Hey peeps, how have you all been? I have just returned from my much-awaited Lankan trip. This was one hell of an experience and ask me and how? It was memorable, remarkable, fun filled , amazing…. In one word – “A Celebration”.
The first property where I stayed was an awe-inspiring yet unconventional – A heritage hotel situated in the Galle Fort – “The Sunset Fort Hotel”.
This hotel is located in the city of Galle, 119 km from the capital city of Colombo. The road transportations like buses, trains, etc. are available in abundance, to Galle from almost all parts of the country.
Our First day in the hotel began with a warm gesture along with the refreshing welcome drink which was much craved for, in a tropical Lankan climate.
The sunset at the Galle Fort, which is a world heritage site – was a sight to behold.
An evening walk in the Dutch streets of Galle, cheers to the picturesque location of the hotel, was inexplicable.
A delightful candle-light dinner along side the garden full of greenery with the continental menu and beverages to end the day with, was relishing.
The Day 2 commenced with a healthy English breakfast followed by a visit to Unawatuna Beach – which is one of the most happening beaches of Sri Lanka.
The Lunch was a rural Lankan cuisine served with full of warmth.
A visit to the famous Jungle beach of Unawatuna during sundown, the beautiful Japanese Peace Pagoda and other mesmerizing Sri Lankan experiences offered by the hotel, was like a cherry on the top of the cake.
On our third day, we embarked on an early morning jungle safari in Udawalawe National park– which is touted as the most visited tourist destination in the country.
After returning, the afternoon was followed by a lip-smacking Ceylon lunch at the green backyard and basking in the heritage backdrop of the Sunset Fort hotel during the evening. The Day 3 ended with the equally delirious Sri Lankan dinner and desserts.
On the final day of check-out, we were offered a Ceylon breakfast, post which we snapped some beautiful images in and around the property.
We then headed on to our next destination carrying along the wonderful memories and an experience of a lifetime.