hiking a huge rock, rather it was the expedition of getting there and back like the locals do - by bus!

Join me on day 2 of 10 days of traveling throughout the country of Sri Lanka. If you're visiting Sri Lanka and searching for things to do, check out how to get from Kandy to Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple as a day trip and on a budget. Happy Solo Travels!

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Places of Interest | Kandy | Sigiriya Lion's Rock | Dambulla Cave Temple

Accommodations | Clock Inn Kandy Hostel

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So Sri lankaa ???????? (Colombo, Habarana, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, Beruwala and Galle)

Hello guys, I know it's been a really long break from editing but I am back with another travel video and this time we kicked off 2019 with a trip to Sri Lanka!

Alot of temples, sweaty treks, waterfalls and breathtaking beaches.

If you liked the video, you know the drill!

If you are travelling to Sri Lanka any time soon, down below i have given a brief description about my trip and therefore head start to plan your trip.
So we boarded from Delhi and it took us roughly 4 hours to reach Colombo. Through out this trip, we will be covering 6 major cities of Sri Lanka.

So we hired a minibus from Colombo and travelled to Habarana, which is a 3-hour drive. Habarana is famous for its elephant safari and open grasslands.

Maintain silence when inside the park as there have been incidents where the elephants charge on the jeeps due to annoyance.

We travelled a month later to the terrorist attacks, so apparently, the tourism sector went down and we got personalised services all the time. Plus point!

From Habarana, we started early for the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Sigiriya Rock. It is also considered to be the 8th wonder of the world and the view astonished me with the unique harmony between nature and human imagination. I’ll advise you to hire a local guide to know more about the systematically planned architecture. It is a must visit if you are in Sri Lanka.
The guide also told us there is a long queue for the trek during the peak season, so be well before time.

Next stop was Kandy, which is the hill capital of Sri Lanka. It is a small town situated amidst the hills. The weather was chilly so carry your fleece.
In Kandy, visit the famous temple of the ancient tooth relic, situated in the Royal Complex of the former kingdom of Kandy!
It's a Buddhist temple, so make sure you are covered entirely.

You should visit the local sweet vendors and try their authentic Lankan sweets!

Next in line is Nuwara Eliya, which is apparently is the place where Seeta Maa was held in captivatio also known Ashoka Vatika.. Nuwara Eliya is a hill station so the temperature drops significantly. Do carry warm clothes.
Make sure you visit Lake Gregory, which is the heart of the tea country hill city. It is famous for its tea plantations, so don’t forget to spill some tea, sis.
Shoutout to Indian summer for serving us the best Indian food in Lanka, situated right next to the lake in Nuwara Eliya.

On our way to Nuwara Eliya, we stopped to see the Ramboda waterfall surrounded by the tea plantations.
One can take a quick break, and enjoy the view with some good tea and snacks!

Onto my favourite city, Beruwala has the most chill vibe and one can enjoy water sports and snorkel out there!
We relaxed at the beach and spent the majority of the time in the pool!

Next day, we visited the city of Galle which was a Portuguese town. It has a beautiful aesthetic vibe to it and don’t forget to get clicked near the lighthouse.
Do visit the mama’s cafe, which is the original cafe of a very famous cafe chain in Sri Lanka.
Galle has very vintage shops, so one can buy antiques from there.

One can also visit Mirrisa, for the blue whale sightings in the Indian Ocean. But it’s risky when its raining and the sea is rough.

On our way back we stopped at Bentota for the river safari, which was sad so you can skip it. I’ll advise you to spend your time at the beach, and watch the sun go down.

The last day we planned to visit, Colombo, where one can do a day tour and visit the Odel mall for souvenirs.

Sri Lanka is a small and beautiful place to visit. Don’t forget to drink there most special coconut water.
Also be careful with the spices, because they have their meals cooked in a lot of spices.

FIRST DAY IN SRI LANKA · GALLE FACE GREEN & GETTING TO COLOMBO FROM THE AIRPORT | TRAVEL VLOG #49

We are finally in Sri Lanka, and we fell in love the moment we stepped out of the plane. On further thought, I fell in love when we flew over the Sri Lankan hill country. What a beautiful journey! Oh well, back to reality and to this video. We landed in Colombo, and after talking to a few taxi drivers we started getting a bit worried. We planned on taking the bus, but they told us it was a two hour drive to the city, and we were definitely not up for that. Fortunately for us, this wasn't our first time arriving in a new country, so I had looked everything up beforehand, and the bus journey was only supposed to take 40 minutes. We waved goodbye to the taxi drivers and went to search for the bus. It was easy enough to find and even though we had a lot of luggage, there was no problem whatsoever. We got on the bus and waited for a little while. We bought our tickets on the bus and paid 130 rupees each (about $1), and 40 minutes later we were in Colombo. Easy peasy.

We took a tuktuk from the bus station and negotiated a price before we jumped in – a few days later we found out that there are actually metered tuktuks in Sri Lanka. Had we known that at the time, we would have taken one of those and saved a little, but we managed to get a pretty good deal so that was okay. We paid 350 rupees to get to our hotel (meter would been 200-250), but at first he wanted 1500 rupees which is way way way too much. Our host told us that some of his guests had paid 2200 rupees for the 200 rupee drive. The tuktuk drivers can be a challenge, but there are so many tuktuks, so you can always just find another one (preferably a metered one so you don't have to haggle), and most of the drivers are nice (once you are done negotiating).

We only had a few hours of daylight left when we got to the apartment, so we decided to go to Galle Face Green to catch the sunset. We didn't really know what Galle Face Green was – we just knew it was by the sea, so we thought it'd be a good place to watch the sunset.

It really was, and we had such a lovely time there. Everyone has told us to avoid Colombo, but I have to say – it's not that bad. It's actually a nice place to spend a few days if you know where to go and what to see, so stay tuned for our videos from Colombo!

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Hi there! I'm Anne-Li – Danish girl, globetrotter, travel vlogger, blogger and digital nomad traveling the world with my partner in crime and long-term boyfriend Mathias. Spending a month in Budapest every summer taught us that traveling does not have to be expensive and that slow travel is the way to go – for us. We have been traveling full-time since September 2016, and we usually base ourselves in one place for at least a month or two. This way of traveling is not only budget friendly – it also means that we can take our time and really explore and enjoy the place we're in. We eat local food, shop at local markets, meet local people and enjoy experiencing different cultures – all the while seeking out the best wifi and exploring everything there is to explore. Everyday is another adventure, and we’d love for you to be part of it!

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