If you are planning to travel to Sri Lanka, be prepared to fall in love with this small island in the Indian Ocean. Earlier known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is a beautiful country where one can visit the timeless ruins, endless beaches and see lots of elephants and try out the famous tea and flavorful food.
A tiny island with a big reputation, Sri Lanka is irresistible with its history, culture, natural beauty, spices and the welcoming people. There are so many things one can do while holidaying in Sri Lanka, from hiking to surfing and swimming or just marveling at the old architecture and ruins.
City Tour On A Bus
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Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka, is home to colonial buildings, market places and temples. You can take the bus tour to see the place and get a flavor of Sri Lanka. A place worth a visit, for those who have an eye for architecture, is the National Museum of Colombo. A sunset stroll along the Galle Face Drive promenade, after the sightseeing is an experience in itself.
Taste The Exotic Flavors Of Tea
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Sri Lanka is known for its tea and the source is from a tea plantation known as Nuwara Eliya. You can visit the tea garden and watch how the leaves are plucked and taken to the factories. You can also learn about the different kinds of tea and taste the exotic flavors.
Climb The Sigiriya Or The Lion Rock
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Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most dramatic sights, more than 180 metres high, this revered site was once the location of a royal palace. To get to the top one needs to climb the staircase and one gets to see series of remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion’s paws carved in the bedrock. This place is surrounded with nothing but nature and is one of the most beautiful sights one would ever see.
Dine Under The Stars And Experience Elephant Safaris
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There are many national parks in Sri Lanka, and the Yala National park is one of the most remarkable one. There is a lodge where one can stay in style in Yala, otherwise the other option is to camp overnight in Gal Oya or Wilpattu. There are safaris where one gets to watch the elephants and dine under the stars.
Try The Amazing Varieties Of Sea Food
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You must try the amazing food in Sri Lanka, there are different kinds of curries made with different ingredients along with coconut milk. Being a tropical island plenty of seafood is available. Rice and curry is the staple diet served with pickles, salads and papads.
With its own unique character Sri Lanka is worth a visit!