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A Solo Guide for Travelling Around Sri Lanka on a Budget

A Solo Guide for Travelling Around Sri Lanka on a Budget

Sri Lanka is an ideal holiday destination for travellers on a budget, especially if you decide to fully immerse yourself in its culture. A solo sojourn to the country...

Bawa’s Sri Lanka: An Architectural Tour

Bawa’s Sri Lanka: An Architectural Tour

Geoffrey Bawa, the pioneer of Tropical Modernism, had a vision which greatly influenced architectural styles in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world...

Hidden Treasures of Colombo Fort

Hidden Treasures of Colombo Fort

Amidst the heat, the hustle and the bustle of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital city Colombo, you will suddenly feel a gentle breeze, smell the salty ocean air...

24 Hours in Colombo – the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka

24 Hours in Colombo – the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka

Travelling on your own can be both intimidating and exhilarating, especially if you are surrounded by a completely unfamiliar environment and culture...

Four Sri Lankan Festivals That You Should Experience

Four Sri Lankan Festivals That You Should Experience

Festivals in Sri Lanka are a spectacle; the streets are bursting at the seams with a kaleidoscope of colour, sound, taste and smell. The regular hustle and bustle...

Four Religions & Four Places of Worship: A Day Tour of Colombo

Four Religions & Four Places of Worship: A Day Tour of Colombo

Everyone in Colombo is always on the go. The streets of the bustling city are bursting at the seams with action; tuk-tuks whiz by frantically trying to...

Culinary Tour Of Sri Lanka – 6 Things You Must Try

Culinary Tour Of Sri Lanka – 6 Things You Must Try

Sri Lanka is a mishmash of colours, sounds, and tastes and nowhere is this more apparent than in the local cuisine. Although the island is home...

Eat, Pray, Love In Sri Lanka

Eat, Pray, Love In Sri Lanka

Eat, Pray, Love has become a sort of cult philosophy after Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel (and later the movie with Julia Roberts) with the same title. The main...

Travelling Solo? A Girl’s Guide to Travelling in Sri Lanka

Travelling Solo? A Girl’s Guide to Travelling in Sri Lanka

It’s definitely no secret that Sri Lanka is a backpacker’s paradise. The island’s small size along with its wide variety of activities on offer makes...

The Best Way To Travel Around Sri Lanka With Kids

The Best Way To Travel Around Sri Lanka With Kids

One of the main characteristics in the long list of things that makes Sri Lanka so amazing is that in spite of its small size, each region is...

Best Souvenirs To Buy From Sri Lanka

Best Souvenirs To Buy From Sri Lanka

Besides being extremely beautiful, Sri Lanka is full of life, sound, colours, traditions and delicious food. After your travels here, you’ll...

5 Insta-Worthy Lighthouses To Add To Your Travel List In Sri Lanka

5 Insta-Worthy Lighthouses To Add To Your Travel List In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has always been an important maritime stop due to its central location and its role in the Silk Route, as a result, the country was colonised...

Beira Lake

Beira Lake

Beira Lake is a well-known landmark within Colombo, situated in the heart of the capital and providing much-needed respite to the city’s residents from the...

Nelum Pokuna

Nelum Pokuna

The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre (known simply as the Nelum Pokuna to most locals), is a major performing arts centre in the heart of the city...

Khan Clocktower

Khan Clocktower

The Khan Clock Tower is one of three ancient clock towers in Colombo. The inscription at the base of the four-storey tower in Pettah tells a story of two sons...

Independence Memorial Hall

Independence Memorial Hall

On the 4th of February 1948, in Torrington Square, Sri Lanka’s first elected parliament - that was independent of British rule - was officially opened in a...

Old Galle Buck Lighthouse

Old Galle Buck Lighthouse

A little further on from the well-known Galle Face Green lies the Old Galle Buck Lighthouse, situated in the centre of the rapidly developing zone of the Colombo...

Old & New Kathiresan Temple

Old & New Kathiresan Temple

Hidden within the crowded streets of Colombo, the Old & New Kathiresan Temples stand dedicated to Skanda, the Hindu God of War, also known as Lord...

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green is a ribbon of land that stretches for half a kilometre along the coast of the Indian Ocean in central Colombo, measuring up to an area of five...

Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple

In the heart of Colombo, situated near the shore of Beira Lake, the Gangaramaya Temple is one of the oldest and most cultural significant temples of the city...

Red Mosque

Red Mosque

In the heart of the busy streets of Pettah, rising proudly out of the bustling crowds of Colombo, the red and white structure of the Jami-ul-Alfar Mosque...

Seema Malakaya Meditation Centre

Seema Malakaya Meditation Centre

In the middle of the constant hustle and flow of Colombo, the Seema Malakaya is everything that is peaceful and serene. Floating to the east of South Beira Lake...

Geoffrey Bawa House

Geoffrey Bawa House

Geoffrey Bawa was a Sri Lankan architect that lived between 1919 and 2003, and one of the most influential architects in the region at the time. His works include...

Old Dutch Hospital

Old Dutch Hospital

The Old Dutch Hospital is one of the oldest buildings in the Colombo Fort area, having been built somewhere in the late 17th century by the Dutch...

Colombo Lotus Tower

Colombo Lotus Tower

Rising out of the shores of Beira Lake in Colombo, the Lotus Tower is a landmark skyscraper that currently holds the titles for the tallest self-supported structure...

Colombo National Museum

Colombo National Museum

In the heart of Colombo, a mere stone’s throw away from the beautifully manicured lawns of Viharamahadevi Park, lies the Colombo National Museum...

Food Adventures in Sri Lanka

Food Adventures in Sri Lanka

The best part about travelling to any country, has to be the exotic variety of food to try out – at least for foodies it might be! Sri Lanka’s local food caters...

Local Snacks your Kids will Love in Sri Lanka

Local Snacks your Kids will Love in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, you will find many unusual snacks, ranging from sweet yet spicy sesame rolls (thalaguli) to crunchy peanut brittle (pani kaju)...

Spotting urban wildlife with your family in Colombo

Spotting urban wildlife with your family in Colombo

Exploring the wild flora and fauna in different countries is a great way to both learn about and appreciate the beauty of nature with your loved ones...

Child-friendly Beaches

Child-friendly Beaches

Beaches are fun places to be with your family. They’re great for some rest and relaxation, swimming and tanning. Unfortunately, many in Sri Lanka are quite...

Fun Things to do with your Kids

Fun Things to do with your Kids

Family vacations should have something great for everyone, and that, of course, includes children! If you’re wondering about what Sri Lanka has to offer that...

Colombo Experiences with the Family

Colombo Experiences with the Family

There are many remote locations worth exploring in Sri Lanka, from the Balangoda caves to secret beaches along the southern coast. But sometimes, you just...

Things to do on a Rainy Day with your kids

Things to do on a Rainy Day with your kids

As it is a tropical country, unexpected showers are unavoidable. There is no such thing as an ironclad plan out in the sun when in Sri Lanka. Despite...

Best Places for Wining and Dining with your Partner

Best Places for Wining and Dining with your Partner

Is food actually the language of love? We think so! Food has transcended the realm of necessity; it has become art through which you could...

Romantic Strolls Around The Island

Romantic Strolls Around The Island

Sometimes a nice, relaxing walk along a scenic route is exactly what you need to invigorate the romantic in you. There are beautiful places...

Best Ideas For A Date Night In Sri Lanka

Best Ideas For A Date Night In Sri Lanka

There are many ways to celebrate your love in an island like Sri Lanka, from romantic escapades over its waters to idyllic hilltops. Sri Lanka’s artistic...

5 Unique Ideas for a Proposal in Sri Lanka

5 Unique Ideas for a Proposal in Sri Lanka

Do you hear the chime of wedding bells in the near future? Is it time to pop the BIG question to your significant other? Before you drop down on one knee...

5 Romantic Things to do in Colombo

5 Romantic Things to do in Colombo

Colombo is one of Sri Lanka’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities. It may not be the world’s ‘City of Love’, but there’s no shortage of romantic...

Best Places For Solo Bird Watching

Best Places For Solo Bird Watching

Tropical birds are part of what makes an island paradise like Sri Lanka glorious, with their colourful feathers and various designs. Sri Lanka is a hotspot for such...

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Religious Places of Worship

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Religious Places of Worship

Sri Lanka is home to many different groups of people, and amongst them, there are four main religions being practiced. Every custom and religion in Sri Lanka...

Exotic Street Food to try in Colombo During Your Solo Adventure

Exotic Street Food to try in Colombo During Your Solo Adventure

The great thing about Sri Lankan food is that it’s so diverse. All the various influences from its multi-ethnic population intertwine as they create a unique cuisine...

Museums In Sri Lanka You Must Visit With Your Friends

Museums In Sri Lanka You Must Visit With Your Friends

One of the best things about exploring a foreign country with your friends is that you get to explore a whole other culture together. Sri Lanka welcomes...

7 Foods to Try on a Night Out

7 Foods to Try on a Night Out

Are you planning a night out in Colombo with your friends? What awaits you is an escapade for the ages. There’s a lot to see and do in Colombo, especially on...

6 Rooftop Bars In Colombo You Should Be Drinking At This Year

6 Rooftop Bars In Colombo You Should Be Drinking At This Year

Rooftop bars are iconic, there’s no denying this. They take a fun night and make it better. There are few things that could trump a night out with your friends...

7 Authentically Lankan Experiences

7 Authentically Lankan Experiences

Every country can safely call its own a plethora of ‘local experiences’—activities that are so unique to the country that most foreigners aren’t even aware...