Best Travel Destinations in Sri Lanka – Traverse the picturesque landscapes

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Being a tropical and an incredibly diverse island in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers all leisure travellers with everything ranging from stunning beaches, tea plantations and wildlife-packed national parks.

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa beach Sri Lanka | Image Credit - dronepicr CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Mirissa beach Sri Lanka | Image Credit – dronepicr CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

When talking about the southern coast of Sri Lanka, you should not miss visiting the pristine beach of Mirissa. It is one of the quietest beach hideaways which has found extra popularity as a whale watching hotspot among tourists. From gorgeous sunsets to exotic marine life, there are plenty of things to see and do in Mirissa.

Tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya

Tea plantations Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka | Image Credit - Alexey Komarov, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Tea plantations Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka | Image Credit – Alexey Komarov, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Also Known as the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is home to impressive lush green tea plantations. When it comes to one of the best things to in Nuwara Eliya, embarking on an amazing tea tour is recommended. You will get a chance to indulge in a tea memorable tasting experience which would involve drinking tea without milk.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya | Image Credit - Bernard Gagnon CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Sigiriya | Image Credit – Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Sigiriya is one of the fascinating sites located in the Matale district. In the 5th century, the city gained utmost popularity when King Kashyapa converted the site into a fortress. You’ll certainly be mesmerized seeing the giant rock palace against the backdrop of lush green surroundings and clear blue skies.

Yala

Chamkrat [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Chamkrat [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
If you visit Sri Lanka and don’t go on a wildlife safari, you’ve made a huge mistake! For those who wish to spot a leopard, there will be no better place than the Yala National Park. It is home to approximately 40 leopards and it is recognized as one of the top holiday destinations in Sri Lanka. This dry zone park is just one of the rustic wildlife reserves Connaissance de Ceylan and other leading tour operators in Sri Lanka cover.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler.

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