From 1 till the 17th of July I will go on vacation to Sri Lanka with my girlfriend. I’m looking forward to it, but I expect some troubles with the transport. I read that most people don’t advise to rent a car and drive by yourself, am I right?
I planned my roundtrip as follow:
After arriving in Sri Lanka one night in Colombo or Negombo. What do you advise (I read that most people advise Negombo)?
Therafter the following sequence: Colombo/Negombo--->Anaradaphura;
Anaradaphura--->Polonnaruwa; Polonnaruwa-->Sigirya; Sigiriya--->Kandy (including Elephant orphanage); Kandy--->Nuwara Eliya; Nuwara Eliya--->Yala NP, and than going back to Colombo.
Do you advice this trip, or are there other/more interesting places to visit? I’m thinking of visiting a 2nd national park.
My main concern is how to reach these locations (and especially the cultural triangle). Off course I did some research as well, but you might have some advice of how to reach these places? Maybe a good combination of trains/busses and caps or cars with private chauffeur? It should not be too costly, but on the other hand I don’t prefer an average trip of 8 hours per day.
I want to do this trip in around 10-12 days. The last 3 days are for relaxation ;)
Hoping to hear from you!