Indulge in an out of the box tripping on the island country of Sri Lanka, one of Asia’s best kept secrets.
There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka. From doing jeep safaris in search of Sri Lanka’s Big Five to exploring pristine beaches and marine life as you snorkel and dive in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Sail alongside dolphins and whales and go bird watching while the evenings let you explore the local culinary offerings. Spend time with a local family while you try your hands at cooking in the village. Explore an ancient citadel of unusual splendour. Join the local fishermen in retrieving the day’s catch and experience a day in their life. Hop on a bicycle and ride along a temple complex. You will not know where to start your adventure on this magical paradise.
Steeped in history and wrapped in nature, you will experience everything that you might have or haven’t heard about Sri Lanka. So, get ready to hop onto this island of mystery and get lost in its grandeur.
Rice + Curry is life in Sri Lanka. The curries blend warm spices, coconut, vegetables, and occasionally meat (generally fish) to form the most delicious of flavours.
If you are a beach bum, head to Mirissa. It is a surfer’s paradise and one of the best spots to watch whales as they wade through the ocean.
Soak in the fortified old city of Galle, one of the country’s yet another impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The sacred Bodhi Tree is one of the spiritual spots in Sri Lanka. Located at the ancient site of Anuradhapura, this sacred fig tree is said to have grown from a sapling of the Bodhi Tree that Buddha was sitting under when he became enlightened.
Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most elaborate and well-preserved cave complexes in Asia, with paintings and statues that date all the way back to the 1st century. It is filled with colourful depictions of Buddha, Sri Lankan kings and various Hindu gods and goddesses.
Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock) a UNESCO World Heritage site was once a mountain monastery many centuries ago. As you take the stairs to the top, you’ll get panoramic views of the valley, you’ll pass ancient paintings by monks on the rock walls, and learn about the kingdom that once called this rock home.
Saunter inside the Nuwara Eliya tea gardens. The cool plantation air beckons you to this place where the best tea in the world is produced. Sit back and relish the sheer bliss of pure Ceylon tea!
Answer the call of the wild at the Yala National Park. Located along the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, is the most visited national park in the country, mostly because of the chance to spot the leopards in the area - it is home to one of the largest concentrations of leopards in the world.
If you love the ocean, dive inside the unexplored blue waters of Trincomalee. Marble Beach, south of the harbor and Pigeon Island Nature Park are two places where divers and snorkelers could have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world populated by turtles, reef sharks and several types of corals with every imaginable hue.
“The finest island of its size in the world; `Taprobane’ to the ancient Romans, `Serendib’ to Arab traders, `Ceilao’ as christened by the Portuguese, `Ceylan’ by the Dutch followed by `Ceylon’ by the British and finally Sri Lanka to the Sinhalese “