Sri Lanka’s fascinating blend of British colonial heritage, beautiful landscapes and incredibly friendly locals make it a fantastic destination. Tropical Island, however, appeared on tourist radar only in recent years, after the end of the 26-year civil war in 2009. With each year more tourists heading to Sri Lanka now is the right time to visit. Here are eight things most people don’t know about travel in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, well known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, offers a cultural monument of beautiful monuments, tasty meals and soft sandy beaches. It is also affordable when compared to the Maldives, which are only 983 km (611 miles) away.
Sri Lanka- Weather
Sitting just above the equator, temperatures on the island remain permanently warm throughout the year, with temperatures averaging 28 ° C (82 ° F), while the hills are more relaxed, especially at night. December to April is best for the southwestern region, while May to September is ideal for the northeast. Perfect time to visit Kandy and the Central Hill Area is from January to March when the weather is mild, and precipitation is at its lowest level.
Getting around is easy
The cheapest and fun way to get around Sri Lanka is by bus because it is atmospheric and full of chatting locals who are friendly and happy to help. He trains are often less crowded than buses, which is also an economical way to see the country in all its natural glory. Train rides between Kandy and Ella are popular with travellers as they pass through green tea plantations. In the city or city, fat-fats are cheap and widely available for rent.
Sri Lanka – The Mecca for tea enthusiasts
Sri Lanka is known as the mecca for tea enthusiasts and was formerly known as Ceylon, after which it is named the popular tea strain. They are the world’s largest exporters of tea and tea leaves; it is possible to sample different strains of black, white and green tea. For those who are a little more passionate, they can travel to one of the country’s tea plantations in hilly areas to soak up a memoir and beautiful land. Nuwara Eliya is ideal for this, with misty views over the rolling green peaks. Take part in a tea tour or enjoy a cup at the end of a long day – something one should not miss.
Rice & curry
Sri Lankans consider rice to be the essential aspect of food; it is common to see a massive pile of rice on a plate surrounded by curry, vegetables and half sambol, spices made from coconut, salt, fish, chilli and onion. Street food is excellent, but if you want to avoid stomach upset, use your judgment wisely and eat well-cooked meals.
Go north to get away from the crowds
The northern province, which formerly beyond the borders, can be obtained for those who are struggling along the beaten track. The Tamil Tiger Fort, which one can view from a point on the island, one will find tourists not interested in any woolly beaches, sightseeing.
Plan around the seasons
While monsoon rains may not reduce your energy for discovering a bear, but experiences may differ significantly depending on the season. For example, if you want to climb Adam’s Peak, then visit during the pilgrimage season (December – May).
Outside these months, it is still possible to head to the top, but many teahouses that line the road will be closed.
Get Active in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka might be known for its stupas, beaches and tea plantations, but also loaded with adrenaline activities. Try out surfing in Arugam Bay, hiking on the Knuckles Mountains or water rafting in Kelaniya Ganga, Kitulgala. Cycling holidays are also becoming increasingly popular with many international tour operators offering specialized tours.
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