Sri Lanka- The paragon of island country of Indian Ocean where one can relive nature in its purest form. Each and every part of this country feels like expediting into a large tropical rainforest. I can say this from my experience of waking up to the chirping sound of birds to seeing elephants waking on the main roads. It will definitely make you feel like living amongst nature. Another fascinating part of this country is how cooler hill country, tea plantations and warmer beaches co-exist. One can surely get the best of both worlds in this island country.
Hence be it you visiting this country on a vacation or simply living in this country, Sri Lanka will definitely make you fall in love with this place again and again. Here, I will jot down few things that I simply love about Sri Lanka, you can see for yourself why this island is that amazing.
10 listed things that I absolutely love about Sri Lanka:
1. Geniality of Sri Lankan people:
The best thing about this island is its people, always warm and welcoming. Every stranger you encounter in the street will surely wave a hello towards you. Isn’t that simply amazing? Hence if visiting Sri Lanka for the first time, definitely opt for homestays to live with local and try local cuisine, surely they will make you feel at home.
2. Wildlife experiences:
Two things which tops the list when it comes to wildlife touring in Sri Lanka, one is the Kaudullu National Park and other is the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. From TukTuk safari to open jeep wildlife safaris, or be it breakfast with the elephants to simply being playful with them, this island has it all.
How can you amiss the diversified food delicacies of this island? Being colourful to palatable it can surely take you to a worthwhile ride. Local fruits to local delicacies namely Sri Lankan omelette, local noisy kothu, pineapple curry and hoppers as breakfast, this island offer it all. Alongside local indulgences of food, there is also must try the local beer namely lion beer.
Sri Lanka being natures paradise, places like NuwaraEliya or little England or Ella-backpackers hub, holds true to its nature. Another way of experiencing nature is tree house stay experience or going for waterfall hikes. One of the place namely Back of beyond Dehigaha Ela you can exploit it both.
Another loving part of Sri Lanka is the train ride from Kandy to Ella which is one of the most scenic and enticing journeys of the world. This 5-hour journey which can be experienced in mere few bucks can be best exploited by hanging out of the train.
Tea drinking is one of the important parts of Sri Lankan culture and is one of top producers of tea in the world. From taking factory tours to estate stays to tea sipping, it is worthwhile experiences.
7. Historical explorations:
History here in Sri Lanka is hidden in its ancient ruins and temples. Buddha Statues in Dambulla caves, Temple of the tooth in Kandy or the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are few named places worth exploring for some history rewinding.
This island country is full of hiking expeditions which are unique in its own way. Hiking the pilgrimage Adam peak, sunset hike to pidurangalu, tea plantation climb in Lipton’s seat in Haputale are few named hikes worth a try.
Another interesting yet adventurous thing to do here in Sri Lanka is the climbing of Syria Rock. Amidst the jungle, this climb is surely a experience for an adrenaline rush.
Fascinating yet unique to Sri Lanka are the palm tree swings. The beach in Unawatuna are famous to offer such swings in mere few dollars and free of cost if staying in Dream Cabana guest house.