As early as the start of the year, many travelers are planning their trips of discovery and exploration of foreign places. One of the most visited is Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. There are many reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka this year and here are some.
Sri Lanka is quite famous for its unique cultural heritage as seen though its archaeological wonders. UNESCO has identified several places as World Heritage Sites. Some of these are the sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Kandy, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, the golden temple of Dambulla, the historic town of Galle and its fortifications, and the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
Biodiversity and Wildlife
Biodiversity is something definitely not lacking in Sri Lanka. It has been identified though by Conservation International as one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Sri Lanka boasts of tropical rainforests, at least 14 national parks for safari adventures, and an unbelievable number of species of animals and plants. It is also called an ornithologist’s paradise.
Adventure and Relaxation Destinations
Sri Lanka offers the most exciting safari adventures, water sports activities, and the most relaxing spas for Ayurveda sessions. To say that it offers the best of the extremes both in challenging and relaxing the body is an understatement. It definitely has everything for everyone.
You will not have tasted it all until you try Sri Lankan food. It is an exciting mix of many foreign influences that blossomed into its own unique flavor. This must have something to do with the great array of exciting spices used in cooking. A visit to Sri Lanka will not be complete without a hefty sampling of its delicacies and cuisine.
The People of Sri Lanka
One of the most beautiful ways of discovering any place is knowing the local people who live in it. The learning that comes from interacting with people who actually live in the place is unbelievable. There are many traditions and beliefs that influence the way Sri Lankans interact with visitors. There are rewards to knowing the people who make what Sri Lanka is today.