Sri Lanka is a beautiful island. What makes it stand out among other tropical resort destinations in the world is its sheer versatility. A mere bus ride in any direction will bring you to places that you never expected to discover, and each experience is brand new. Here are the top five tips on how to make the most of your travels around the island.
1. Eat Local Food
Sri Lankan food is delicious and, in most cases, inexpensive. Eat it all. If you want to eat food that is not local, you should keep that for hotel buffets. The best hotels in Sri Lanka are well known for their fusion buffets. But when you are on the road, eat from local places.
2. Ride a Tuk-Tuk
Metered tuk-tuks are available throughout the country. If the tuk-tuk isn’t metered haggle for the price before you get in. it’s the best way to see the cities.
3. Travel By Train
The trains may be slow but take them whenever you can. Sri Lanka boasts some of the most scenic train rides in the world.
4. Visit Sigiriya
Climb Sigiriya if you are in Sri Lanka. the locals call it the eighth wonder of the world and you will see why.
5. Make a Day Trip to Galle
Large hotel chains such as Aitken Spence Hotels have properties all over the country. Stay amidst the luxuries when you go to Galle and spend the day exploring the Dutch Fort. It is a thing of beauty.