Sri Lanka is a complete abode to biking with kids. There’s so abundant to see and do for kids that one needs at atomic a ages to adore it. With 8 canicule in hand, we apparent the places on the map of Sri Lanka that can be visited with a kid in tow and off we went.
Here’s our ultimate 8 Canicule best of Sri Lanka beat for you!
Colombo – Kandy/Sigiriya/Dambulla – Nuwara Eliya/Horton Plains/Udawalawe National Esplanade – Galle (en avenue Mirissa) – Negombo (en avenue Bentota)
Day 1: Delhi to Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines) / Colombo to Kandy (Pinnawala Albatross Orphanage en route) / Analyze Kandy / Overnight at Kandy
We absitively to skip Colombo and arch beeline to the Angelic city-limits of Kandy. Squeezing in Pinnawala Albatross Orphanage on our way to Kandy served as a much-needed breach from the journey. Mini-me couldn’t authority her excitement. It’s admirable how kids don’t get apathetic accomplishing or seeing the aforementioned affair afresh and afresh rather they adore it analogously every time. Adequate the adequation is altered to accouchement I guess. Having apparent elephants in the beastly and agrarian in National Parks in India, I and bedmate were not absolutely absorbed in Pinnawala. However, we were absolutely absorbed in absorption the beatitude and action of our babe while agriculture a babyish elephant. Pinnawala is a admirable attributes bottle area kids can accept fun while spending time with one of the a lot of behemothic and able yet afraid creatures.
Kandy looked admirable and serene, decrepit in rain. Our disciplinarian chock-full the car for us to adore the bird’s eye appearance of Kandy from Arthur’s bench (Kandy viewpoint) afore bottomward us at the hotel. We spent some admirable time breath in the anesthetic angle from our allowance balustrade while sipping tea (One of my admired allotment of travel) while mini-me clicked hundreds of pictures agilely (One of her admired allotment of travel.)
Our atramentous was adorned with a amazing achievement at Kandy Sri Lankan Cultural Show. It’s abounding of activity and blush extravaganza. Performers with their active performances, active apparels, acute ballad tales, abiding twirling, whirling, and amphitheater admirable afterpiece act accomplish you skip a blink. The kids and adults appropriately adore this adroit spectacle.
We concluded our day with a appointment to the Tooth Antique Temple. Atramentous commemoration at the temple is absolutely account witnessing. Admitting we couldn’t see the Buddha’s angelic tooth antique as it’s housed in a adorning gold anatomy but the all-embracing acquaintance was beautiful. Walking on the streets of Kandy was the highlight of our aboriginal day in Sri Lanka. Despite all the hustle and bustle, Kandy bent my absorption because of its tasteful classical Kandyan and colonial appearance buildings. Busy and active markets are account a stroll. Mini-me was in adulation with tuk-tuks that it became our adopted approach of busline in Sri Lanka.
Day 2: Kandy to Sigiriya/Dambulla / Overnight at Kandy
If you ambition to do Dambulla and Sigiriya in a day, you got to deathwatch up appealing early. We started for Dambulla at 5 in the morning. But you wouldn’t affliction accepting up crazy aboriginal already you accept visited Dambulla cavern temple and Sigiriya Lion Rock. The backpack isn’t as difficult as we anticipation it would be. A beheld amusement awaits as one alcove the summit. Eyes get abashed whether to adore the charcoal or to yield amusement in the beauteous surrounding views.
Day 3: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya / Overnight at Nuwara Eliya
Enough has been accounting about the amazing alternation adventure from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and I’d adulation to biking by alternation but somehow I adopt alley trips because they accord a abandon to abeyance wherever and whenever you ambition to; blow and appetite the amazing vistas; bang pictures as and if you ambition and accord a adventitious to affix and apperceive the bounded side. It’s just a amount of preferences.
The alley adventure from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya angry out to be one of the a lot of affecting alley trips I’ve anytime experienced. With every turn, abracadabra unfolds. I inhaled the beginning air and savored the adorable vistas of the bewitched acropolis country ambagious alongside rolling hills blanketed by vividly atramentous flowers biting the altered blush bassinet and abundant tea plantations, abundant waterfalls, and streams. Drinking in the appealing countryside makes you thirsty, appetite for more.
We had cafeteria at a restaurant in Ramboda Avalanche Hotel. It was absolutely a cafeteria with a view. Eating accurate Sri Lankan cuisine while chugging in the admirable angle of Ramboda avalanche that accept atramentous mountains in the accomplishments belted by comfortable tea gardens. Isn’t it inviting? Complete soulful and tummyful experience.
There are abounding tea factories on the way to Nuwara Eliya and in Nuwara Eliya. You can appointment any one of them to see the complete tea assembly action from plucking to bane to drying. The bout of the tea branch advance by a adroit babe agents is a acquirements acquaintance for kids. Mini-me was afraid to apperceive that six to seven types of tea like blooming tea, atramentous tea, white tea and abounding added can be acquired from the aforementioned tea bulb just by alteration the aggregate of altered leaves of the aforementioned plant. At the end of the tour, they accomplish you aftertaste all the varieties of tea so you can buy the one you admired the most. My acquaintance says that the amount of tea at the branch is almost college than it’s at alfresco shops. So, just acquaintance the tea authoritative action and buy it from outside.
It was amazing to yield an atramentous airing on the streets of Nuwara Eliya. Meandering through Victoria Park, Golf club and airing abroad surrounding Gregory lake; it was time for dinner. Araliya Blooming City-limits aliment cloister was a complete best to banquet while alert to the reside band.
Day 4: Nuwara Eliya to Horton Plains / Overnight at Nuwara Eliya
Exactly at 5 a.m., we started 1-hour adventure to Horton Plains. It’s bigger to ability afore 6 in the morning and alpha the backpack as anon as it opens because it gets appealing awash abnormally on weekends and aswell gets bleary and bleared mostly afterwards 10. It takes about 3-4 hours to World’s End and aback and is absolutely an simple hike. We stood on the bluff staring down the basin in arduous admiration aloft extensive the World’s End. Deep abyss showcases little villages with admirable tea acreage area and they say you can see the south bank on a bright day. That’s rare, though. It was an alarming experience. If time permits, you can adore the best hikes to Mt Kirigalpoththa and Mt Thotupola.
On our way aback to Nuwara Eliya, our disciplinarian appropriate visiting Moon Plains which is few km from Nuwara Eliya because we still had a bisected day to go. Admitting apprehensive, we asked him to yield us to the Moon Plains. As anon as we accomplished Potato berry acreage which is the alpha of the Moon Plains, our apprehensions broiled abroad in the mist. The ride forth the angle and axis paths became alluring as the amazing terrains abundant afore us. Appearance from the Second World’s End was seductive. Yes! Mountains crumbling into the distance, forests covered in the dancing mist, complete calmness baffled by the complete of birds every now and then, and the angle that accord new analogue to the adorableness sum up Moon Plains. One can see the colossal mountains of Sri Lanka viz. Pidurutalaga (tallest), Single Tree Mountain, Kikiliyamana Mountain, Great Western Mountain, Konical Acropolis Mountain, Kirigalpoththa Mountain, Thotupola Mountain, Hakgala Mountain and Namunukula Mountain from the Bomuruella Plains. One word. Spellbinding.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe National Esplanade / Overnight at Udawalwe Resort
We adopt accepting up as aboriginal as accessible if we travel. It’s consistently simple and hassle-free to ability and get access at above attractions which are contrarily awash at aiguille hours. As always, afterward our strategy, we started for Udawalwe National Esplanade at 4 in the morning and accomplished there at 8 a.m. The best time to appointment Udawalwe for carnival is at aurora (gate opens at 6 a.m.) if you can attestant the anesthetic aurora too. We absent that, however, the esplanade was almost beneath awash and mini-me reveled in the 4-hour carnival with an accomplished adviser abiding by our resort at Udawalwe. We saw a assemblage of elephants with a admirable few months old babyish elephant, crocodiles, baptize buffalos, adviser lizards, spotted deer, monkeys, and altered breed of birds. Spotting the admirable active toucan was the highlight of safari. We concluded our day with a admirable dusk at Udawalwe which done abroad my affliction of missing the sunrise.
Day 6: Udawalawe to Galle (en avenue Mirrisa) / Overnight at Galle
Finally, it was a bank time, the capital acumen humans appointment Sri Lanka for. We were off to Galle with a much-recommended arrest at the bank town, Mirissa. It took us a little added than 3 hours to ability Mirissa. Mirissa bank lived up to our expectations. A appealing and quiet bank with above aura. My little babe was a bit aghast as we couldn’t’ do bang watching bout because of the bad weather. I was sad too because she was absolutely aflame just cerebration about accepting a glimpse of affable dolphins in the ocean and I assumption it’s the best affair kids can adore in Sri Lanka. We promised to accompany her aback to Sri Lanka during bang watching season.
Day 7: Analyze Galle / Overnight at Galle
Galle is a abstracted little Dutch colonial town. The admirable mix of colors and architectonics bedazzled us. We explored the admirable boondocks on bottom but our eyes and anxiety never acquainted tired. The admirable white lighthouse, active streets with active shades of flowers, camp shapes of windows and doors and old Dutch Galle Fort which is the above allure in Galle accomplish it a complete abode to be. I’d acclaim befitting Galle as a abject for the a lot of allotment of Sri Lanka trip. We spent our atramentous at Unawatuna bank watching the sun set in the ocean abrogation abaft the complete shades to blush our moments at Galle.
Day 8: Galle to Bandaranaike Airport (en avenue Bentota/ Negambo) / Midnight flight to Delhi
It was our endure day and we capital to accomplish the a lot of of it. Our flight was at midnight, so we had abundant time in hand. The sole acumen to allow in the Madu Ganga River Carnival in Balapitiya was to see the point area the river meets the ocean but the cruise came as a abruptness with its aggregation experiences. Stopping by at the old Kothduwa temple central the river, authoritative way through amazing Mangroves, tasting the accurate biscuit tea at Biscuit Island, adequate angle analysis and witnessing the river catastrophe into the ocean; Madu River has a lot to offer.
We visited Turtle Birthplace with arduous action but larboard aboriginal dejected. I had absurd turtles toddling off down the bank and It seemed like a absolute beheld amusement to attestant these admirable creatures in their accustomed habitat. But as we absolved into the hatchery, I sensed that it’s not what we imagined. It was shuddering and abominable to see dozens of turtles of altered sizes and ages squashed into the little ponds with bedraggled evil-smelling water. “When would you absolution these turtles into the ocean?” I asked. ” Some afterwards few canicule and some afterwards few months, it depends.” adviser answered. Mini-me denied captivation the babyish turtle in her hands. Harassing them just for the account of a account isn’t a appropriate affair to do, a babe of her age could aswell understand. What’s amiss with us then? The accomplished affair seemed like a exploited activity rather than the attention project. They actually ache tiny animals for their own interest. I would never anytime acclaim anyone to appointment Turtle Hatcheries in Sri Lanka. Animals are bigger off in the agrarian like we are consistently blessed in our homes. Let them be. Please.
We chock-full by at altered beaches (Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Mount Lavinia, and Negombo) during our adventure from Galle to Bandaranaike All-embracing airport. There’s annihilation like too abundant of bank right! Negombo is a beautifully complete abode while you delay for your flight aback home because of its adjacency to the all-embracing airport (20 mins journey)
Before you leave, don’t overlook to allow yourself in arcade amusement because Sri Lanka has a lot to action in agreement of bounded and acceptable handicrafts. I too brought aback a section of Sri Lanka in anatomy of amazing keepsakes.
Sri Lanka, we’ll be aback anon to adore the places we missed!
Sri Lanka has all the elements that accomplish it an A-okay destination for kids. Hope our 8 canicule beat helps you adore and analyze Sri Lanka bigger with kids.
Are you tempted abundant to add Sri Lanka to your brazier list? What would you change in our beat if you’ve already been to Sri Lanka?