Sri Lanka, once lying in obscurity like a sleeping volcano, has suddenly flared up in flames and is making everybody from China to Canada (India included) sit up and take notice. Winning awards after awards, this tiny-tot island destination is enjoying a heavy limelight owing to its lovely mix of wildlife, lagoons, historic attractions and natural beaches. Sri Lanka sightseeing has suddenly become extremely coveted, especially amongst the honeymooners as a number of exotic resorts are blooming up on and beside the sunny beaches of this ‘new’ tropical paradise.
Those lusting after international holidays may zero down on Sri Lanka which is giving quite some competition to other tropical islands like the Maldives, Mauritius and Indonesia. It is the variety which this country offers that has won us over to its side. One of our fellow backpackers recently toured the place. Though it was an accidental trip, borne more out of serendipity than a necessity, it opened up new vistas for her and for us! So, here we are doing our bid to regale you with some personal experiences and with our price-friendly Sri Lanka packages.
To begin with, there are many destinations in this country and each one has something different lying up for you. There is the good, old Colombo, which being a capital city has that hustle & bustle which big metros are expected to have. High on commerce and trading, Colombo will also leave you drenched in the sepia-tinted memories as you come across an array of old heritage buildings and monuments.
For a peep into the world of tea plantations, mountains and colonial-style buildings, the place known as Nuwara Eliya is our highest recommendation. It is also a soft and romantic destination- just the way honeymooning couples would like.
For exploring the country’s culture, heritage and history in its chaste form, Kandy is the town you should be heading to. The 4th Century Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a must-visit.
In case you happen to be a photographer who looks forward to international holidays just to feed the hungry camera, the destination called Sigiriya is the place not to be missed out. With some amazing rock formations and historic caves, this place boasts of a heritage status by UNESCO.