With more than 2000 years of history, Sri Lanka is an island nation with a rich cultural heritage. The most interesting fact about this country is that it houses eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a relatively smaller area. It also offers diverse natural features, ranging from beautiful coasts to the enchanting rainforests. While touring Sri Lanka, you would also get the chance to discover the island country's mouth-watering cuisine that comprises of countless delicacies.
Food in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan cuisine makes a generous use of fish, meat, spices, and vegetables, which is evident in dishes like Fish Ambul Thiyal, Kukul Mas Curry, and Wambatu Moju. You would get the opportunity to get treated with some tasty delights during your holidays in Sri Lanka at the Sea Fish Restaurant in the country’s capital, Colombo. Its extensive menu consists of several lip-smacking delicacies like the Negombo Prawn Curry and Chilli Crab.
Tourist attractions in Sri Lanka
You can find many places in Sri Lanka worth visiting during your holiday. Among them is Ella, a small town located in the Uva province. It features hills that are covered with tea plantations and cloud forests. The hill station Nuwara Eliya still retains its colonial features with heritage buildings, gentlemen's clubs and a golf course. Another beautiful place to visit is the Adam's Peak, a heritage site and biodiversity hotspot.
Fun activities in Sri Lanka
The national parks of Sri Lanka such as the Yala National Park are ideal places to enjoy wildlife safaris. The fascinating areas like Haputale and Diyatalawa provide a base to go for hiking and trekking activities. You would also love the whale-watching trips in a trawler boat, which allows you to spot the Spinner Dolphin in waters near the coasts of Mirissa. A multi-storey shopping mall called Majestic City in Colombo gives you an exciting shopping experience.
Sri Lanka nightlife
Nightlife in Sri Lanka is best enjoyed in its exciting bars, discos, and casinos. In the cities and towns that are not so popular, the nightlife would be restricted to enjoying some drinks in the bar of a hotel. Among the fabulous spots to spend the hours after dark is a nightclub in Colombo called Rhythm and Blue. It has been around for many years and has a happening dance floor with live music, pool tables, beer and hard spirits.
Stay in Sri Lanka
You can find excellent options in accommodation according to the size of your budget. Hotels in the country range from the basic ones to luxurious five-star establishments. The coastal areas have resort hotels that offer comfortable accommodations for tourists at reasonable rates. Budget travellers can stay in guesthouses that provide cheaper accommodations along with delicious food and good hosts. You can get around in smaller towns of Sri Lanka by walking. In larger towns and cities, you can use buses, taxis, or three-wheelers.
Sri Lanka festivals
The Buddhist festivals of Navam Poya and Vesak Poya are celebrated with great zest and fervour in different parts of Sri Lanka. Deepavali, a Hindu festival of lights is celebrated by the Tamil community by lighting decorative lamps and wearing new clothes. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim community at the end of their holy month, Ramadan. Christmas and Good Friday is celebrated by Christians. Other important events celebrated in Sri Lanka are the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Independence Day.
Best time to visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has two different monsoon seasons, along with an inter-monsoon season. This affects different regions of the island nation at different times of the year. However, the best time to visit the country is from December to April as this is a dry season. The holidays to Sri Lanka offered by Lowest2 are cost-effective and includes the best locations and experiences of the island country.
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