Captivating beaches, stunning shorelines, resilient people, awe-inspiring natural beauty with a flavour of South Asia culture and lifestyle – Sri Lanka is a diamond sitting on the top of a gorgeous crown.
As the sun rises in Tangalla, you will be struck with such depths of amazing splendour amidst a golden beach which seems retains its mystery and individuality. Take a bare foot walk as you cross the sprawling coconut trees and make way to the historic Rest House built in 1774. Experience the spirituality of Buddhism with a visit to the temple and the Mulkirigala Rock Temples that carry with themselves some amazing artefacts from the 18th century including paintings of sinners and Pali manuscripts. The lazy beaches are a perfect treat for the summer and a place to unwind and let go of the worries of the world.
A change in terrain and landscape comes easy when you’re in Sri Lanka; visit the hill country village of Ella to spend some days nestled between the beauties of a luscious valley. This area hosts some of the most highly rated guesthouses across the nation.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand at the World’s End? The name sounds a bit strange but this site is strangely wonderful. Right at the end of the Horton’s Plain Plateau awaits a view which you may have never seen before, take your camera with you but try to live in the moment as you gaze upon the flora of the area.
Sri Lanka’s natural habitats have remained largely secure and safe from the ravaging development activities that have harmed the homelands of majestic creatures in some countries. The Uda Walawe National Park is home to herds of elephants, giant squirrels, the spotted deer and wild buffalos which live in the area. The park provides ample opportunities for visitors to witness the animals in their natural habitat due to high visibility. It is the perfect opportunity to bask in the natural riches of Sri Lanka and appreciate it for the little things.
Don’t forget to visit the ruins of Anuradhapura which are like a goldmine for any archaeology enthusiast. This mesmerizing site will not only captivate your senses but also evoke an inexplicable feeling of travelling to the past with some shadows of déjà vu. The holy places and temples of Anuradhapura which can be traced back to a rule which spanned one thousand years are enchanting, to say the least, and hold within themselves the heart and soul of Sri Lanka.
Check out this 5-day itinerary for this amazing country in South Asia and make the most of your trip!
The Serene Sri Lanka Tour
Day 1 – Arrival in Colombo and city tour
Day 2 – Visit Tangalla and the rock temple
Day 3 – Trip to Horton’s Plain Plateau and adjoining areas
Day 4 – Uda Walawe National Park
Day 5 – Lounging on the beaches of Kandy