Sri Lanka is dotted with ancient Buddhist temples and golden beaches fringed with green palm trees that act as a serene getaway for loners and honeymooners. This country is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while the island is thriving with verdant jungles. This is one travel destination that can leave you beckoning for more.
Blessed with an average of eight hours sunshine in a day and superb tea that one can ideally sip while relaxing in a colonial-style guesthouse that overlooks a hillside plantation is just ever so rejuvenating. To the west of Sri Lanka is where luxury resorts have sprung up alongside stylish shacks set on beaches where you can catch a glimpse of stilt fishermen making their daily catch and surfers snaking along the waves. To the southern coast is where the sleepy chic boutiques of Galle Fort and the annual literary festival marks an outline for the future.
Pay a visit to the ornate temple of the Tooth at Kandy that lures many pilgrims all year round. Incense plumes fills the air while colorful prayers flags flap to your attention. This is where Buddhists and tourists mingle with utmost spiritual collectiveness. If you are an art enthusiast, capture the innate beauty of ancient artwork on cave walls as you ascend Sigiriya, a freestanding rock that is topped by a 5th Century palace, now in ruins. To rejuvenate, get a soothing Ayurvedic Spa message and let your jet lag fade to oblivion as warm oil is poured onto your forehead during the Shirodhara treatment.
The authentic taste of Sri Lanka home with Ceylon Tea and jar of fresh cinnamon cannot be missed and beach bars attracting a crowd of backpacker and surfers is a must-visit. The Sri Lankan flavor is coconut and spice dominated and Seafood forms an integral part of any dining menu and hence, when in Sri Lanka, enjoy its myriad of authentic dishes to the hilt!