My boyfriend and I are hoping to go to Sri Lanka in August for 2 weeks. I'm roughly planning the itinerary so that we go from Colombo to Sigiriya and Dambulla, then to Pollonnaruwa. From there over through Nuwara Eliya to Ella and the National Parks and then a week relaxing in Unawatuna.
Does anyone have any advice on how long to spend in each place and how to travel between them. I've heard a lot about private drivers but not sure how to find a relaible one. Plus is it better to get the train through to Ella or stay with the driver?
If anyone has any recommendations of where to stay too that would be a great help. We want to keep it relatively cheap but still stay in decent places.