My wife and I would like to travel to Sri Lanka this December. My wife is an architect and a visit to works of Geoffrey Bawa is big on our itinerary. Below is our schedule.
Our Srilanka Itinerary is as follows
Arrive in Colombo at 5am on 20th December
Head towards Anuradhapura ( should we drive or go by train ? Please advise . If drive , can we self drive ? )
Finish Anuradhapura and night halt at Dambulla
Stay at Amaya / thilanka Resort and Spa ( which is better ? )
Heritance Kandalama visit to see Bawa's architecture. Probably dinner at Heritance Kandalama.
Night halt at Dambulla
Stay at Amaya /Thilanka Resort and Spa
Head towards kandy.
See Dambulla caves.
En route see Pollunuwara elephant orphanage
Night halt at Kandy.
( here we are thinking of kandy cottage )
Temple of tooth
Shopping / relaxed day
Night halt at kandy
Kandy to Bentota ( drive or train )
~ Avani Bentota
~ Bentota beach hotel
~ villa bentota
~ Club Villa
- Night stay at Riverside Inn Fuji Bentota
Day trip from Bentota to Galle
Stop at Lighthouse Ahungalle enroute
A S H de Silva house in Galle
Last house by architect Geoffrey Bawa at Tangalle is 1.5 hours from Galle. Do it the same day? Add one more day?
~ Brief Garden
~ Turtle hatchery project
Chill day by the beach , any suggestions for which beach ?
Bentota to Colombo
~ Blue Water at Waduwwa (30 minutes from Bentota)
~ de Soysa House
~ Jayakoddy house
~ Bawa office and house
-flight back in the evening
Doss this schedule look too hectic . Would we need a driver during the Bentota to Galle leg ?