I love the beach but can only relax for so long. We took a day trip to the Mulkirigala rock temple by tuk tuk.
If you head out on Safari, be prepared to leave before sunrise to search for the elusive leopards. We didn't spot any, but had a wonderful time bouncing around in the jeep through the coastal plains.
tsunami damage still remains
My favorite part of the journey thus far was visiting the sacred site of Kataragama. The best time to visit is in the evening when throngs of Hindu,Buddhist and Muslim pilgrims descend on the small town to leave offerings. The whole experience was magical and eerie.
We hired a car to take us North to hill country. The first stop was the breathtaking tiny town of Ella. The best way to spend a day here is wandering the train tracks. They are very much active, however all you have to do is follow the lead of the villagers and move to the side when the (very slow) train comes through. This felt like a dream in the early evening light.