Things to do in Sri Lanka
Perfect for adventure-enthusiasts and romance seekers, Sri Lanka is more than just its spectacular looks. From elephant sanctuaries to jungle safaris, sumptuous cuisines, spiritual Buddhist temples, sun-washed beaches- you have plenty of activities in Sri Lanka to indulge in. It explains why Marco Polo called Sri Lanka the “Most Beautiful Island in the World”. You can tick off your bucket list as the island gives you a perfect holiday essence with beautiful resorts, nature's charisma and meticulous services. Experience the oneness with Buddhism and chant Buddhist mantra to feel a sense of calm surrounding you. Here are the top three things to do in Sri Lanka:
Brace yourself for “Little England” tea plantations: Visit “Little England” in Sri Lanka, the former colonial retreat of Nuwara Eliya. Take a bicycle ride through the winding roads of the tea plantations or you may choose a wine tour in the surrounding. The vineyards and plantations will leave a lasting impression on the minds. It is great to know how the Ceylon teas had a crucial role in contributing to the Sri Lankan rich culture. Furthermore, seldom tea drinkers will find it intriguing to know that tea can be used for many purposes other than drinking, like for therapeutic massages, culinary lessons and rejuvenating herbal treatment.
Go offbeat with wild activities- water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing: Adrenaline junkies will find reasons to anchor their dreams here. Take the offbeat path and go on a quest for unlimited fun by taking part in water rafting in the frenzy water of the Kelani River, surfing the wild waves of Mirissa, rock climbing the Knuckles Mountain range, kite surfing or mountain biking on Negombo beach, and much more. Sri Lanka is, indeed a thrill seekers' paradise so you should buckle up for some adrenaline-packed moments here. Make sure that you book your activities beforehand to avoid the rush of the peak season. A camera will be the best companion on a trip like this.
Visit the World Heritage Sites: UNESCO has registered several world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. The island claims to have 8 different and unique sites flanked across the island country. The popular names include the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple, sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Kandy, the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, Dutch fortifications at Galle, Polonnaruwa the Sinharaja forest reserve. When touring the beautiful sites, you should take a guide with you who can educate you about the places in details. The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is well-preserved and is also inscribed in the World Heritage Site list that comprises of the Horton Plains National Park, Peak Wilderness Protected Area and the Knuckles Conservations Forest.