Haputale – the authentic feel of the Up Country

Haputale is a small, sleepy town in the Up Country, located at 1431 meters a.s.l. Inexplicably, it doesn’t draw many tourists, despite stunning, panoramic views and vicinity of the Lipton’s … Continue reading Haputale – the authentic feel of the Up Country

Ella – Kandy: probably the most beautiful train journey in the world

One activity you simply cannot miss when you’re in Sri Lankan Tea Country is a train journey. The full route from Ella to Kandy takes 9 hours but the most … Continue reading Ella – Kandy: probably the most beautiful train journey in the world

South coast, beach by beach: Mirissa -whales, turtles and paradise beaches

Mirissa, located almost at the tip of Sri Lanka, is a prime world location for spotting blue whales. Apart from that, Mirissa has a few really pretty beaches, some of … Continue reading South coast, beach by beach: Mirissa -whales, turtles and paradise beaches

Balapitiya and Ambalangoda – south coast beaches off the beaten track

Unlike other towns along south-east coast of Sri Lanka, such as Bentota or Hikadduwa, Ambalangoda and the neighbouring Balapitiya aren’t very touristic places. There are just a couple of smaller … Continue reading Balapitiya and Ambalangoda – south coast beaches off the beaten track