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
My Guide for Sri Lanka: http://www.back-packer.org/things-to-do-sri-lanka/
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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
– Temple of the Tooth
– train from Kandy to Ella
– Nuwara Eliya & tea factories
– 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.
— my travel equipment —
packing list http://www.back-packer.org/patagonia-packing-list-trekking/
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The whole trip was executed over the course of altogether 3 weeks. The Tropical Escape is a video series which sums up 2 trips to the region – one in 2014 (Sri Lanka) and the latest in 2016 (East Coast of Sri Lanka & The Maldives).
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