Sri Lanka the land of sun-kissed beaches, extensive wildlife, pumping adventure and ancient cities. The island is nothing short of magnificent with its green environment, golden sand beaches and romantic landscape. The land also holds historical importance in various areas of the country.
Sri Lankan cuisine comprises of boiled or steamed rice, served with curry mostly chicken or mutton assisted by Vegetables, lentils, or fruits.
Must add Dambulla Cave temple to your bucket list, the place offers its tourists with murals and statues, preserved within the cave are 150 statues of Buddha, the place holds extraordinary cultural artefacts. Perhaps one of the long lost ancient remains is the place Sigiriya Rock Fortress, It is one of the dramatic sights in the country, don’t miss out the view from the top of the island, The vegetation around the place, all this make you fall in love with this place.
Go a bit more detour to find yourself in Yala national park spotting leopards. It is home to the most number of leopards in the world. Though it is extinct in most of the places around the world, the country has been able to manage to keep them safe. A visit to such gorgeous places will make your trip unforgettable.
Unawatuna is a backdrop of white sand spread lavishly on the beach this small seaside town of Unawatuna is a great place to unwind. With various other snorkelling and diving operators in town, visitors take advantage of the bountiful exploration at the coral reefs. Colourful fish and turtles are populated in these waters. There are good options for dining along the beach, greeting visitors to use their sun loungers and relax with the warm sun with a cooling drink in hand.
Galle Fort decorated with cobblestoned alleyways and streets within the Fort. Today the area is furnished with modern restaurants, luxury hotels, clothing, and souvenir shops. As traditional snake charmers and buskers crowd the seawall. The fort was not such a cosmopolitan spot. A fort was built by the Portuguese and the Dutch seized control of Galle, also the enormous sea wall that lines the fort. Galle Fort is an amazing example of a mixture of European and Asian architecture.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Description- started in 1975 located near Kandy. Number of elephants are increasing, including baby elephants by the breeding program. An Orphanage for the wounded and abandoned elephants with a healthy schedule of feeding and bathing
LKR2500 for adults
LKR1250 for children
much cheaper for Sri Lankan locals.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How to get there:
Take train towards Kandy Get off at Rambukkana station then catch a bus to Kegeale or take a tuk-tuk.