Travel guide to Sri Lanka – Explore the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”!

The tropical climate, pristine beaches, stunning attractions around the country, flavourful food and welcoming people tempt tourists from all over the world to visit Sri Lanka.

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Kalutara Bodhiya | Image Credit: Yoshan Bisanka, Kalutara Temple – panoramio, CC BY 3.0

The stunning southern coast

When in Sri Lanka, an essential experience is to spend time at a tranquil, beautiful beach. The beautiful southern coast attracts a plethora of tourists for exciting water sports activities like diving, surfing, and snorkelling. Weligama, Mirissa, and Unawatuna are some of the most visited southern coastal cities. While travelling along the southern coast you’ll be able to spot the art of stilt fishing too!

Kalutara Bodhiya

Located by the side of Black River, the Kalutara Bodhiya is visited by tourists and non-Buddhist locals as well. You can buy a bunch of beautiful flowers from the sellers and enter the main dome of the temple. After visiting this tranquil place, you can consider staying at a close by Kalutara resort the likes of AVANI Kalutara Resort.

The hill country

The cool climate, beautiful waterfalls and spectacular views of the hill country are adored by many a tourist who visits Sri Lanka. Adam’s Peak which is well-known for the sacred footprint of Buddha is a popular pilgrimage site among locals and tourists. You should not miss visiting Ella through picturesque tea plantations!

Wildlife safaris

If you are in Sri Lanka, you should definitely go on a wildlife safari to discover different species of animals in their natural habitats. Yala and Wilpattu National Parks are some of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka.

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Why Sri Lanka Should be Your Next Travel Destination – An Addition to your Bucket List

You’ve probably seen the saffron coasts, sparkling ocean waters, swaying coconut trees, scrumptious food and so much more flooding your Instagram or Facebook feed with everyone who has travelled to the tropical island of Sri Lanka. If those pictures weren’t convincing enough, here are some reasons why you should make it your next destination.

Climate

Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate, which means you can be blessed with rain and sunshine on one day! The weather is mostly hot and humid, making it perfect for spending the entire day on the beach or submerged in a pool.

Beaches

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach?! The south coast beaches, in particular, are easily accessible and completely breath-taking; such as Galle, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa or Kalutara. Resort choices are aplenty and those looking to stay at one such as AVANI Kalutara Resort will find that during peak season they book up quite fast!

Sun beds by the golden sandy Beach

Image Credit: AVANI Kalutara Resort

Tea

If you travel towards the central highlands, you’ll be amazed to find out cooler climates, mountains and tea estates. If you love a freshly brewed cup of tea, head over to the famous city of Nuwara Eliya.

Food

If there’s one particular thing that the locals can NOT live without, is their spice. Try out all the Sri Lankan food you can get your hungry hands on; from kottu, string hoppers, roti and the ever famous ‘rice and curry’.

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Things to Do When You’re in Kalutara – There’s More than Just Fun in the Sun

Your swimsuits should be the first items in the bag, but don’t miss out on the rest of the amazing experience. Instead, be informed and ready for more discoveries than you thought.

From the Ocean to the Freshwaters

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Photo Credit : AVANI Kalutara Resort.

Being a coastal city, Kalutara offers the ultimate beachside experience which includes jet skiing, snorkeling, swimming and diving. However, those who prefer the calm freshwater ripples are welcomed by the Kalutara Lagoon which offers plenty of wind and splashes for water sports enthusiasts before it pours in to the Indian Ocean next to the AVANI Kalutara Resort.

 

The Holy White Glow

No one misses offering tithe to the Kalutara Stupa, even if traveling by public transport. When riding by train, people flock towards the windows to proffer a handful of coins to the temple premises as the train speeds past many a Kalutara resort which lie along the coastline en route to the south of the country.

 

The Home of the Headman

Its location atop a small hill, the gurgling of the Kalu River and the mixture of eastern and western architectural patterns of the early twentieth century make the former village chief man’s residence an enchanting venue.

 

Mangosteen Madness

Mangosteen, Fruit, Fruit Photo

When the season for the purple magosteen is on, you will find vendors with little carts on either side of the road selling these delicious fruits.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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