Referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has earned this title due to its exotic beauty and cultural heritage. The island has something for every type of traveller!
Cultural and historical heritage
The depth of culture in Sri Lanka is recognized by UNESCO, which has declared several different World Heritage Sites in the country. The history of this tiny island spans well beyond 2000 years! The most visited heritage site is the rock fortress, Sigiriya, which is often referred to as one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.
The food in Sri Lanka is a unique combination of influence from the Arabs, Indians, Chinese and Malay traders. Every dish is truly spectacular, with a different mix of herbs, spices and flavours.
A green paradise with amazing opportunities to witness wildlife in their natural habitat, the beautifully maintained nature reserves and wildlife parks are a must-visit. The need to conserve the environment has been deeply ingrained in Sri Lanka’s traditional society, since the 3rd BC when the world’s first wildlife sanctuary was established by a Buddhist monarch. As you plan your trip with Epic Sri Lanka Holidays, ensure it includes experiencing wildlife too!
The citizens of Sri Lanka are known throughout the globe as being extremely friendly, constantly smiling and exceedingly helpful! As a multicultural country, it’s truly a warm feeling to witness religions and culture come together.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+