Number 7 of the 8 best destinations for solo travellers and friends in 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is sometimes described as “India light”. Plainly put, it’s easier to navigate, less hectic and the trains (mostly) leave on time – so you won’t be left twiddling your thumbs on the platform. Make your start in Colombo, but be sure to venture beyond the confines of the capital – in the north and the east of the island you’ll find some of the best spots. Travel by train from Colombo to Jaffna or, better still, take a seaplane from the teeming capital to the country’s lush interior and the ocean- lapped jungles. With sparsely populated beaches, ancient ruins and endless hoppers to gorge on, we can think of few places better to have some “me” time. United Emirates and the Maldives are also just a hop skip and a jump away!