The island of Sri Lanka is known by many epithets such as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, which reflects its immense beauty and splendour. The island, though small in geographical size, hosts a variety of climates which makes several different types of holidays possible in one destination. While the hill country hosts acres and acres of tea estates, stunning mountains and a mild, cool climate, the coastal belts are ideal for beach vacations since Sri Lanka hosts some stunning surfing and snorkelling destinations. Therefore, if you find yourself here, your holiday can feel like several vacations in one and these possibilities encourage many a tourist to flock to this resplendent island.
For a classic beach holiday, opt for hotels in Chilaw which overlook the Indian Ocean. From such places, tourists can also visit nearby towns such as Puttalam which hosts one of the largest lagoons on the island, gain an insight into the coconut and salt industries, or even sail the Indian Ocean in a fishing boat. While resorts such as Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw will arrange such tours, tourists can also search the internet and find deals and offers that may best suit their needs. Tourists can also indulge in water sports, not only in Chilaw but also in other ocean-side towns such as Mirissa and Arugam Bay. The latter, for instance, is well known for surfing.
For a drastic change from the exhilaration of the coastal strip, make your way to the hill country where the lush mountains covered with tea estates will provide you with everything you need to relax and enjoy your time. When in the hill country, one can also opt to make a visit to Kandy to see the Dalada Maligawa, which is a prominent temple among Buddhists in the island. To gain a glimpse into the rich cultural and historical heritage, tourists can visit Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa where they will be able to marvel at ruins which are centuries old.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+