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How To Save For Trip To Sri Lanka


The neighbouring tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is not necessarily an expensive holiday destination if you are planning a visit from India. With a few travel hacks and a bit of smart planning you can save quite substantially and make it more affordable to enjoy a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka.

Research Your Travel Destination

Finding out about Sri Lanka before you actually arrive there can help in saving you hassle and money. If you research online or look up a Sri Lanka Travel Guide, you will get to know your destination well enough to plan your trip in the most cost-effective way. For example, once you land at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, which is approximately 30 kms north of Colombo, you can take the air conditioned bus from across the terminal to get to Colombo city centre. It is a comfortable and fast if not quicker option than taking a taxi and definitely a lot cheaper.   

Book Flights In Advance

Apart from accommodation, airfare is the other big ticket item that you need to shell out money for when planning a vacation, and more so when it is an international trip. Booking your return tickets a couple of months in advance can save you quite a lot on airfare. Another way to save money for a trip to Sri Lanka is to try and plan your visit in the off-season when flights are relatively cheaper.


Enjoy Beach Time

Being a tropical island nation, Sri Lanka has some fabulous public beaches that line its west, south and east coast. Whichever part of Sri Lanka you are exploring, do check out and spend a day at any of the beaches along the coast. On the west coast you can head to Bentota or Arugam Bay beach, while Unawatuna and Mirissa are great choices in the south. Not only is swimming, surfing or simply walking on the white sandy beaches one of the most pleasurable activities in Sri Lanka, especially if you’re going on a couple trip with your better half, it is also one of the most inexpensive.


Pick Attractions and Activities

It is possible to cover must-see, must-do attractions in Sri Lanka without spending a lot of money. For instance, at Nuwara Eliya and Eliya, you can take a free tour of the tea factories. Then there is Kandy Lake, a key attraction in the culturally important centre of Kandy, which does not cost anything to visit. When it comes to food, try the variety of delicious street food available at most places. Even beach shacks and reasonably priced modest eateries in the cities will serve you some of the best traditional Sri Lankan meals.      


When planning your trip and applying for your Sri Lankan Visa, ensure that you purchase travel insurance. It can actually save you a lot of money and stress while travelling abroad. Luggage or passport going missing, trip getting cancelled or meeting with an accident in a foreign land is the last thing anyone would want to think of while planning a vacation. However it is always better to be prepared. Buying Travel Insurance for Sri Lanka will protect you during such unpredictable circumstances. You can purchase travel insurance online from a reputed insurance provider

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