Visit Srilanka - For Tea Gardens, Beaches, Temples, and Scenic Beauty!
Srilanka is an island nation in south Asia. Emerald tea gardens, golden beaches, romantic landscapes, lush forests, and spectacular natural beauty characterize this tear-dropped shaped island nation.
One of the country’s most iconic sites is Nine Arch Bridge in the mountain town of Ella. Another important site is Mihintale, it is a mountain near the town of Anuradhapura. It’s believed that on this mountain top a Buddhist monk named Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa and the meeting introduced Buddhism to the country. While in Srilanka, visitors must check out - Temple of the Tooth. The temple contains one of Buddha’s teeth. Also, visit Yala National Park, which features Srilankan wildlife including leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and crocodiles. The park has the highest density of leopards in the world. Spend few days at Nuwara Eliya, a charming hill town. Visit Kandy for tea plantations and spice gardens. Also, visit Anuradhapura for historical treasures and monasteries. Go to Ella for its waterfalls and natural splendour. To savour the most mesmerizing sunrise in the whole of Srilanka, make a trip to Adams Peak. The place is also known for Sri Pada (Sacred footprints of Buddha). Travelers, planning a trip to Srilanka are suggested to book tickets in advance to enjoy discounts on flights to Srilanka. Top Destinations in Srilanka
Colombo - Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Srilanka. Must visit attractions here include - Beddagana Wetland Park, Diyatha Uyana, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Colombo Dutch Museum, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, and National Museum of Colombo.
Kandy - Nestled in the midst of hills in the heart of Canada, Kandy is popular tourist destination. It is one of the country’s most significant cultural and religious centers. Top places to check out here include - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Giragama Tea Plantation, Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and Dalada Maligawa Museum.
Nuwara Eliya - This serene hill station offers mesmerizing landscape. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate - it’s the coolest area in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is often called the mini London as British settlers built their holiday bungalows here. While here, travelers are suggested to - Take a boat ride on Gregory Lake, enjoy a stroll in Victoria Park, roam the winter market, eat strawberries at Adma Agro Farm, and visit Pedro Tea Estate.Famous Festivals and Events in Srilanka
Vesak Poya - Festival of Lights - It is celebrated in the month of March. Kandy Esala Poya Perahera - celebrates the arrival of the Buddha Tooth Relic to the famous Temple of the Tooth. Poson Poya Festival - Held in June, this festival celebrates the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Maha Shivarathri - It takes place in June and is the celebration of the Hindu god Shiva. Sinhala and Tamil New Year - It is generally celebrated in April. Deepavali - It is celebrated in October/November as a victory of light over darkness. During this festival (Deepavali), the Goddess of wealth is welcomed to homes decorated with kolam and lit lamps.Interesting Facts about Srilanka
- Sri Lanka is the world’s largest tea exporter.
- Sri Lanka is the first country where the first lady was elected to the post of Prime Minster.
- The most common meal in Sri Lanka is spicy curry with rice and a side dish of vegetables.
- The country has plenty of waterfalls, the majority of Sri Lanka’s electricity is hydro-powered.
- Sri Lanka has two nicknames: the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and the “Teardrop of India” because of its shape.
Tricks to Get Cheap Flight Tickets to Srilanka
Try flying in a budget airline.
Book Srilanka flight tickets at-least 3 months in advance.
Be super flexible with your travel dates.
Buy a package deal including lodging/rental car, this will help you save. Best Time to Visit Srilanka
Sri Lanka is a year-round tropical destination. However, two monsoon seasons affect different sides of the country. From October to February monsoon rains affect the country’s northeast, then pour from April to September in the southwest. January, February, March and April are the best months of the year to visit Sri Lanka when most parts of it are not affected by monsoon. It is suggested to book Srilanka tickets in advance t avoid paying more at the last minute.Share your Travel Experience
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