Welcome to Sri Lanka. It’s everything you’ve heard – beaches, tea plantations, ancient cities, spectacular train rides, safaris, incredible food, beautiful people and crazy bus rides. I spent a month in Sri Lanka travelling with my daughter and also solo. It’s a magnificent teardrop floating in the Indian Ocean, not to be missed.
Put the time into figuring out an itinerary as there is much ground to cover and delightful places to discover. Do you want to combine your trip with ancient cities, temples and beaches? Are safaris on your list? Or do you want a little bit of everything? Make sure you build in time to relax as Sri Lanka is a country that makes it easy to sit back and connect to the bigger picture.
Welcome to Sri Lanka, a country that stole a piece of my heart.
Posts on Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka blew me away from the get-go. What was it that made me feel as though I was slipping back in time to a simpler life
- Going to Sri Lanka? A safari at a National Park is a must, I went to five! Yala is a must for elephants and possibly leopard sightings. Minnerya, during the annual elephant gathering, is unforgettable.
- Nine of the best places to visit – Dambulla. Arugam Bay, Ella, Galle, Haputale, Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock.
- Travel on Buses and Trains in Sri Lanka
Top 5 Reasons To Visit
- Beautiful landscapes: Sri Lanka is known for its stunning landscapes, including lush green hills, tea plantations, golden beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries. From hiking in the central highlands to relaxing on the beach, Sri Lanka offers a variety of outdoor experiences.
- Rich history and culture: Sri Lanka has a rich history dating back over 2,500 years, with ancient ruins, temples, and monuments that showcase the country’s cultural heritage. Some of the must-see cultural attractions include the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya rock fortress, and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
- Delicious cuisine: Sri Lankan cuisine is a blend of flavors and spices, with influences from Indian, Malay, and Dutch cuisine. From spicy curries to sweet desserts, Sri Lankan food is a feast for the senses.
- Wildlife and nature: Sri Lanka is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, whales, and dolphins. There are many national parks and wildlife reserves where visitors can go on safari and see these animals in their natural habitats.
- Warm hospitality: Sri Lankans are known for their warm hospitality and friendly nature, making visitors feel welcome and at home. From homestays to luxury resorts, there are many accommodation options that offer personalized service and a chance to experience Sri Lankan hospitality firsthand.
Add Sri Lanka to your bucket list! I can’t wait to return.