Hi, im planning to go to Sri Lanka with my GF in february, staying arround 20days. After reading many posts i have bit mess in my head now, therefore could you recommend me where to go and to see some nice places ?
1)I would like to get to the Sigiriya area after landing in Colombo, to walk up to that famous rock, see some nice parks, orchid gardens if possible,
2)then move to the south to Nuwara Elya, where i've read are nice Tea fields, water falls, etc...
3)From there i would like to get somewhere south, to beach area, most probably start with Mirissa beach for couple of days, since i read it is a nice area, and move slowly with stops on other beaches back to Colombo for a take off. Is it also possible to see some sea turtles somewhere on my way, even on those beaches ?
I have no idea how to get to any of those places. Only know that there is train going from Galle to Colombo :)
After landing in Colombo how to get to some place close to Sigiriya / parks / elephants. Heard about renting driver to get there. Later,from there,maybe get on the train to get to Nuwara Elya - have no idea if there is such a possibility, or to rent driver again. I am little bit confused with the connection between the hills (Nuwara Elya = tea fields, water falls) area with Mirissa.
sorry for such a long message, appreciate any comments