Be it the exotic beaches, ancient cities, cave temples, hilltop plantation or natural wildlife; the beautiful island of Sri Lanka offers everything that can delight a traveller. Sri Lanka holidays are a complete package of fun and adventure. While enjoying a classy break in the cosmopolitan capital Colombo, you can even explore the Sigriya rock fortress of rejuvenate tour senses on any of the wonderful beaches out here.
There is indeed a lot to see and feel when it is about touring the country, however; if you are on Sri Lanka holidays and wish to know of the not to be missed destinations then check out the following three places that are a must watch:
The Bentota Beaches
Situated on the south coast, resting on the tip of the Galle district, the coastal city of Bentota has some of the most renowned beaches of the world. The beaches here reflect the mingling of the white sand with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean making them an ideal choice for swimming and fishing. The underwater wildlife is simply exotic that has made the beaches a splendid diving location. Along with some of the buzzing resorts, you can even get to enjoy your privacy at the quiet hideaways. If wildlife and geography hold your interest, the cruise up the Bentota River will serve you as the perfect guide.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Elephants are an integral part of the cultural heritage existing in the country and are characterised in every part of the country. While on Sri Lanka holidays, you just can’t afford to miss visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. It was originally opened in 1975 as a sanctuary that had four orphaned elephant calves. The offsprings of them are still living here and thus the place has turned to be a vital breeding ground for the wild elephants. As of now, the place has around eighty four elephants residing as the permanent natives. This place is also an important conversational site as well as an enchanting attraction that allows one to observe these magnanimous creatures closely.
This city was the capital of the island country during the time period from the 11th to the 13th century and boasts some of the splendid architecture that has been preserved brilliantly. As you pay a visit to the place, you will come across great number of sophisticatedly built and configured Buddhist relics, statues. Being here is like stepping back in the ancient era. Archaeological excavations are a common site here and thus you too can come across novel discoveries being uncovered!
Andre H Rasquinha