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A backpacker’s guide around Sri Lanka: 2 weeks itinerary

Sri Lanka is a great country that has countless beautiful sights. Two weeks is an ideal length for a Sri Lanka route. 

Sri Lanka is a quite small country/ island where the distances between the sights are relatively short, making it an easy country to travel in, although getting from point A to B can be time-consuming due to traffic.

Sri Lanka it’s about nature, cultural sights, kind people, sea!

The island is rich in history and culture, there are many Buddhist temples, relics (Buddha’s tooth in the Temple in Kandy)

Let’s talk about prices. 14 days/per 2 – $ 1700.

Flight – $1000.
Accommodation – $200 (lowest price per night was $10, highest $30).
Snorkeling, whales watching – $ 38-40 per person.
Motorbike, taxi, souvenirs, national parks, cafe etc

Things to pack:

  • Sun Protection Cream with SPF
  • Power plug adapter (Sri Lanka uses socket type D)
  • rain-cover
  • Mosquito and fly killer device
  • headphones . Each bus has huge speakers, lights, Buddha / Shiva iconostasis (depending on the religion of the driver). In general, their local pop is not tense, but sometimes instead of pop there is some kind of Indian music that carries the brain.

Some Sri Lanka Facts

  • Money: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Population: 22.9 million inhabitants (2020)
  • Languages: Sinhala and Tamil
  • Religion: mainly Buddhists (70%), Hindus (12%), Muslims (9%) Catholics (6%)
  • The largest city of Sri Lanka is Colombo with about 600,000 inhabitants. Colombo is the main business hub of the country.
  • Sri Lanka’s highest mountain peak is the Piduruthalagala with 2,524 m
  • The Kandy to Ella train journey is often named among the most scenic train rides in the world.

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