Don’t just take Lonely Planet’s word for it; come explore the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and see why Sri Lanka really does make the Best Travel Destination for 2019!
The perfect destination for wildlife safaris, the island has many national parks home to leopards, elephants, sloth bears, deer, monkeys, crocodiles and vibrant birdlife too. Head out to sea and you can spot dolphins and whales as well.
From the ancient temples and palaces at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to the inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka has a truly rich heritage. Part of this history can be seen at the colonial landmarks including the famed Dutch Fort easy to reach from Galle hotels in the region such as The Fortress Resort & Spa.
Be it along secluded shores or amidst misty mountains, the country is ideal for a wellness retreat. Spa treatments most often feature the traditional therapies of Ayurveda, while yoga and meditation can also be enjoyed in a setting of pure tranquillity.
Foodies will be spoilt for choice with authentic Sri Lankan cuisine offering an eclectic mix of flavours influenced by the island’s multiethnic communities. Spicy rice and curry are perennial favourites as are fresh seafood dishes and street food like hoppers and kottu roti.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+