The island is small, but it is full to the brim with locations to explore, things to do, food to try, and cities that offer a unique experience to others.
What to expect
Sri Lanka is a multicultural country and people are rather conservative but the locals are always welcoming with a smile and a helping hand. They are a developing country so punctuality, cleanliness and beggars are a few things you will have to make your peace with.
Public transport can take you to all the popular locations around the island and this is one of the best reasons to travel to Sri Lanka on a backpacking tour train rides such as Kandy to Badulla will give you stunning views you could only dream of.
It is cheap to explore the country as a backpacker as there are affordable options for accommodation and food. Food in Sri Lanka is divine and street food is even better.
Blogs such as Truly Sri Lanka give details about what to make time for when on the island as three weeks makes the ideal time to visit the island’s most sought-after locations whilst having time to enjoy nature, the country, the food, and the people.