Giritale is situated about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, and 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of Colombo.
Sri Lanka is a well-established travel destination, which means getting from A to B is relatively easy. Be sure leave yourself enough time to tour the incredible range of things to see and do the region has to offer. Approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) away you'll find Sigiriya. Set aside a day here to see the Sigiriya Archaeological Site and Sigiriya Museum.
A surefire way to understand a place is by knowing about its past. Don't miss the ruins while you are in the area. If the weather isn't that great, visit Sri Lanka's history museums and art galleries.
If you like mixing with travelers of similar interests, this region features plenty of specialized tours such as wildlife spotting tours, culinary tours and cycling tours.
You'll often find the essence of a place is by exploring the restaurants in the region. Try something off the menu and connect with the residents. Commonly used ingredients in Sri Lanka are chicken and beef. Favorite dishes include kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) and vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix), but of course there are many more Sri Lanka options on the menu. Those who can always find room for more, can order king coconut, a lovely way to round out your Sri Lanka culinary experience. Try a coconut milk, an alcohol-free beverage of choice.
When booking your trip to Giritale, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is located in in Colombo, 90 miles (145 kilometers) away.