Known across the globe as a paradise in Southeast Asia, the country of Sri Lanka is a fascinating place to visit. Filled to the brim with tropical adventures, natural beauty, interesting cuisine, and a rich history that dates back a few thousand years, you can find all of the things that make for an exotic vacation here.
For those adventurous souls who only feel alive during a hard trek or a challenging climb, you can find your way over to the Adam’s Peak mountain range – whose 2,243m ascent is considered a religious pilgrimage for the most devout. The reason for this is the legend that the Buddha’s own footprint is said to be at the top and that the sunrise and sunset here are particularly spectacular to witness.
The City of Galle
When looking for things to do in Sri Lanka, there’s a good chance that a colonial deep-dive is something you’d want to experience. Hop on over to the colonial city of Galle, where there are well-preserved examples of the kinds of colonialism you wanted to see. Impressive Dutch architecture is easy to find here, along with a majestic fort that contains weaponry and long-standing breaths from times long past.
Speaking of things you’d want to experience, there is absolutely no way you should leave the country without spending some time on a beach! In that regard, there’s no finer place to visit than Bentota on the southwestern coast, where magnificent beaches lie. It’s also a popular nightlife destination, with luxury accommodations and affordable lodgings to be found.
In between all of your hopping between the various coasts and towns, the city of Colombo is there as the central hub and beating heart of the country. While accommodation with partners like Browns Hotels & Resorts is not a difficult thing to achieve, sometimes the reliability of a solid metropolitan center is just what you need to organize and get an idea of the people and feel of the country.