If you haven’t travelled to Sri Lanka before, it’s about time you did for here you will find something new to discover each time you visit.
From Beaches to Mountains
Golden shores, azure waters, palm trees swaying in the breeze; the beaches in Sri Lanka be it in Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna or Negombo, offer all this and more. Of course, in a relatively short span of time, you could also visit misty mountains covered in lush tea bushes and set amidst breathtaking vistas.
World Heritage Sites
The island is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites which can be easily visited when staying at a nearby hotel. Sigiriya Sri Lanka, the iconic rock fortress is not to be missed as is the Golden Temple of Dambulla both of which are within easy reach of local properties like The Paradise Resort & Spa. Other key sites include the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, the sacred city of Kandy and the old town of Galle with its fort.
Wildlife & Nature Sanctuaries
The local national parks are where you can enjoy thrilling wildlife safaris and witness everything from stealthy leopards to majestic elephants. The island is also blessed with idyllic nature reserves including the Sinharaja Forest Reserve and the Central Highlands which feature a range of endemic flora and fauna.
Foodies have much to look forward to as well since Sri Lankan cuisine is made up of a number of influences. Rice and spicy curries, as well as seafood dishes, are perennial favourites as are naan and dosa, biryani, lamprais and kottu roti, each with their own special flavours.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google +