Sri Lanka Travel Guide

The Compact Sri Lankan Travel Guide!

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The unique significance of Sri Lanka is rooting its existence firmly with a surprising trail of more than 2,550 years of continuous written history! In addition to strong traces of Indian influences, this home next to home reflects an entire legacy of ancient history written on the same lines as India. The simplicity of this land and its people will leave you spellbound. Interesting traditions, enchanting forests, mystical architecture, intriguing mythology draped in history and native wildlife, all come together in this island of mystery.

All of nature’s beauty along with the smiling and heart-warming locals, make Sri Lanka, a memory worth experiencing! Sri Lanka suits every traveller’s choice. Whatever might be your reason, from backpacking to luxury, leisure to adventure or maybe just an escape or mythological insight… Sri Lanka awaits to offer you all of it! While you set on the epic Sri Lankan adventure there are so many interesting things to know about this ancient land.

 

Climate & Weather

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India. In addition to diverse landscapes ranging from rainforests and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches, it is famed for its timeless ancient Buddhist ruins, welcoming locals, mystic elephants and the famous ‘Ceylon Tea’! The seasons of Sri Lanka are distinguished with specifically two monsoon seasons. Because of its distinctive climatic conditions, Sri Lanka can be explored all year round with different experiences each time. The south-western monsoon is known to bring rains to the south-west of Sri Lanka between the months of May to September, while the sunny warm and dry season in this region runs from December to March. It encompasses ecosystems that are both rich and diverse. The pleasant climate of this land is so breathtakingly peaceful that it is every offbeat traveller’s favourite choice!

 

What to Expect

Culture: In addition to strong traces of Indian influences, this home next to home, reflects an entire legacy of ancient history written on the same lines as India. Thereby, framing peculiarly beautiful connections to the cultural and traditional charms of this land. The warm-hearted people are the true charm of this destination. The smiling faces of the locals lift up the aura of the land to its summit. Our online Sri Lanka tour packages are made with professional expertise. Thereby, they reflect the accuracy of adding up the land’s culture as the tour’s main highlights. Take a true glimpse of the ethnic culture of Sri Lanka by being a part of our journey with Sri Lanka travel packages.

Experiences: This peaceful ancient country leaves every visitor with happening vibes and inspirations to share with our Sri Lanka holiday packages. The simplicity of this land and its people leaves all travellers spellbound. Interesting traditions, enchanting forests, mystical architecture, intriguing mythology draped in history and native wildlife, all come together in this island of mystery. All of nature’s beauty along with the smiling and heart-warming locals, make Sri Lanka, a memory worth experiencing!

 

What to include: Things to do in Sri Lanka

Main Must Do’s of Sri Lanka: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Dambulla and Colombo.

Explore Colombo which is the capital city of Sri Lanka. While you are all set to start the journey, Pinnawala will be the first of the picks. Pinnawala has made a mark in the world with its elephant orphanage. Pinnawala elephant orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. Later, proceed to Kandy popularly known to be the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Visit the famed Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and Kandy Town, Arts and Crafts centre, Gems Gallery and Lapidary. Later, visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dance show in the evening. Visit the Anjaneyar Hanuman temple of Ramayana Trail in Ramboda, followed by a visit to the tea factory. Later, proceed to Hakgala and visit the Sita Amman Temple which according to tradition is an intriguing site associated with Sita of the Ramayana epic. According to legends, this is the place where Sita Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana.

Then explore Hakgala Botanical Gardens popularly known as Ashok Vatika, which is one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. Arrive at Nuwara Eliya in the evening. This is THE place in Sri Lanka that has become famous for its lush green tea plantations and production. Explore the true essence of Dambulla, as you visit the famous spice gardens. Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla in the evening.  The temple is popular as the ancient cave temple with the tallest Buddha statue.

Experience Sigiriya wherein you get a chance to visit Sigiriya rock fortress (also known as Lion rock). And also the famous frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens along with it. Then, drive to Colombo, where you get a chance to enjoy a city orientation tour of Colombo which includes Buddhist temple, 100 years old Clocktower, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and British built colonial buildings. Also visit Kelaniya Temple, a shrine dedicated to King Ravana’s brother, Bibhishana.

 

Tips to remember:

  • Sri Lanka has zero tolerance for tourists with Buddha tattoos, hide if you have any. Avoid bags, cloth or more with designs of Buddha
  • Colombo is not to be missed
  • Try Sri Lankan Food, it is delicious and travellers favourite pick!
  • Sri Lanka is truly offbeat but people are realising its uniqueness rapidly. Therefore, experience it before it gets too hyped
  • Sri Lanka is a safe country for women too and even for solo travellers. It is filled with warm and helping people.
  • Know well where you are going. Sri Lanka is a cultural treasure. Thereby, read some information before you set on your trip. That way you not only be excited but you will understand the value of every sightseeing you come across
  • Sri Lanka is one of the most picturesque destinations with exceptional scenery, carry your cameras
  • Sri Lanka is a destination to be active and relax equally. There’s a reason, why it is a favourite for the adventurous.
  • Sri Lankan culture touches every visitor and it is an experience in itself, be welcoming about it.

An important part of your Sri Lanka tour is exploring the different shades of travel. They all give you an insight into natural beauty and divinity synchronised together. The vibrant beauty of Sri Lanka leaves every visitor surprised with what this land has to offer. Sri Lanka is a distinctive choice and a preferred destination for all kinds of travellers. Relax and soak in the surroundings of this unspoilt island! Lush tea estates, botanical gardens, gushing waterfalls & several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, await you at this island nation. Whatever you can possibly imagine about your Sri Lankan adventure, it will be far from the exceptionally beautiful reality. Sri Lanka is truly one of those destinations that will be the highlight of your travel stories. So, when are you heading to your Sri Lankan adventure?

 

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One Comment

  1. ajeesh kumar

    Great one. Thanks for the valuable information. This is very useful when I planning for a trip to Sri Lanka.

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