Sri Lanka is an island nation located to the south of India in the Indian Ocean. It’s a place where culture binds tranquillity. If you want to spend your vacations amidst sandy beaches and spirituality, this is the place to be. Buddhism is the main religion practiced here. The mysticism of ancient traditions will certainly allure you. Colombo, its capital, is the place where time and tradition collides.
It is a city of contrasts that offer you the colonial mansions alongside the chaotic city life bustling with street food and casinos. While in Colombo, don’t miss the chance to visit the Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and Mt. Latvinia Beach. It is also one of the finest UNESCO heritage visits. Cities like Kandy and Anuradhapura have Rock fortress, ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa and Dumbulla cave temple. Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba is a famous Buddhist stupa.
Gal Vihara, a famous monument in Polonnaruwa houses a group of beautiful Buddha images showcasing Sinhalese rock carvings. Abhayagiri Dagoba is another famous Buddhidt temple. Quadrangle, World’s End, Buduruwagala, Mulkirigala Rock temples, Kandasamy Kovil are some other famous tourist attractions. Little Adam’s Peak is a must visit place in Ella which will give you some spectacular views of the region.
Known for its closeness with nature, Sri Lanka offers you exotic safaris at Yala National Park. For adrenaline rush enthusiasts, there are various trekking and hiking options available that gives you some of the spectacular views of the ocean from the island nation. Under water sports activities, sail boats and cruising, and Whale and Dolphin watching are some of the activities tourists love to do. The country is also famous for its churches and cathedrals.
Over the time, Sri Lanka has also emerged as one of the popular locations for destination weddings. Its grandiose locations, splendid sunrise and sunsets, make up for the extravagant wedding that you have been hoping for all life. The backdrops for the wedding locations can vary from the beautiful coral reefs to the extravagance of elephants gracing the event, or from the vibrant hot air balloons drifting silently to on a riverboat cruising along a river.
Famous for its Ceylon tea around the world, Sri Lanka has a number of tea plantations located all over the country. Tea plays an important role in Sri Lankan culture. Its basic cuisine is an exotic collection of British and South Indian culture. Spices are an important ingredient in all their dishes. Fish curry and mixed rice is one of the most common dishes. Their basic street foods Kotu Roti and Coconut Sambol are worth a try.
Its position around the Equator means that the climate remains fairly constant around the year. However, the best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March.