Sri Lanka Backpacker Couple Goals
Planning a couple outing to Sri Lanka post the Covid-19 pandemic? If you are then read on to know what’s possible in this tiny island country which money in India feel is just like Goa or Kerala but in all honesty Sri Lanka is light years ahead of India when it comes to tourism and the south side of the country makes it a perfect place for Young Indian couples to soak in the sand and vibe by the beach.
Lagoon Boat Ride
Lagoon boat ride is the perfect way to start your trip in Sri Lanka. It happens in the town of Negombo which is the entry point to Sri Lanka since the international airport is located here. It’s the perfect way to start your romantic holiday by taking a boat ride into the sunset which starts in the tiny Dutch canals and makes its way into the mighty Indian Ocean.
Candle light dinner by the beach
This is common all over Sri Lanka. Beach candle light dinners, pick the spot you like or do it every night. But make sure you end up having at least one by the ocean in the night.
Snorkeling @ Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is one such beach that you will remember for the rest of your life, reason being the coral life which is by the shore and pretty much unreal for a beach which is not famous. If you’re looking to have fun at the beach with your better half then Hikkaduwa is the beach for you.
Post sunset is the best time to go shopping, the rest of the day no matter which part of the year you travel in it’s extremely hot and humid, so it’s natural that night is the best time to go shopping. But when you’re shopping at the flea markets in Kandy , Mirissa or Hikkaduwa make sure you bargain to get the best deal.
Coconut water at Negombo
It’s natural to get into a spat or two while traveling to a country which is so hot and humid, the best way to get your partner back on track is to suggest and grab a tender coconut. Coconut water is the best way to best the beat and at the same time a great way to avoid petty arguments which happen mainly because the heat gets to you.
Swimming with the giant sea turtles
Yes you read it correct, Sri Lanka is one such country where you will get an opportunity to see these giant sea turtles up and close. Going to a turtle farm is a mainstream way to experience
Train ride through the tea fields of Ella
The train ride in Sri Lanka is hyped a lot on the internet and for good reason it is, the view from the trains is simply breathtaking and make sure you’ll get a window seat to enjoy the feel. With tea plantations converting pretty much the entire journey it’s unlike most train journeys we are used to back home in India.
There are plenty of beach parties that happen specially over the weekends in the tiny shacks along the beach. It’s a great way to let loose and freak out like you did in the younger days when life was normal before COVID-19. Just make sure to be there on time since these parties are always crowded well before time.
Sundae on a Sunday
Don’t leave Sri Lanka without trying out the famous Rio Sundaes which simply the best. They are all over the northern town of Jaffna and you’ll find small outlets of the same in Colombo and Kandy. If you happen to see one make sure you swing by. The place will remind you of your good old days in college.
Hike to Adams Peak
Sri Lanka is home to three major religious Buddhist, Christianity and Islam. A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without a hike to Adams peak which is a spiritual journey for the locals. A hike that starts around 3 am in the morning to make it in time for the sunset. This is without doubt the best hiking trail in Sri Lanka and also the most hyped.