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.

Kalutara Bodhiya | Image Credit: Yoshan Bisanka, <a href="">Kalutara Temple - panoramio</a>, <a href="" rel="license">CC BY 3.0</a>

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.

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. Google+