We booked our Safari through our hotel itself and reserved a private jeep for the two of us. The chances of spotting elephants in one park or the other keep changing according to the seasons, so make sure you ask your safari provider which National Park is the best for spotting elephants at the time you visit. Don't have an account? I am planning a 6 days trip covering Srilanka and Maldives in November. I am sure you’ll find plenty . Login. I can’t wait to get to Srilanka soon. Sri Lanka offers a more diverse mix of things to do (safaris, beaches, historical cities etc) while Andamans is more about the beaches! Or could we skip that and go straight from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya and cover Ella instead ?? This is a popular spot for sunset, so it tends to get incredibly crowded around sunset. Wanted to know how long is the hike to the rock opposite Sigiriya ? Yala National Park is gorgeous and safaris here range from $35-$180 depending on where you get them. To not do the same route you could go and discover the east coast to Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Any suggestions on places to visit while in Kandy?? This 4 hour drive will take you from the coast to the heart of wild Sri Lanka. From ₹15,999. This will be a week long trip. Sri Lanka offers a nature's retreat to travellers. You could take a paid tour to the tea factory or just wander around the estate yourself for free.There are a number of tea estates that work on this model but our favourite was Pedro Tea Estate – gorgeous views and scenic trails. Thanks so much for the detailed information. Captured the essence of Sri Lanka so well If you can manage to go to Anudharapura on a full moon night you can experience the full capacity of its magic. I wanted to know if you visited Bentota , should we go there ? The places to see there are architectural remains of rock top fortresses and ancient temples. Do you have any blog for that? If you’re celebrating a special occasion, we’d recommend booking a sunset dinner on the rocks. After experiencing intense nature, drive north to Mannar and see a different side of Sri Lanka. So many of our readers recommended Jetwing Lighthouse and we can see why. The next day drive to Anhuradhapura and see the ancient temples and giant dagoba. Regards Hey Nuwara Eliya is beautiful but very similar to tea plantations in Munnar (if you’ve been to Kerala, then we’d suggest skipping Nuwara Eliya). The island is easy to travel although getting from A to B can be time-consuming due to traffic conditions. Tweet 2. This massive project is going to cost a whopping Rs 24,000 crore. Loads of love to u guys!❤️, I’m so happy to hear you found this happy Manasi I hope your friend finds our itinerary for Sri Lanka helpful too. It’s just…. Best Seller. Additional kilometres were charged at LKR 30 per kilometre. Could you suggest any good Airbnb in Colombo? I am planning a trip to Sri Lanka during upcoming Diwali holidays with my parents. Driving to Nuwara Eliya feels like stepping back in time. Hey Savi! Could you recommend us any specific taxi driver services? Colombo – Kandy – Anhuradapura – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya – Kandy. It would be easy to spend a week or two here, but if you don’t have that long we’d suggest spending at least 3 days here. It has a bohemian and laid-back vibe perfect for long-term travellers. As for your other question – yes, why not? Don’t miss the hiking at Horton Plains to World’s End. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. After Mannar, drive further north to Jaffna, possibly the last unspoiled area in Sri Lanka. Already A Member? Is it feasible? Hey Agness so lovely to hear from you – sorry couldn’t get back to you sooner. Share 175. Could you suggest places specifically for these? In case you didn’t stop at Yala National Park, you can go on safari from Arugam Bay – Gal Oya National Park and Kumana National Park are in the vicinity. After spending the night in Anurhadapura or Habarana, drive back to Polonaruwa to visit the temples there. I hope you enjoyed my article. Fantastic post. We stayed at Jetwing Yala and what an experience it was! Would be really helpful ! But once that is done, you are all set to explore every little corner of Sri Lanka on your own. Bandaranaike International Airport/Colombo International airport is well connected to most countries. Air India, Jet Airways, and Sri Lanka Airlines all provide equally  convenient connections from India – it’s best to compare rates before booking a flight. Hi Savi, I love all of your photos, there all amazing. We are planning a road trip around Sri Lanka for 10 days in Dec. From personal experiences can we get suggestions/ references of drivers for hiring a car with a driver. My Sri Lanka itinerary 7 days includes all the top places that need to be visited during a trip to Sri Lanka. Negombo – Colombo – Anhuradapura – Wilpattu – Mannar – Jaffna. Very nice information, your blog is awosome l thanks for sharing such a nice information . We’d suggest taking the fast expressway instead of the coastal road as you will have access to plenty of coastal roads and panoramas later in this road trip. This is eco-luxury at its finest – each chalet at Jetwing Vil Uyana is surrounded by paddy fields, reeds, or a man-made lake. Lot of people have asked me to avoid Kandy and Nuwara Eliya – as the south seems to have a lot more to offer. It gets very crowded at sunset – we’d suggest going during the day or right after sunset for great light and least crowds. Sri Lanka is famous for its stock of stunning beaches and scuba diving. It’s been a crazy year so we, Gorgeous sunrise in Jaipur Our Sri Lanka road trip was made in cooperation with the Sri Lankan travel agent Connaissance de Ceylan and Theme Resorts & Spas hotel chain, but like always all opinions shared in my blog article are my own. Visit the Dambulla Cave Temples and marvel at the gorgeous carvings. Beautiful beaches, UNESCO World Heritage sites and lush national parks make Sri Lanka a fantastic destination to visit. If you intend to rent a car with a driver in Sri Lanka, then it is easy to arrange one in advance. Thanks Ridhi. Loved the super detailed post! We’d suggest opting for a beach facing cabana to take your vacation up a notch. This is available at a surcharge, but it makes for a truly  special dining experience. Most are right on the beach. You get a double entry visa valid for 30 days. If you are lucky enough to be around on Poya day you can join the worshippers that go there to celebrate the full moon. Sri Lanka Road Trip. I am keen on visiting any one of the national park and turtle hatchery. This is amazing!I could almost feel I’m already there just by reading it. The fee for this temporary license is LKR 1000 ($6). I am heading to Sri Lanka for a week. Glamping dinners under the moonlight Why choose between the sound of waves, a candle-light dinner, or a National Park when you can have all 3 at once amiright? The glamping tents are full of character and comfortably furnished with portable air conditioners, comfortable beds, and equipped bathrooms. Thank you for sharing . Drive to Ella to witness its many waterfalls or the iconic Nine Arches Bridge. Camping! On this occasion, we took a convenient direct flight (3 hours) from New Delhi as we were in India before flying to Sri Lanka. Rooms are spacious and equipped with luxurious beds, hot showers, indulgent toiletries et al. SPECIAL THANKS : United Motors Sri LankaDoing a tour around my motherland was a dream but not anymore... We ticked another bucket list item of ours. The Cultural Triangle is an area in the Northern District of Sri Lanka. We actually think it looks prettier during the day, so try going around 10 am. Picnic by Gregory Lake, a favourite with locals. Bruised Passports, conceptualised by Savi and Vid in 2013, is an award-winning mélange of impactful writing, captivating photography, and colourful fashion from around the world. Hope that helps. This is not much of a problem anyways but just an update so others could note, also to get the license validated it’s important to keep in mind we arrive in colombo on a Sunday or any other working day as the authorities office only opens from Monday to Friday. Thanks for taking out the time to update everyone – very sweet of you Hope your Sri Lanka road trip was amazing Do share photos with us! Take a tour of Udawalawe National Park, one of Sri Lanka's largest animal sanctuaries. To answer your question, the Pidurangla Hike takes about 30 minutes one way . Here are five road trips you can do in Sri Lanka. You can stay in Weligama and travel to Galle for sure. Hey Tanvi – our recommendations are above. we were planning a trip to the Andamans..now can u suggest whether visiting just shrilanka for a week will be better than Andamans? It was around 200$ for us. Thank you. What I was told was that if one has an IDL, then he/she can just scan and send across to the rental company in Sri Lanka who will use these scanned copies to obtain the local license for you and have it ready by the time you get there. Thank you. A variety of birds can also be spotted along the way. Make sure you start early as it can take anywhere between 7-8 hours. You know we love road trips and would highly recommend a visit to this island nation. My separate posts are going to show you different parts of Sri Lanka. Drive from Colombo to Galle took around 3 hours. Honestly we didn’t really spend much time in Colombo – just picked our rental car and off we went (we spent half a day just to get the temporary driving license in Colombo) – so that was our highlight in Colombo . Apartments are a great option in Sri Lanka but make sure you check for essentials such as wifi, parking, air conditioner etc before you book. Chalets are ultra-spacious and luxurious – think four poster beds, mosquito nets, expansive balconies, bath tubs, and large shower cubicles with hot and cold water. On the way, you will also spot Sri Lanka’s famous stilt fishermen. If you’d like to work up an appetite, we’d suggest hiking to Kudumbigala monastery. Very useful if someone planing to visit Srilanka. You can use this link for a $30 discount on your booking to cut costs further http://www.airbnb.co.in/c/viditt. Like what you see? With this road trip of Sri Lanka, 8 days the travellers are able to cover a lot of ground (suppose travel by private vehicle) but still miss several places such as northern Sri Lanka, the hiking trails in Ella and Kitulgala and beaches in the east coast. It’s hard to find it on Google Maps but it’s right next to Maison D’hotes and Sea Star Lodge. We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. Also, I have heard a lot about Bentota, do you recommend it? What a fantastic post you shared. We…, I think about Ubud as we ride through a silent back road that takes us through lush paddy fields. The hotel has been awarded several awards for being the best eco-luxury resort in Asia and it sure lives up to that! Spend a day at the beaches of Unawatanu – they are gorgeous to say the least. Savi and Vid are storytellers, photographers, and above all two happy souls who love travelling the world and writing about their adventures and misadventures on this website and social media. Hi guys, how much did it cost for the specialty dining (on the rocks and on the dunes )? If you’ve driven in India, you’ll be absolutely fine, no worries . It’s affordable, roads are amazing, people even better, and you’ll stumble on SO many gems along the way like this ancient rock fortress ✨ ✨ MORAL of the story? Each cabana has four poster beds, bamboo furnishings, and the most gorgeous open-air bathrooms with outdoor showers. Make sure you pack a light woollen for your time in Nuwara Eliya because you’ll need it! There are Mountains with wonderful waterfalls, Bluish Sea with eye-catching beaches, Historical Places, Cultural ancient Things, Fantastic Villages and more and more. Every year we, This is where we had to be right now but this year, Mountain air, adventure, and YOU - that’s all I, HUGE GIVEAWAY Hey guys, i am planning to visit Sri Lanka for 5N this month. Stay for a day or two in Ella and then go downhill to Gal Oya National Park. Can you suggest things to do for one day in Colombo? Thank you for the elaborate itinerary! If you travel frequently or have driven in even slightly chaotic countries, we would HIGHLY recommend planning a road trip in Sri Lanka. My friend is heading to Sri Lanka for her honeymoon and I’m definitely recommending this to her. Many thanks. Being a passenger in a vehicle can be a fairly hair-raising experience, although as the roads aren’t so great, often the speeds aren’t so great either. Detailed street map and route planner provided by Google. Keep an eye out for elephants, water buffalo, fox, leopards, and other animals from the comfort of a rugged 4x4 vehicle. If it’s not a surfing trip and you just plan to spend a couple of days at each beach, then, by all means, take a van and driver. Article didn’t mention any list of things to do in Kandy but it did recommend a stay for about 2 nights in Kandy instead of Nuwara Eliya. Arugam Bay is the ideal place for a prolonged stay if you chose the 1 month itinerary listed above. Mobile: 0094 777 593256. Great blog. Feel free to follow my Facebook page, too. Thanks for sharing all the information. After plenty of jungle exploring go uphill to Ella and visit the Horton Plains National Park to do some high … This is an incredible way to stop and drive where ever you would like, met super friendly locals who barely see tourists and maybe spot some elephants while driving. The entry to Pidurangala Rock is merely $2.50 and it’s every bit worth it. Your entire post has been really informative and helpful. Visit a tea estate. You need to exercise common sense, measure your options but ALSO be confident and take risks. Quite surely am now going to Sri Lanka. Hey, Your best bet would be to do a google search depending on the part of Sri Lanka where you’re looking for a drone photographer . In fact we would recommend booking an Airbnb or a hotel in Ella and covering Nuwara Eliya on a day trip if you are driving yourself. Go surf or take surfing lessons.This is the surfing capital of Sri Lanka and there’s no dearth of training schools here. And where did you enjoy more in SriLanka or Kerala? We love outdoor activities, adventure sports, staying with localities, workshops and similar stuff. We did a self-drive tour. The Beaches road trip could easily be the longest of all. I’ve planned a trip with friends this new year. If i have to divide my stay in two parts (don’t wanna travel much between places) what places should i consider so that i don’t miss out on the good stuff? Hike to the top of the iconic Lion Rock. It took us a couple of hours to obtain this license. After enjoying Horton Plains and lots of cool weather at high altitude, have lunch at a local kade or tea house. Jetwing Surf also has a supremely scenic pool (watch the most stunning sunrise here) and breakfast area, so make sure you set aside plenty of time to spend in the hotel complex. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel. First destination is the ancient city of Anurhadapura where you can visit the ancient Boddhi tree or the giant dagoba. From Colombo drive to Negombo and spend the night on the beach. Galle will be home for three nights and here is a list of things to do in the area with some tips, A perfectly triangular grove of palm trees with that view This morning we went to the beach for sunrise and hiked up here for a picnic , A post shared by Savi and Vid (@bruisedpassports) on Sep 10, 2018 at 9:40pm PDT. beauty “Srilanka” and you too also thanks for sharing, will apply on me also.. Could you recommend some other boutique hotels to stay at in Galle ! , Yes a road trip in Sri Lanka is amazing – the places, people, and food – all are great . Can you mention how much your trips cost? You can choose to stay in hotel rooms or glamping tents. Sri Lanka is the number one choice for the road trips. Take a road trip to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka, including Tsunami Honganji Vihara, sea turtles, Yala National Park, elephants and Royal Rock Temple. I’ll be visiting Sri Lanka after 4N stay in Maldives. We rented it for 16 days and ended up driving around 1400 kilometres, thereby paying for 120 odd extra kilometres. Hey Pratik – The two are similar but Sri Lanka has more diverse landscapes and prettier beaches . However, if you don’t have IDL, you have to personally go to DMV for this half-day process. What a great article you write up! Learn how to pluck the tea leaves and how different kinds of teas are manufactured. Colomb0 – Kalutara – Hikkaduwa – Galle – Welligama – Matara – Yala – Arugam Bay. Hey, your post is very informative and ever if anyone don’t want to visit would say yes after your post, just as I did. If you’re renting a car in Sri Lanka, then we’d definitely recommend going with a Sri Lankan company like Malkey as they understand the nuances of the country better and are more flexible when it comes to the terms and conditions dependent on the terrain. You could even witness turtle hatching by visiting a farm in Mirissa. You’ll have to queue up (will pop all details in our article so the process is seamless for you ☺️!). Amazing article. Hey guys. The hotel complex is dotted with palm trees and boasts of a long stretch of beach. Thank you, We couldn’t go to Bentota but would have loved to – we’d recommend you go there , Very well described. Hey Anushka – We stayed at Jetwing Galle and loved it. What comes to mind when you think of staying in the wilderness? It is doable but will be very rushed. We chose to stay at an AirBnB apartment in the bustling centre of Colombo since we booked at the last minute and couldn’t find a good hotel in the area we wanted. There’s only one way to describe Sri Lanka – a small island country with the largesse of an entire continent! It’s a 5-6 days in Srilanka & 3 in Maldives. The budget depends purely on where you are flying from and the kind of hotels you choose. So we grabbed a map and put together a rough plan of what we wanted to see and do and set out. In fact if you have a couple of extra days here, we’d highly recommend spending two nights in Kandy. It costs 500LKR ($3). In India it takes 3 days to process an application for a local sim card so I was wondering if it is any easier here. Sigiriya is a destination bathed in history. on March 31, 2018. And, here is a video with all our experiences on this road trip: That’s it. Also any particular hotel if you could suggest in the above two places , Yala and Galle if a little tighter on budget ? Do we need to take international driving licence(IDL) in India and then go to the DMV office or directly we can go without IDL. Sri Lanka is a great country that has countless beautiful sights. Colombo – Singaraja – Horton Plains – Gal Oya. But you will need to budget a minimum for USD100/INR 8000 per day for everything (including accommodation, meals, excursions, public transport) and upwards of USD 200/INR 15000 per day if you’re renting a car, staying in nice hotels, and exploring independently. If you’re anything like us and love your creature comforts then glamping is the answer! So glad you enjoyed it We always love hearing from you – You’ll really enjoy Sri Lanka. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK", Ella, Sri Lanka | © SJ Travel Photo and Video/Shutterstock. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is very easy. We booked a hotel for 3 nights in Nuwara Eliya, but to be honest you don’t need more than a night in the area. Thank you so much for sharing this post myself anubhav from Agra, India. During the monsoon, the climate of the country changes dramatically throughout the country. Returned as is without any question. Sri Lanka Road Trip. Business Hub Building, No. Hey Christina – we do include budgets for a lot of our trips but here we’ve mentioned how much safaris and car rentals etc cost but the overall cost depends heavily on the kind of hotels you choose and where you fly from . Your view? Me and my friend (both girls) have a 5 day trip to Sri Lanka in December end. You will be greeted with an expansive beach complimented by dramatic waves crashing against giant rocks. This cost included a limit of 80 kilometres per day. We were thinking of staying in Nuwara Eliya for a couple of day apart from a day in Kandy and 2 in Ella. Drive to Mirissa for its iconic palm forest. Sri Lanka road trip We provide personalized private tours to solo travelers, families or groups by considering your individual needs and interests during your stay in Sri Lanka. Glad our tips on Sri Lanka came in handy. I’m sure she’ll love it too! Originally posted on May 5, 2019 @ 10:39 am. I’m sure there is. La richesse faunique du Sri Lanka et la possibilité de faire des safaris avec notre fils a été une des principales raisons de notre road trip au Sri Lanka. The internet has multiple options. Your recommendation will really help . Also is it possible to stay in Weligama and travel to Galle other than staying in Galle and traveling to Weligama? Have a great road trip in Sri Lanka. From ₹15,999. Adding item to wishlist requires an account. If you have an International Driving Permit (IDP), the car rental company can get the validation done for you. If yes then why , Coz I dnt see it in your plan . Safaris are enthralling and you can expect to spot everything from leopards and elephants to wild boars and spotted deer. Get around by bus, train, tuk-tuk, motorbike, taxi, or Uber. You could take a pitstop in Kandy on your drive from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya. On the way to Nuwara Eliya, stop in the tea plantations and visit a tea factory. We’re going to be in Sri Lanka only for a day as a Layover from Maldives. In case you need a break from driving your car, you could rent a bike or colourful tuk tuk to explore the area, Visit Pottuvil Point or Elephant Rock for amazing views, Visit an ancient monastery – you could drive to Muhudu Maha Vihaqraya, Magul Maha Viharaya, or Sastrawela monastery. Take the alternative route suggested by Google Maps and park your car and hike up! Hi! Happy to hear that Sri Lanka is a dream, especially if you’re driving . Save To Wish List. Hey Madhura – if you have 3 days, I’d suggest following itinerary number 1 listed in this article . A 7-days Sri Lanka road trip (Sri Lanka splendour) will allow you to experience most places highlighted above. I’ll take this as a reference. But despite this extra effort, we would definitely recommend renting a car to explore Sri Lanka on your own. A road trip to Sri Lanka would be incomplete without going on a safari! The article is meticulously curated! Thanks for reading! It’s affordable, roads are good, people even better, and you’ll stumble on SO many gems along the way like this ancient rock fortress. Yes Bentota is nice, you should visit As for suggestions, well everything we have to suggest for Sri Lanka is already in this article , Hi! We did not face any problems in terms of traffic or safety. Start in Colombo and drive to Nuwara Eliya, going from tropical heat to sweatshirt weather in the span of four hours. Colombo – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Ella- Kandy. Hey all details are on our website – both for Sri Lanka and Maldives Please search! We have a tour operator company by the name of Padma Holidays. We’d suggest spending some time in Galle and Yala National Park. Read here the best 3 day and 2 week Sri Lanka itineraries. You could also rent an apartment on AirBnB here http://www.airbnb.co.in/c/viditt. We didn’t know this and booked our flights for a Saturday so will have to either wait till Monday in colombo or get a IDL first from Delhi and pay 4000 LKR to get that validated without being present. Shoot a memorable photograph at the insta-famous Unawatuna swing. Exploring the southern coastline of Emerald Island is the most exciting road trip. Day 1 - Drive from Colombo to Kandy (via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Abandoned Elephants. In the one week Sri Lanka itinerary, Colombo would occupy only one day. The first road trip on our list is one all about mountains. Connect with Sri Lanka in insightful ways through our Special interest itineraries, or browse through the rest of our innovative Sri Lanka itineraries ... Epic Adventures and Road Trips; ... Map out your perfect trip around Sri Lanka using our interactive travel planner and … Your email address will not be published. Spend a day exploring Galle’s historical centre – especially Galle Fort, Dutch Reformed Church, and its iconic lighthouse. After the National Parks road trip you can drive down to Arugam Bay and do the beaches road trip in reverse back to Colombo. Drive to the quaint Weligama Fishing Village, where you will spot colorful fishing boats. Just wanted to confirm. If you haven’t rented a car, you could also take the extremely scenic train ride from Ella to Kandy. Guides & Tips 9 Sri Lankan Laws Foreigners Should Know About There are few laws in Sri Lanka pertaining to foreigners, but some will impact your relationship with the locals if you stay long enough. If I had to pick my favourite hotel from our trip to Sri Lanka, it would have to be Jetwing Vil Uyana. It’s relatively straightforward. I loved it. Whether you're planning to visit Colombo, Galle, Kandy or anywhere else, this guide will help you with the best hotels in Sri Lanka, the cheapest Sri Lanka tours and packages, places to visit in Sri Lanka and more. Phone: 0094 11 730 43 22. Switch to a Google Earth view for the detailed virtual globe … The most cost effective option is to book a fixed price cab that costs 3000 LKR ($18) from a stall such as Cassons or Airport Taxi. Whatever accommodation you choose, breakfast is served at a scenic restaurant close to the reception. The drive from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya is a long one. Upon getting to the airport, you will be hounded by several taxi drivers and taxi companies. Your arrival at Colombo marks the beginning of a series of experiences that you are likely to cherish for a very long time to come. This road trip takes you to three completely different ones. This road trip looks really great and you captured awesome views. You can also spend a day exploring the major highlights of Colombo such as visiting the Beira Lake, National Museum, exploring the historical streets of Pettah (don’t miss the gorgeous Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosuqe) or eating at the Ministry Of Crab! Sri Lanka offers Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA)  – you can apply on the ETA website and you’ll receive the visa approval letter via email usually within 24 hours. After Kandy, you can do the Cultural Triangle road trip or return to Colombo. Pour autant, lors de votre voyage, il faudra être attentif car le respect des animaux n’est pas toujours au rendez-vous. 596 Shares. Great article . Most of the roads are in good condition and it’s not a big country so you can get around all … I enjoy reading your posts but can I make a small request? Not sure about any other hotel in Galle. Such a amazing article. It has so much for offer . More on Our Sri Lanka Road Trip. It all depends on how much time you want to spend at each beach. Thank you in advance. Why did you not mention about Raavan’s palace in the post? Spend the afternoon at the beaches in Mirissa. The fee for SAARC residents is USD 20 and for other residents is USD 35. Hey Prachi – as mentioned above, we would recommend Ella to stay. I loved reading your itinerary as Sri Lanka is up on my list now. Just rent a hotel close to the airport and go explore the city for a bit . Pin 419. We booked our Safari through our hotel itself and reserved a private jeep for the two of us. By Road: The Central bus stand in Colombo serves as a connectivity hub, providing, both private and public buses for intercity travel. It seems a wonderful place….gonna plan this soon. A Sri Lanka road trip is a feast for the eyes, with roads that sweep past waterfalls, tea plantations and ancient temples. As we have mentioned we rented a car so not sure about Taxi services – perhaps you could get in touch with Malkey (the car rental company) and ask them if they also arrange cars with drivers? This was the only place we felt we went wrong with the duration of stay! In Sri Lanka weather remains ho all over the year. Do you guys have any recommendations for restaurants in Colombo, Galle, Unawantuna, Mirissa and Yala? We’ve tried to include everything you need to plan an incredible road trip in Sri Lanka below. Yala National Park is gorgeous and safaris here range from $35-$180 depending on where you get them. The blend of Buddhist culture and the exotic beaches in the island make it a perfect destination for anyone. Best Seller. Wanted to check, if we rent a car for week, do we have to give security deposit. Required fields are marked *. Hey! All the beaches on the route have hotels, from small hotels to large resorts. 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