The honeyed melody of love brings solacein the significant other’s presence regardless of the destination. Nonetheless, a weekend getaway destination should balance togetherness and the delights of travel well. No doubt, you want to choose places that register memories forever and fill picture frames that resonate family love.
The motley of serene destinations around Colombo, Sri Lanka is worth planning a weekend teeming with ardour. Namely, a quaint hotel in Borella – the suburbs of Colombo, and the setting sounds exquisite. Checkout the following destinations before you finalise your follow-up honeymoon bookings:
Bentota – Where the River meets the Sea
The destination is marked by a beautiful lagoon that forms by the Bentota Ganga converging into the sea. Sounds quintessential fora romantic time, doesn’t it? A romantic escapade is only fulfilled with solitude and you’ll find that in bundles at Bentota. The spectacular palm trees positioned beautifully on the beaches setjust the right mood to spend the weekend in each other’s arms. Moreover, adventurers will find delight in activities like sailing, snorkeling, diving, and canoeing.
Ella, Bandarawella – Tea Plantations Calling
Travelers seldom miss these iridescent mountains packed with tea plantations when in Sri Lanka. And you shouldn’t either if you’re hoping for awarm weekend away from the bustle of Colombo. The mountain village in central Sri Lanka comes alive when approached by train. It takes a little longer but what’s the hurry? Take guided tours at the plantations and have a cup or two of refreshing tea on the balcony holding hands when the sun sets.
Tangalle – The picturesque tropical paradise
Situated at the edge of the Yala jungle, Tangalle isbrimful of lovely hotels for the lovebirds. Decked on Elysian bays and coves, you can choose from a plethora of villas and luxury stays. On the other side of Tangalle, you can walk the smooth sandy beaches with a view of mangrove lined lagoons. The crystalline blue water is sure to evoke hidden loveand bring you even closer. You may venture out to explore the National Parks or just sit by the Rekawa and Kahandamodara beaches as turtles come by and lay eggs.
Anuradhapura – To the era bygone
The magic and charm of sacred cities is fascinating to one and all – something to experience with your partner for sure. Witness the meaning of majestic in the city of Anuradhapura which lies in ruins. You can find the real Sri Lankan heritage in this ancient city. Apart from the 8 palaces, rock carvings at IsurumuniyaVihara, monasteries and monuments, visit the Bodhi tree – said to be the oldest in the entire world.
Habarana – Up in the Air
Habarana offers blend of adventure and intimacy – the perfect unison. Stay amidst idyllic views at the Yoho Polonnaruwa – within 7 kilometres to theMinneriya National Park that offers a great jungle safari. You may go Kayaking on the Habarana Lake as well. And for the chief attraction – take to the sky in a hot air balloon and treat your sight over the jungle and a beautiful view of the whole city.
Special mention – book a day or two at one of the hotels in Kotahena – the suburb of Colombo. It is famous for places of worship. You can find affection by finding your love for the divine at churches, cathedrals and shrines in the holy part of Colombo.