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Sitting off India’s South-East coast, in the Indian Ocean, the tropical island of Sri Lanka may not be able to compete in size, but it certainly does in every other way, and undoubtedly so when it comes to incredible landscapes.
Spectacular rolling tea plantations, beautifully preserved national parks, wildlife reserves, and thousands of kilometers of stunning coastline are just the start.
Sri Lanka is home to over 1300km of coastline, 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 16 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife including leopards, elephants, and an array of birdlife, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 360 waterfalls, 25,000 bodies of water, and nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates – nature truly is king in Sri Lanka.
Take a trip to Mirissa, one of the most beautiful spots to watch whales including the earth’s largest – the blue whale. Visit Yala National Park, the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. And don’t miss Sigiriya, the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and one of Asia’s oldest landscaped gardens.
Explore its modern capital Colombo or its fascinating ancient cities, take the iconic Ella to Kandy train journey, embark on a sunrise pilgrimage up 6,000 crumbling steps to Adam’s Peak, or visit the tooth belonging to Buddha himself in Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth.
Once known as Ceylon, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time, it is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes, which makes it a fascinating destination.
Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable and fascinating combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage, and unique experiences within such a compact, island location.