4 Best Places To Visit in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation that is found south of India. The country is known for the diverse landscape and the rich culture of the Sri Lankan people.
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Here are some of the best places to travel to in Sri Lanka.
Kite-Surfing at the Deep Blue Ocean Waves
Sri Lanka is listed as a top travel destination by thousands of surfers across the globe. The ocean offers the surfers great playful scenery with nice and enjoyable waves. You will definitely enjoy the scenic backdrop that the ocean offers you as you enjoy deep sea surfing.
The Sri Lankan waters offer a great experience for beginners, intermediates, and also experienced surfers. In December, you will definitely love the warm waters and the beautiful sunny weather.
Hiking at Sri Lankan Mountains
With the pleasant weather conditions you will find in particularly in December, you will enjoy hiking in Sri Lanka. The highlands also get greener in the December season as the monsoon has just passed.
If you choose hiking at the Adams peak, the Ella Rock or the Horton plains, you will definitely enjoy the amazing landscape that these places have to offer the hikers. Carry your backpack for an amazing experience hiking at the Sri Lankan mountains.
Game Viewing at the Yala National Park
Yala National park happens to be one of the most famous national parks in Sri Lanka. The national park is strategically located just behind the Indian Ocean. The park is a top destination for the wildlife lovers traveling to the country throughout the year. It is also home to more than 44 animal species and over two hundred bird species.
There are over ten amphibian species to see in the park just to name some of the exciting creatures you will see. Home to endangered fauna and flora, the national park will offer you an amazing experience. The entry fee is affordable for both the citizens and also non-citizens.
Visit the Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka
Tea plantation visit in Sri Lanka is a must. This is regardless of the time of the year you are visiting the country. The visit turns better especially when you plan the visit after the monsoon since the landscape has just turned greener. The weather is also perfect and so you get to enjoy great photo scenery at the tea –plantations.
Not only will you enjoy sightseeing at the plantations, you also get a chance to sip the finest Sri Lankan tea. This is a perfect travel destination for tea lovers.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful destination for water sport lovers, hikers, backpackers, and anyone else looking for a unique and beautiful bucket list travel destination.
Have you visited Sri Lanka? What was your favorite part of your trip? Let me know in a comment below!
This looks like a great place to visit. Beautiful peaceful images. I’ve never been to a tea plantation. Actually, I just started drinking tea this year after my first experience with afternoon tea in London. I’ve been reading and studying about tea since then. I would love to do this.
I drank tea when on my Kilimanjaro trek instead of coffee. It was a real treat every morning when the porters brought it to me every morning. I still drink tea regularly even though I’m home and not high up on Kilimanjaro.
My sister is traveling here next month. I will be sharing this with her! These pictures are beautiful!
Sweet! Thank you for sharing this article with your sister. I hope she has a fantastic time on her trip.
Great pictures. I Love travel blog since I can see different places.
Excellent! I’m glad my site can give you some inspiration.
I want to go to Sri Lanka so bad! Great photos
Thanks Shantelle! I want to go too!
This is a lovely guide with great photos of Sri Lanka, would love to go trekking in the highlands and visit the tea plantations! Thanks for sharing
I have treks in Sri Lanka on my own bucket list! One day!
Sri Lanka really sounds like an amazing place to visit! I’ve seen pictures of some of the hikes and I’d definitely like to explore those!
Hiking in Sri Lanka is really an amazing experience.
Awesome pictures and all of these look like great places to visit! I’d love to visit a national park in Sri Lanka to see some elephants! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome Becky!
What a beautiful place to take a vacation! I would absolutley have Yala National Park on my list of must see places.
Yes! I have Sri Lanka on my own bucket list! Beautiful destination for sure.
This all looks wonderful but I think my favorite part you listed would be the plantation! I’m an avid tea drinker so it would be nice to see where it comes from. 🙂
Tea plantations would be a terrific, and delicious time.
I have been to Srilanka when I was 10 and this post makes me feel like flying there right now!Thank you for sharing
Lucky you! Do you remember much of your trip there? It is such a beautiful place.
I am planning a trip with my family to Sri Lanka next spring and I will try to insert the visit at the Yala National Park as it looks like a great place to visit with young kids. The tea plantations are lovely and hopefully my gilrs will be amazed by the enchanting nature there.
That’s fantastic Federica. I hope your family has a lovely time in Sri Lanka! I would love to read about your experience and see some pics.
I’m a big tea fan, so visiting a tea plantation would be on my must-do list. I’m not a surfer, but I’d love to photograph those waves. What’s the best time of year to visit Sri Lanka?
Ever since my lovely morning tea when trekking Kilimanjaro, I have been in love with having a cup every morning. So refreshing! From what I understand, December to March are prime months to visit.
Reading your post, gives me enough reasons why I should visit Sri Lanka. Thanks for sharing.
You’e welcome John!
I’ve heard Sri Lanka is a real paradise. Would love to travel there for a few weeks, gaze at the amazing landscapes, drink tea and eat the spicy local food 🙂
That sound like a fantastic time to me!!!
Just visited Yala. Quite ambiguous feeling after seeing so many jeeps. Take a look at my recent reflection from this experience and comment it if you share or not the same feelings
Perfect Article about Sri Lanka