This beautiful island being a year- round vacation spot with a plethora of sunlight all year round is filled with tonnes of golden beaches, quaint coastal towns and stunning scenic mountain views is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for a budget traveller in Southeast Asia. Sri Lanka is one of the brilliant countries that is so easy to travel to on a budget as it is ridiculously cheap, mainly between May and September avoiding the peak seasons.
If you’re looking for a way to lower your expenses on your budget while travelling to Sri Lanka, food and transportation will come to your rescue as Sri Lankan food is extremely inexpensive and so is transport, compared to other regions.
A Sri Lankan traditional meal can be had from a normal eatery which will be of a massive portion enough for two and worth every penny. Travelling by train, buses or Tuk tuks is the best way as it is easy, cheap and the best way to explore the country. Taking the train is considered to be one of the most beautiful and scenic views one can experience and easily accessible everywhere around the island. Tuk tuks and buses is also another mode of transport that one can take, if you are looking to save some cash.
Due to the huge VAT imposed by the government, accommodation might be little too expensive compared to other Asian countries but in the meantime, you do get places to stay for a reasonable price. Homestays and guesthouses are another option in saving some cash for backpackers.
As the island is mainly visited for its beaches, mountain views and breath-taking landscapes, most places can be visited for free other than the World Heritage sites such as the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dambulla Rock cave Temple and the National Parks.
Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for budget travellers where you can have an amazing experience visiting most of the tourist attractions of Sri Lanka, mingling with the most hospitable people and witnessing the most scenic destinations this little island has to offer.