South Asian countries are getting high on the tourism charts, and much of it has to be credited to the development in the area. One of the offbeat and probably a better choice than others has to be Sri Lanka. This tropical country is unique in its own ways, starting from the weather to the history and culture. Not to forget, the wildlife and natural beauty is probably beyond what you have seen in other parts of the world. So, what are the things you need to know? Here’s a quick and easy guide to help your travel plans.
Places to see- Colombo
While Sri Lanka isn’t a very big country, there are quite a few places of interest. Most international tourist arrives at Colombo, which is the commercial capital and the largest city. Apart from the city life, you will fall in love with museums and galleries, which are many in number, while the seafood is just as good. If you move 20 minutes away from the city, you will reach Mount Lavinia, which is a pretty decent place for a drink and some great food for all kinds of budget.
Places to see- Others
If you are in the Hambantota District, you can see the town, which is quite an experience. You can also come to Galle, and stay at one of the neighboring beach resort villages for some local kind of fun. Known for being the home to a tooth of the Buddha, Kandy is the cultural capital of the country and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here, you will also find an elephant orphanage, where you can see elephants in the open sans any restrictions. For those who love weather, Nuwara Eliya is the place to be with the coolest climate and great tea plantations. Anuradhapura is also a popular choice among tourists for the ancient ruins of capitals, which have been partially restored. Then there are places like Ratnapura and Jaffna, which are equally good.
What to know?
When you are planning voyage Sri Lanka, the best idea is to keep your itinerary in hand, because if you plan things well, you can cover most of the places in a span of 15 days. There are some tour services, which are worth a check, as you can completely customize the tour according to your needs. Similar to many tourist places, Sri Lankan locals too charge tourists highly, and sometimes, the hotel rates can be insane, especially in places like Kandy and Colombo. The best idea is to ensure that you have everything planned in advance, especially the hotels, resorts, wildlife packages (if any), and flights. You can consult your operator to find the kind of information they have on the current weather, although Sri Lanka mostly has the same kind of mixed tropical weather.
Not to forget, do carry your sunscreen, sunglasses and umbrella as the sun and showers are equally odd and can surprise in any time of the day. Have fun!