Budget Travel in Kandy
Travelling has been transformed from an activity that was deemed necessary to something that people engage in as a hobby. Some even give up everything that they have for a whole year or two to just travel around the world. The cost of travelling between countries has reduced and the advancement of technology and means of transportation through the years have made this possible. The concept of budget travel is something for the environmentally conscious, or the minimalist individual. The city of kandy sri lanka will have a lot to offer to the budget traveler.
Kandy is the second largest city in the country after Colombo and is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It was the last kingdom to fall during the British invasion after holding up against the Dutch and the Portuguese. You should definitely visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and The Royal Botanical Gardens. Travelling around the city is relatively easy and if you are lost don’t hesitate to ask for a local for help. You will have no problem finding your way around. Since you are on a budget travel the best option is to use a bus or a tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuks are generally more expensive than the bus so make sure that you agree on a price beforehand you take a ride. Getting to Kandy, you can take a train from Colombo Fort. Accommodation can be sorted at one of the boutique style hotels that are relatively cheaper rate of somewhere between US$ 11 TO US$ 20. You could even reduce your budget by settling for a non ac room since Kandy has a natural cooler climate and settle for just bed and breakfast. You can always find food from a restaurant outside and Kandy being a city frequented by tourists, these places isn’t very hard to find.
Remember the essentials of any budget travel. Just like any other place kandy sri lanka is a cash economy so make sure you have cash in hand at all times. Carry an insect repellent with you and also keep your valuables with you at all times. Kick back and relax and enjoy, breathe in the culture of the city and make the best out of it!