This is our itinerary for three weeks in Sri Lanka. We went to Sri Lanka over Christmas and New year 2016-2017. We hired a car with driver, and from Colombo we went to Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Yala National Park, Tangalle, Unawatuna and Galle. We visited Kaudulla and Hortons Plains National Parks.
Sri Lanka is small in area but incredibly varied in landscapes, climate, culture and wildlife. The cultural triangle around Sigiriya is rich in history and ruins of past kingdoms before the colonisation. The tea plantations around Kandy are in a landscape of green rolling hills and cooler temperatures than on the coast, and it was good to relax for some day at an ecological tea estate. In Kaudulla national park we saw large herds of elephants, and in Yala national park we were lucky enough to see a leopard. The cloud forest and Worlds end in Hortons plain national park was unlike everything else and very beautiful. The coast of Tangalle was a relaxed and family friendly way to experience the beautiful Indian Ocean.
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Where we went and where we stayed. It is an itinerary for three weeks in Sri Lanka at a slow pace with children.