Airport – Benthota
It has a long broad sandy beach, at its best during the October to April holiday season, with safe swimming – although red warning flags fly when currents are too strong. There are some fine beach side hotels, which also have swimming pools, as well as guest houses to suit all budgets close to the carefully planned developed area.
Leisure at Benthota beach
Option – Boat Safari at Madu River or Water Sports
Benthota – Galle
Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist’s treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent (1938) lighthouse.
Galle – Option – Whales watching in the morning – Thissamaharama
Thissamaharama – Yala National park in the morning
Yala National Park gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard.
Wind past misty mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls | Walk through lush green tea plantations, mountainous landscapes and rural villages.
Nuwara Eliya – Kandy
Tooth relic temple, The beautiful city, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls, boasts of the Royal Botanical gardens at Peradeniya.
Option – By Train
Kandy – Airport