If you are Indian travelers who are looking for a must-visit nearby place in South Asia, the beautiful island country of Sri Lanka can be beyond your expectations. But why can we say that? There are 5 main reasons why Sri Lanka should show up in your bucket list and we will reveal them all in this post. Keep reading, shall we?
1. Sri Lanka can be visited around the year
It is not a coincidence that we put this reason on the top. Wherever you travel to, you do want to enjoy a journey with a clear sky with no rain and strong wind or storm, right? If the answer is yes, Sri Lanka is definitely worth your visit.
Unlike other countries in the area, this tropical island has a unique climate that makes Sri Lanka become a year-round destination. Located in the Indian Ocean and near the Equator, the country is affected by two main monsoon seasons (the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon). They occur alternately in a year, which means the weather is usually good in a specific part of the island.
For example, if you visit Sri Lanka during the autumn months (from December to April) you can move to the southern and western sides for dry, bright weather, as the northern and eastern regions experience rain showers at this time.
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2. Breathtaking landscapes throughout the country
Renowned as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is proud to offer Indian visitors unforgettable experiences while exploring its 8 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include: Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Ancient City of Sigiriya, Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Rangiri Cave Temple in Dambulla, Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Sacred City of Kandy, Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
Moreover, Sri Lanka is also blessed with other untouched landscapes from the majestic mountains, stunning waterfalls to lush forest and beautiful nature trails. You can indulge yourself in the outstanding vistas when discovering the Kirigalpoththa near the city of Nuwara Eliya, the Knuckles Mountain Range in Matale, or hiking at the famous Demodara Rail, the iconic Nine Arches Bridge in Ella.
Other than that, this island is home to plenty of ancient temples dating back for hundreds of years with one-of-a-kind architecture. You can take this chance to learn more about Sri Lanka's history and culture. The most well-known pagodas you can visit in Sri Lanka are Sri Dalada Maligawa, Seema Malaka Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple, Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple, Rumassala Temple and so on.
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3. Stunning beaches and exciting underwater activities
Needless to say that Sri Lanka is a true heaven for beach lovers. With a special position between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, this island is considered to possess an endless coast, where you can find several most pristine beaches in Asia.
Sri Lanka's beaches will mesmerize you with its picturesque beauty of unspoiled long sands, the sparkling turquoise waters, or with the images of lush palm trees swaying in the breeze when the sunset. If you want to enjoy peaceful beach scenes, Mirissa is highly recommended. This wonderful beach in the southern region is also a perfect place to watch whales and dolphins, especially during the period from October to May.
Want something more fascinating? Best beach parties can be found in Unawatuna Beach while Bentota, Arugam Bay or Hikkaduwa are better suited for water activities such as surfing, kite surfing, and para-cycling. Bentota beach also offers you and your family a great opportunity to visit the popular Turtle Hatchery and see what locals do to protect some endangered sea turtles.
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4. The wildlife biodiversity on Sri Lanka is amazing
Another highlight of Sri Lanka is its rich biodiversity. You can not only dive to watch whales and dolphins at Sri Lanka's beaches but also see other animals here. This small South Asian island is regarded as one of the largest elephant gathering sites in the world.
The Udawalawe National Park is home to more than 1000 wild elephants where you can see elephants throughout the year. Plus, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage place in the northwest of the town of Kegall, Sri Lanka is also an ideal destination for you to witness these gentle mammals bathing and playing.
Apart from that, you can visit some national parks in Sri Lanka such as the Minneriya National Park, Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park... which preserve a lot of other wild animals comprising deer, purple-faced langur monkeys, leopard, bears, mongoose, wild boar, water buffalo, peacocks and a variety of other bird species.
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5. Sri Lankan food is the best in the area
Last but not least is Sri Lanka cuisine. You cannot say you know about any country if you don't taste its food for once, especially with a marvelous island nation like Sri Lanka.
Seafood in Sri Lanka is the best in the Indian Ocean area. This is what world-wide visitors said after their trip to the country. You can savor the fresh seafood in every corner of Sri Lanka, from high-quality restaurants to local food stalls along the beach. The most delicious seafood you can try in Sri Lanka is tuna, crab, lobster, shrimp, fish maws, Beche-de-Mer or sea cucumber, cuttlefish, squids, and sprats.
For Indian travelers, you will even have a chance to try another version of curry. Sri Lankan curry is really different compared to Indian curry from the ingredient to the recipe. Dhal curry (lentil curry) and Sour fish curry are considered among the must-eat dishes when you come to the island of Sri Lanka.
This country is also known as a spice producer with exotic spices you hardly find in any place in this world. There are many types of spices you can buy in Sri Lanka such as Curry leaves, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Chili Peppers, Cardamom, Cloves, Turmeric, Nutmeg, and Mace...
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