Following the tragic Easter bombings in 2019, Sri Lanka is showing signs of recovery including its tourism industry. As an added boost, US-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure ranked the country first on its ‘The 15 Best Islands in the World’. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit!
- South Coast Beaches
The island’s south coast is blessed with some truly amazing beaches easy to experience be it from resorts in Hikkaduwa or hotels in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. In fact, the latter destination also has a rich heritage which is a part of the south coast’s charm and online sites like Travel Kalutara are great resources to find out what’s on offer.
- The Call of the Wild
Wildlife abounds in Sri Lanka, especially at its national parks including Yala, Wilpattu, Minneriya and Udawalawe; here you will find everything from leopards, monkeys and elephants to sloth bears, crocodiles and a large variety of birds. Additionally, along the island’s coast, you can see whales and dolphins too!
- Mountain Sanctuaries
The country’s central region is home to enchanting destinations set amidst mist-shrouded mountains and slopes covered in emerald tea bushes. Must visit sites such as Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ella are perfect for nature lovers and are full of old world colonial charm.
- Adventure-filled Activities
Those seeking some thrilling activities also have much to look forward to; snorkel and dive at sites where you will find colourful coral and marine life, surf the waves at Arugam Bay or hang-on tight on a rip-roaring white water rafting experience at Kitulgala!