Want to travel and also not travel that far? If such is your bafflement, then Sri Lanka seems to be your only true redemption! Sri Lanka being the closest country to the Indian subcontinent, is a no-less paradise as it’s surrounded by waters, literally on all sides!
Trust us, the aura you inhale and the vision you became patrons to charm you with the ultimate blend of culturally rich traditions and beauty no less mesmerising! You truly truly entail the pleasures of being a tourist in a foreign land but what the country has to offer is rather indigenous and homely. After all, had it not been for the Palk Street, Sri Lanka would have been a part of India only!
Sri Lanka Tour Packages
|Sri Lanka Tours||Duration||Price(in INR)|
|7 Days, 6 Nights||45,112|
|5 Days, 4 Nights||64,321|
|10 Days, 9 Nights||45,654|
|5 Days, 4 Nights||54,435|
|8 Days, 7 Nights||65,432|
The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April/May to September. Well, these months aren’t too dry, neither will they make you experience the torrential rain!
The easiest way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a flight from India and reaching on the same day only. One can also reach Sri Lanka by Road or even Train. However, being a separate island country away from India, Sri Lanka is completely inaccessible by train and road. One can reach the country by Sea as well!
Well, well, aren’t you already intrigued by the growing rampage that’s booming across this country being an amazing tourist destination?! If yes, then scroll through, read more!
- Yala National Park
This particular National Park is a treat to all the wildlife lovers. Isn’t it enticing to watch birds cooing in their melodious sounds and elephants playing with water, while raising the same in their trunks? Seriously, what a wow! You can drive along the National park and also barbeque under the stars. The Yala National Park houses a number of animals and birds- truly the best gifts from Nature! You can drive down to the Park from Colombo. Another way is by taking a bus to Tissamaharama.
- Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay does more than justice to the 1600 km coastline of Sri Lanka with its turquoise waters. With crystal clear skies right above you and slanting coconut trees right next, your adrenaline is sure to rush you into surfing and other exciting water sports and activities. It is on the southeast coast around 320 km from Colombo.
Once a colonial accomplishment, Colombo is a true marker of indigenous blend with cultural influence. The capital city is completely influenced by the West and so says its food, architecture and the arts. The capital city welcomes you with its museums, Buddhist temples, etc. Colombo is a coastal city with a large green space and beach area right in the heart of the city separating an area called Fort from the Indian Ocean. It’s the city’s public playground and an exciting place to visit, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
Kandy was initially the capital city of the Sri Lankan royal dynasty before the colonial period. The National Museum of Kandy should be on your must-visit list even before you are actually in the country. The museum illustrates the story of the region and its people via exhibits and artefacts. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic nearby is a very holy Buddhist shrine.
- Udawalawe National Park
It’s a huge park in the southern part of the country. One can see a large number of elephants here, as they dominate the wildlife population. Other animals include crocodiles, water buffalo and more. Leopards are known to be found here but not that easy a task to spot! There are also monkeys and a good number of deer and other small mammals. Also, an excellent place for bird-watching. There are some small accommodations and guesthouses across from and even inside Udawalawe. This makes a one-day trip easy for you as travellers.
The city of Galle is about a two-hour drive from Colombo- thanks to the superhighways. Galle Fort is filled with boutique hotels, shops, and restaurants with real residents in them. The entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fort is meant to be visited on foot. And the best part is being surrounded by sea on all three sides. The city is also surrounded by some amazing beaches.
To the art and history lover is you, the ancient relics, temples and statues are sure to charm you to the utmost core. The area is unique, as there’s a small modern town adjacent to an ancient one. Ruins are not all that you visit therefore. The striking spot here is an ancient tree, called The Sri Maha Bodhi. The tree is believed to be the world’s oldest living tree planted by a human.
- Adam’s Rock
The mountain top has a sacred rock formation. Here, pilgrims traditionally climb to the summit in the night time, only to see sunrise as the first thing in the morning. While on your way above up to the rock, your trekking brings you to this ultimate mystery where a footprint merely makes you think profoundly on the lines of the same being that of Adam, Buddha or even Lord Shiva. Best time for this trekking adventure is between May and December.
A brief Conclusion
Sri Lanka as a country is primely located, making it an ideal tourist spot. What more can one think and demand of after all?! From wildlife, to various exciting water activities to museums depicting the rich cultural heritage to exciting beaches and soulful sunset spots and temples- the country is surely a piece of heaven on Earth.
However, if all of this couldn’t convince you into booking your tickets to Sri Lanka, then what will?