Post Card From Sri Lanka, Discover the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

July 21, 2016 | By More
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Let Us Share Exclusive Travel Secrets of Beautiful Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place that is rightfully recognized as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’.   Sri Lanka is attracting the interest of more and more travelers across the globe thanks to its scenic beauty and courteous culture. Sri Lanka is a handsome and exotic destination alive with striking culture, distinctive language, nature, wildlife, picturesque landscape, beaches and tradition.

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With a great climate and charming nature, Sri Lanka is a great destination for travelers.  Let’s have a close look at some of the exclusive secrets of Sri Lanka that every traveler should know:

Tea Hills 

Sri Lanka Tea Plantations
As the 3rd biggest producing tea country in the world, the tea hills of Sri Lanka are a major attraction for the tourists in the country.  Every traveler who enjoys a good cup of tea will be curious and excited to explore Sri Lank’s tea hills.  Sri Lanka’s hill country is a must-see if you are planning to visit the country because of its spectacular scenery and lush tea plantations.  Pure Ceylon Tea produced in Sri Lanka is said to be the premium tea produced anyplace in the world. Hatton and Haputale are small towns in Sri Lanka which are famous for Ceylon tea plantations.

Adam’s Peak

Adam’s peak is one of the most sacred sites in the world and a treasure for travelers to Sri Lanka. It’s a 2,243 meter (7,360 ft) tall conical mountain situated in central Sri Lanka. Adam’s peak is also known as Sri Pada. The Peak is also called Samanalakande or the butterfly mountain. According to Buddhist tradition, Sri Pada (or sacred footprint) is considered to be the footprint of the Buddha; or in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic tradition that of Adam, and in Christian tradition that of St. Thomas the Apostle. Adam’s peak is Sri Lanka’s most salient natural landmarks and one of its most renowned places of pilgrimage. The pilgrimage season starts in December and ends with the Vesak festival in May.

Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya Rock Sri Lanka                          Sigiriya is a 5th century rock fortress situated in the central Matale District close to the town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site currently the site is a perfect conserved example for urban planning, water engineering, horticulture and arts. The rock fortress has major archaeological importance and draws thousands of tourists every year.  It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka. The fortress is composed of bits and pieces of a ruined palace, bounded by a widespread network of fortifications, huge gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. The travelers will get a chance to see this magnificent sight from the sky and it can be a breathtaking experience.

Pristine Beaches

Sri Lanka Beaches

Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for beach lovers and beach holidays. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka’s many sun-kissed and tropical beaches. Spend some time lazing on a gorgeous and tranquil beach in Sri Lanka. Pristine beaches in Sri Lanka make available to travelers a relaxing escape from daily work, stresses and tensions. Sri Lanka has many fine-looking beaches for your retreat and some of the most magnificent beaches along Sri Lanka’s extravagant coastline are Hikkaduwa Beach, Unawatuna Beach, Nilaveli Beach, Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach, Arugam Bay Beach, Negombo Beach, Galle Face Green, Kalpitiya Beach, Tangalle Beach, Bentota Beach, Uppuveli Beach, Mirissa Beach, etc.

Waterfalls                                       

Travelers are able to come across many striking Waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The country is home to more than 100 waterfalls, mostly positioned in the Hill Country. A number of the waterfalls are man-made but they are still pleasing to the eye.  Most of the waterfalls are surrounded by lush green forests and rocky terrain. Many of the waterfalls in Sri Lanka are inaccessible and the accessible waterfalls are really magical. Baker’s falls, Rawana Ella, Bopath Ella, Dunhinda Falls, St Clair’s Falls, Devon Falls, Ramboda Falls, Kirindi Ella, Diyaluma Falls, Bambarakanda Falls, etc are few of the immaculate and gorgeous Sri Lankan waterfalls.

Wildlife
Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world for exploring wildlife. In spite of its small size, Sri Lanka boasts top rates of biological endemism whether in plants or animals. It is an ideal place for wildlife safari lovers as Sri Lankan wildlife safaris present you with an opportunity to see Asian elephants, sloth bears, leopards, sambar, wild buffaloes, red slender Loris, countless birds, Toque Macaque, Purple-faced Langur, cetaceans, mighty blue whales, sperm whales, lively dolphins and the list goes on.

Wildlife tours in Sri Lanka occur inside the country’s national parks and remember that some of them are documented as World Heritage Sites. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Yala West (Ruhuna) National Park, Uda Walawe National Park, Wasgomuwa National Park, Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks, Wilpattu National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, etc. are some of the wildlife locations to enjoy for wildlife enthusiast.

Other Exciting Activities in Sri Lanka for Travelers

Sri Lanka is a paradise for travelers and the country offers plenty of options from sun kissed beach holidays to a lengthy wildlife watching.  Sri Lanka now encourages adventure sports tourism as well.  Heritage Sites located in Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla draws many tourists around the world to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka also welcomes plenty of pilgrimage travelers every year with its famous religious sites including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu, Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman Temple, Gangarama Temple, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, and many more.

Budhist Temple Sri Lanka

White water rafting, fishing, shopping, camping, Sliding & confidence jump, Water fall abseiling, Mountain biking, Hiking & trekking, skiing including water skiing and jet skiing, etc are some other preferred activities that attract travelers to Sri Lanka.

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