Sri Lanka is a budget-friendly tropical island in the Indian Ocean and it’s a great destination for travelers who are looking for adventure, a relaxing beach holiday, and cultural attractions. Despite the country’s recent violent history, Sri Lanka has a peaceful atmosphere and the most hospitable locals.
There are so much diversity and so many things to do in Sri Lanka! This tiny country has endless sandy beaches, scenic tea plantations, lush mountains, fascinating ruins, wildlife safari, hidden waterfalls, delicious local food, tasty tea, and the list goes on.
In the middle of the country, you’ll find the area called the Cultural Triangle. Here, you can explore the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, visit the royal cave temple in Dambulla, and see the world-famous Sigiriya Rock.
Another famous region is the Hill Country in Sri Lanka where you’ll experience more culture in Kandy, go tea tasting in Nuwara Eliya, and hike almost everywhere in Ella.
Visiting the national parks is also a very popular attraction in Sri Lanka. Yala and Udawalawe are the best ones to see the wildlife, including elephants, leopards, crocodiles, and monkeys.
If you move to the south of Sri Lanka, you’ll find the best golden beaches and surf spots. Mirissa seems to be the perfect holiday location where you can easily have day trips to Weligama and Galle.
Above all, Sri Lanka offers one of the most scenic train rides in the world between Kandy and Ella. While you enjoy the incredible views of tea plantations, you can hang out with the friendly locals, dance with them, and even sing together.
Whether you get a first-class seat or a spot by the door, a train ride in Sri Lanka is a must-do! Make sure to have at least 2 weeks for your Sri Lanka itinerary to make the most out of it.
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