Sri Lanka, a suggested 15 day itinerary

This is the itinerary I planned and used in August. Collected by a private driver at Colombo airport in a comfortable air conditioned car, this proved valuable as Lal acted as guide and driver when ever we needed one. He took us to Casa Heliconia a forty five minute drive from the airport. Here we spent two nights and […]

Journey from Taylor’s Hill to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Taylor’s Hill is a converted tea planter’s house designed for traveller’s who like a little luxury. I left Taylor’s Hill when the raining was falling so everywhere looked washed clean and newly bright as my private driver carefully negotiated the bends on the narrow hills descending into Kandy. The distance in total from Taylor’s to Colombo is less than 90 miles […]

Journey from Kandy to Taylor’s Hill

The rain had washed the dusty roads and polished the lush green vegetation ready for our 15 mile journey from Kandy to  Taylor’s Hill in the central province of Sri Lanka. Mist was hugging the Kandy Hills as albeit slowly we made our way through the traffic congested city. Before long we were beginning to climb high and Lal our […]

Five things to do in Kandy

Kandy is the second city in Sri Lanka and often seen as the cultural hub of the island; it is busy, you don’t see people smoking on the streets and everyone I met was helpful and friendly. I chose to have a private driver when visiting and most of these ideas are his and I am grateful to his suggestions. Temple […]

Transport in Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International in Colombo is well served by Sri Lankan Airways and Emirates and unusually the arrivals area is busy with a wide range of shops including electrical white goods and exchange bureaus. It was here that we met Lal our private driver who took us to our first accommodation Casa Heliconia  and travelled with us to complete our Sri Lankan itinerary. It cost […]

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka

This is probably the most popular landmark in Kandy so timing may make a difference to your visit. We arrived at about 10.30am along with about a million other people who were made up of both locals and visitors. Our visit coincided with a blessing time so many locals were bringing their offerings of beautiful […]

Choose a private driver in Sri Lanka

When Lal shook my hand at Colombo airport I knew we would be in safe hands for our trip round Sri Lanka. I had organised my own travel itinerary and contacted several private driver companies online but chose to use our accommodation provider’s recommendation as the price was a little cheaper than the others. Lal is a […]

The Kandy House, Sri Lanka

Once a governor’s house and now a luxurious boutique hotel I knew as the gates were opened onto the sweeping drive that all would be well here. In fact much more than well, incredibly spoiled and decadent were the overwhelming feelings during my stay. We were welcomed with cool moist towels and refreshing passion fruit juice […]