A tear drop shaped island off the southern tip of the peninsula of India, Sri Lanka is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Despite its relatively small size, the island boasts one of the highest densities of biodiversity in Asia. The country is pregnant with numerous varieties of flowers, plants, mammals, reptiles and birds, owing to its topography and climate. Over the years, Sri Lanka has become a hotspot destination for Indian as well as global travelers, especially for honeymoons and nature tours.
Wildlife tours to Sri Lanka
Traveling in Sri Lanka can take a tourist from one national park to another, encountering bountiful wildlife, flora and fauna on the way. If you want to sample some of the best wildlife sanctuaries, your Sri Lanka travel itinerary should include a visit to and a safari in the Horton Plains national park, Minneriya national park, Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Uda Walawe National Park. The Asian elephant, leopards and tigers are some of the notable animals that are found in the wild in Sri Lanka.
Ayurvedic travel in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is known for its affinity for the traditional Indian medicine system called Ayurveda. Ayurveda focuses on holistic health through the balance of many aspects of a person’s mental and physical being. Ayurveda medicine does not contain synthetic substances or man-made chemicals, and is made from naturally obtained herbs, plants, and fruits. To experience this traditional system, you can either travel to India or Sri Lanka. The island is dotted with a range of simple Ayurvedic centers to exotic and luxurious spas that offer a plethora of treatments and massages.
Extension to Maldives
Maldives is a small island off the south coast of Sri Lanka. Just an hour’s flight from Sri Lanka, it is highly recommended by Shanti Travel agency to club a trip to Sri Lanka with a sojourn to the island of Maldives too. You can ask for tailor made travel and get your trip customized as per your wishes and requirements. Apart from the Sri Lanka travel tips above, visits to Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, pristine beaches, waterfalls and hills are highly recommended. Regions that are worth travelling include Kandy, Sigiriya, Galle, Pollonaruwa and Anuradhapura. The beaches and coastlines at Trincomalle, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tangalle and Mirissa are some of the best in the country. Sri Lanka truly is a country worth visiting.
I am an author for Shanti Travel, a bespoke travel specialist for Asian destinations including India , Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Indonesia. We specialise in Sri Lanka Travel.