Sri Lanka, the little dot in the Indian Ocean is truly open for business to backpackers and lone travelers, family and honeymooners as the island still has a whole untouched things going on with its unspoiled tropical beaches, misty villages high in the hills, gorgeous culture and wildlife encounters, great food and authentic interactions with some of the warmest hospitality Asia has to offer. The freedom you get travelling solo is the best thing anyone could ask for as it manifests the exploration of the country at your own and challenging space and focusing on the authentic food, Sri Lanka has to offer. It is of utmost important to keep your wits about you regardless of what country you’re in, as you will be travelling alone in a total different country.
Although the crowds are down, the people of Sri Lanka are no less friendly nor are the sceneries are no less awe inducing. First few days can be spent in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo and for a more peaceful environment, you can head for the hills. Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England” and home to all tea estates, is Sri Lanka’s tea country with its verdant, rolling hills and fresh air and is the perfect place if you’re looking for a cool climate. But if you prefer a small laid back town, Ella is the ideal location and you can take one of the world’s most beautiful train rides from Nuwara Eliya and stay at a local place in which you will be warmly welcomed. Waking up to a misty morning with the views of the Ella Gap is most scenic one would encounter and then explore this little town by visiting the Nine Arch Bridge and take a hike to the Little Adams Peak or the Ella Rock, whichever you prefer a long or a short hike. Head to the beaches down south if you’re looking for a calm beach stay.
Sri Lanka is a safe place to travel especially for solo female travelers. Locals are just so friendly and always looking to help out. All you need is a Sri Lankan sim for google maps and to make any emergency calls, but other than that you are good to go.