For many years, when you sat down to plan your upcoming holiday, you probably didn’t even think of heading to Sri Lanka. Between the destruction from a major tsunami to political unrest, it just wasn’t high on people’s holiday bucket lists, but that was all in the past.
In recent years, Sri Lanka has changed. Luxury resorts were built, the tourism industry picked back up and political stability came to this tiny island nation. All these changes have bumped Sri Lanka to the top of people’s lists of places to visit, turning it into an undiscovered travel gem.
Thinking of visiting Sri Lanka but aren’t sure what to do there? Here is a look at some of the top reasons why people love visiting this exotic island nation.
The Chance to Tour the Tea Plantations
Sri Lanka is like a tea drinker’s paradise. It seems like everywhere you turn there is a giant tea plantation that offers you the chance to walk beautiful walking trails, sit in stunning tea gardens and sample amazing cups of tea.
The Unique Food
Adventurous eaters will find tons of dishes to sample while on holiday in Sri Lanka. Some of the favourite dishes that can only be found in Sri Lanka that people come back home raving about include pancakes filled with sweet treats or savoury vegetables known as hoppers, curd and treacle which is a decadent dessert.
Of course, if you aren’t adventurous and want to stick with familiar foods, Sri Lanka won’t disappoint. The seafood is fresh and a local speciality in all its forms. The King coconuts are amazing and the curries are memorable. All of these things are certain to become a favourite of yours while on holiday.
The Chance to See Exotic Wildlife up Close and Personal
Dozens of exotic wildlife call Sri Lanka home. While on holiday, you can see leopards, exotic birds and elephants just to name a few. If you want to see some of these animals in their natural habitat you will have to travel outside of the luxury hotels and take a trip to Yala West National Park or Uda Walawe National Park. It is a few hours away from the capital city, but it is a trip well worth taking.
Visit Historical World Heritage Sites
Six sites located across Sri Lanka are packed with awe-inspiring cultural and historical landmarks. These world heritage sites are an absolute “must visit” stop for anyone on holiday to Sri Lanka.
Some examples of the six world heritage sites located throughout Sri Lanka include
- Sacred City of Kandy
- Old fortified town of Galle
- Golden Temple of Dambulla
Relaxing Spa Treatments
The beautiful sandy beaches in Sri Lanka make it an ideal place to get a relaxing massage. Many of the resorts offer spa treatments with views that overlook the crystal clear blue waters and sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. Some even offer massages on the beach.
As you can see there is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka. Next time you are planning an overseas trip, make sure you consider Sri Lanka. You won’t regret it and you will walk away with memories that will last a lifetime.
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