The tear shaped tiny island of Sri Lanka has everything one needs for a travel itinerary. From dazzling beaches to tropical rain forests, elephant sanctuaries to wild life parks, Buddhist caves to world heritage sites and tea plantations to mountain trekking, Sri Lanka travel offers abundant options to its travelers.
World Heritage Sites
The island has a history spanning over 2500 years. It has been widely mentioned in Indian ancient text of Ramayana. Sri Lanka travel can not be complete without visiting Dambulla Cave Temple. Declared as a World Heritage City by UNESCO, Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla in Central Srilanka has been a place of worship for more than 2000 years. The Temple houses caves on top of a rock 160 meters above the ground, right on the noisy main road connecting the major cities of Colombo and Kandy. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka.
Read more about Dambulla Cave Temple: 1st Century BC Buddhist Treasures
10 Best beaches in Sri Lanka
Despite of the damage endured for years of civil war, and ravaged by tsunami in recent times, the country is moving on quickly. ‘Year round sun’ is drawing tourists from the world over. Beach lovers and Surf riders have been flocking virgin beaches on the South West Coast. Sri Lanka has some of the most beautiful beaches for lazing around, surf boarding, snorkeling or for whale watching. Mirissa and Unawatuna have emerged as some of the most preferred beaches for relaxation. Read more about 10 Best beaches in Sri Lanka.
Stilt Fishermen of Sri Lanka
The iconic images stilt fishermen adorn every travel brochure on Sri Lanka. It is worth trips to the south to spot the fishermen, balancing on stilts, fishing for daily catch. Read more about Stilt Fishermen Of Kogalla.
Sri Lanka Travel
Easy visa rules, short travel distances, good railway network, charming people, aromatic cuisine, cheap seafood and tourist friendly boutique hotels and guest houses are steadily luring Europeans during harsh winters. Colombo, the capital with a colonial past, is well connected with most of the larger cities across Europe and Asia. Sri Lanka travel will leave you with lifetime of memories to cherish! Here are 12 Must Things to know before traveling to Sri Lanka.