It was the most tiring trip I had in years. The travel was really physically abusive, from a 4 hour flight from Sharjah International Airport to Colombo, and non-stop travel by land. Arrived at the airport 6AM then started the trip by heading the north-east of Colombo to reach Dambulla, situated in the central province of Sri Lanka (approx 150kms) and reached around 2PM. The challenge was most of the roads are under repair so motorists have to drive one at a time. And since we had only 3 full days to explore Sri Lanka, every hour mattered.