Travel to Sri Lanka

Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a natural paradise with landscapes of green mountains, tropical forests, rice fields, waterfalls...From ancient Buddhist temples, to the fortress of Sigiriya, or the cities of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in the mountains, the wildlife of Yala National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world, to the idyllic palm-lined beaches of the south coast, this small island is incredibly diverse, made special by its relaxed atmosphere and the kindness of its inhabitants.

Travel to Sri Lanka - Things to do

Travel to Sri Lanka - Places to visit

- Sigiriya
Le Rocher du Lion, a huge rocky plateau, shelters the ruins of the former royal palace of the former capital.

- Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka's first ever political and religious capital is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can discover the palace, its temples and monuments.

- Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa, the country's second capital, is now a place of temples, where you can admire its many Buddha of Kalu Gal Vihara.

- Kandy and the temple of Buddha's tooth
The country's second largest city is home to one of Buddha's relics, his tooth, located in the Temple of the Tooth. You can also enjoy a walk on the lake

- Dambulla Caves
These 5 caves, located in the heart of a hill, contain countless Buddha statues and frescoes, making this place one of the sacred places of Buddhism.

- Galle
In this city we are immersed in the country's colonial past. Don't miss the fort and lighthouse, as well as the 18th century Dutch Reformed Church.

Travel to Sri Lanka - Activities

- The beaches
Sri Lanka is famous for its beaches, especially those in the South. You can go to Trincomalee for quiet beaches (Uppuveli and Nilaveli), or Arugam Bay for a world famous surf sport.

- Tea plantation
Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest tea producers. You have the choice of the plantation you want to visit, between the Newburgh estate in Ella, Pedro's estate in Nuwara Eliya and Dambatenne in Haputale.

- National parks and forest reserve
The two most famous national parks are Yala and Uda Walawe, where you can admire many animals. The Sinaharaja Forest Reserve also bears witness to the tropical climate and green flora.

- Adam's peak
Climb the 5500 steps early to admire the sunrise. This sacred place would be the last earthly place where Buddha would have resided.

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Travel to Sri Lanka - Where to eat ?

A brief overview of the typical dishes to be enjoyed during your trip to Sri Lanka

Dishes:

- Hoppers
These are traditional small pancakes made from rice flour and coconut milk. The best known is to taste it with an egg on it

- Rice and curry
It is THE typical dish of the country. Curry can be made from meat or vegetables, served with rice. There are therefore countless versions of rice and curry.

- Kottu roti
Very common in Sri Lankan street food, this dish is made with roasts (thin wheat pancakes cut into mini slices) cooked on an iron plate with vegetables.

- Biryani
Family dish, it is a chicken rice with spices

Desserts: 

- Watalappan
A coconut and spice flavoured flan, typical of Sri Lanka

- Kiribath
A rice with coconut milk, an essential part of local cuisine.

Beverages: 

-The arrack
It is the typical alcohol of the country, made from coconut. Be careful if you drink it pure, it's strong enough!

Travel to Sri Lanka - Where to stay ?

Polonnâruvâ
Giritale Hotel
With a view of the lake and mountains, it is ideal for accommodation near temples.
Address: Giritale, 51000 Polonnâruvâ, Sri Lanka
https://www.booking.com/hotel

Galle
The Bungalow - Galle Fort
Reflecting the colonial charm of the city, this hotel is located in the heart of the city. Big plus for decoration.
Address: Church Cross Street 5, 80000 Galle, Sri Lanka
https://www.booking.com/hotel/

Kandy
Sevana City Hotel
Modern hotel with a superb view from the pool.
Address: 84, Peradeniya Road, Kandy, 20000 Kandy, Sri Lanka
https://www.booking.com/hotel