To experience Sri Lanka like a proper local, hop into one of Sri Lanka’s most famous tuk tuks and you are definitely in for a ride. With deep quotes, bright colours, random pictures of babies, scenery and what not- it is truly an authentic Sri Lankan experience.
Most tuk tuk drivers speak or understand English to your convenience, so there is nothing to worry about when trying to communicate your way through. Tuk tuks are found in almost every look and corner, and they are always happy and willing to offer you a ride so don’t feel shy to flag one of them down to get your attention.
Routing through the streets of Colombo, Kandy and Galle in a tuk tuk, is probably the most convenient ways of getting around as it is one good way of dodging the people, bikes, lorries, buses and even other tuk tuks. Hold tight, because it is just like navigating your way through a video game- but do not worry, it is safe and also the most commonly used form of transportation around the country.
In a tuk tuk, it is easy to get around cities if you wish to combine your day with lots of sight-seeing from the passenger seat, if you do not want to walk the streets of main cities. You can hop-in and hop-off so easily, that your tuk tuk driver will stop anywhere you want them too so you can visit numerous locations such as the Colombo Fort, the Red Mosque, the Dutch hospital, Kandy Market, Bahirawakanda, Udawattakele, Galle Fort and so on. Most importantly, do not forget to get a quick Insta shot or snap story to capture the excitingly-hectic experience!