Bornomadic Adventures

Tales, Trails and Trips on how one can travel Safer, Cheaper and Longer!

Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 16 Jaffna – Colombo – New Delhi

In the morning I left around 9 AM from the guest house to the Railway Station. Subraj came early to do his regular chores with that he wanted to drop me to the Railway Station. It was a long tiring journey. And, there was no one in the train compartment in which I was travelling,…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 15 Jaffna

Next morning, Subraj came with a plan. He wanted to take me to few places. I was dead asleep and woke up when he started banging my room’s door. He told me that he would be taking me to a beach and a U-shaped sacred pool. I got ready and we headed for the day…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 14 (Anuradhapura – Jaffna)

I left the hostel around 9 AM. There was bus stand nearby, boarded a bus to the Railway Station. Sat at the station waiting for the train for a while. Thankfully, it was an AC train. But there were hardly any people on the train. It seemed not many people were inclined to see this…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 13 (Anuradhapura)

My injury had made me weak and to some extent killed my enthusiasm. I woke up a bit late. I was running short of cash. So, I walked around few ATMs and finally found the right one. It was the Commerical Bank ATM that read international cards. Anuradhapura was different from all cities/towns I visited…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 12 (Galle – Anuradhapura)

I left for Galle Railway Station after having an awesome breakfast. My knee continued to hurt. I was thankful to this doctor in the hostel who gave me few painkillers. It helped me for a while. I planned to travel the north before I leave. So, I purchased a ticket for Anuradhapura. It was a…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 9 (Ella – Mirissa)

After breakfast, I left for the Ella Bus stand to catch a Bus to Mirissa. But, there is no direct Bus. So, I boarded a bus to Matara. It’s a four-hour journey from Ella to Matara. And, Mirissa is 30 minutes distance from Matara. I reached Mirissa in the afternoon. It’s a beautiful town, with…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 7 (Adam’s Peak – Maskeliya – Ella)

Day 7 (Adam’s Peak – Maskeliya – Ella) I underestimated the climb. But soon realised that it would get tough as I go further. I wanted to grab a perfect point to view the sunrise from the summit so I walked as fast as I could without stopping anywhere in between. Somewhere I between I looked…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 6 (Horton Plains National Park – Maskeliya – Ella)

Day 6 (Horton Plains National Park – Maskeliya – Ella) I was suggested to leave early morning for Horton Plains and The World’s End as it gets really hot during the day. Therefore, I got up around 4.30AM and left in an hour. I pooled up for the taxi and entry to the park with 3…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 5 (Nuwara Eliya)

Day 5 (Nuwara Eliya) I got up around 6 AM. Freshened up, had breakfast and left for Lover’s Leap Waterfall. I was told by the caretaker that the waterfall was just 3 Km walk from the hostel. Within half an hour I was at this beautiful waterfall. I immensely enjoyed the walk as it provided…

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Solo Trip to Sri Lanka – Day 2 (Chennai – Colombo – Kandy)

Day 2 (Chennai – Colombo – Kandy) In an hour we were at the Chennai Airport, refuelled and flew again for Colombo. The plane landed around 5 AM and I was sure that no way I would be able to catch the train for Kandy for which I had made an advance payment. Yes, I…

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