What Sri Lanka lacks in size it more than makes up with its diversity – languages, landscapes, cultures and ethnicity. Besides Tamils the early inhabitants include Malays, Chinese, Muslims, and the Eurasians. Sri Lanka’s geographical location and its coastline made it a strategic trade destination and a prominent player since the ancient Silk Route times.
Mirissa and other celestial beaches apart, Sigiriya in the central plains in Dambulla with its 5th century ‘Lion’s Rock’ fortress is breathtaking. The ideal way to go about this paradise island is to travel in luxury, be it trains, or private transport. From lush tea estates of Elle, to National Parks in the savannah, to the colonial grandeur of Colombo and Galle, you can drink it all in, in style and comfort. Anuradhapura with its unique stupas and monasteries, Adam’s Peak for its spiritual fusion are unforgettable experiences.
Adventure lovers can go off the beaten tracks on foot or on rented bikes. Or, go splashing in the crystal cobalt waters that offer a host of beach sporting activities. One could go whale watching, watch turtle’s hatch, and elephants bathe, take luxury wildlife safaris to encounter the elusive Leopard, or simply lounge around in the spa after an Ayurvedic massage.
Sri Lankan food is another reason to visit the country. From its rich aromatic curries to the eponymous hopper, succulent seafood caught fresh flavoured with local spices are mainstays. Street food, roadside tea chai might be worth a shot, but signature cocktails at upscale bars are certainly a fun way to end the day.
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