With high expectations and need for a holiday my friend and I flew to this pearl in the Indian Ocean. We saw just about everything: ancient capitals like Kandy and Polonnaruwa, long white beaches, beautiful scenery during the train ride through the tea plantations to Nuwara Eliya and plenty of elephants at Minneriya National Park. I’ll remember forever our nightly climb to the top of Adam’s Peak, following the many pilgrims on our way up, awaiting sunrise. It was litteraly a highlight!
- Get to the top of the Sigiriya Rock. There are many stairs to climb but the view from the top is extraordinary.
- Rent a bike at Polonnaruwa and explore the ruins of the old capital; a wonderful mix of fun and culture.