Amazing golden beaches beside azure ocean waters, mist shrouded mountains cloaked in emerald, untamed wilds steeped in mystery; you may think these are all elements from different destinations, but in fact, they can all be experienced while exploring the enchanting island of Sri Lanka! Tours around this relatively small nation offer a wondrous amount of things to see and places to discover each with their own story to tell.
One of the unique qualities of Sri Lanka is the fact that one can experience such diverse landscapes within easy reach of each other. Getting to and from each destination and organising accommodation can be quite time-consuming though. Ideally look to get the assistance of local tour operators such as Walkers Tours who will organise your trip including visits to the places that interest you.
So what makes Sri Lanka so beautiful? Visit the South or West Coasts and discover pristine beaches fringed by palm trees. Amidst this laidback coastal atmosphere witness mesmerising sunsets as you get ready to party the night away. Move up to the East Coast and the beaches are equally impressive, though instead of sunsets, they offer the perfect vantage point to see a captivating sunrise.
Head to the hills where ancient mountains tower above the landscape, covered in mist and the rich greens of age-old forests or tea bushes growing along the slopes. Explore natural sanctuaries such as the Knuckles Mountain Range or Horton Plains National Park and immerse yourself in nature that is perfect and pristine. Amidst the mountains, you will also find various waterfalls with their sparkling white colour providing a wonderful contrast to the deep green that surrounds them.
Plan a safari to one of the island’s National Parks and get a chance to see Sri Lanka’s wild side! Be it leopards in Yala, elephants in Minneriya or stunning birdlife in Kumana, each national park offers diverse experiences that let you enjoy the exotic beauty of this magical land.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.