Srilanka

Overview:

Rated by ‘Lonely Planet’ as the number one travel destination for 2019, Sri Lanka is truly a paradise like no other. Home to some of the worlds’ most beautiful beaches, as well as both rainforests and dry zone forests and majestic mountain ranges, not forgetting the historical world heritage sites.

Sri Lanka has a history of more than 3000 years history. The beautiful island is the home to many cultures, languages, and even ethnicities. Sri Lanka’s culture is influenced primarily by Buddhism and Hinduism.

The food of Sri Lanka include rice and curry, pittu, kiribath, wholemeal roti, string hoppers, wattalapam (a rich pudding of Malay origin made of coconut milk, jaggery, cashew nuts, eggs, and spices including cinnamon and nutmeg), kottu, and hoppers. Jackfruit may sometimes replace rice. Traditionally food is served on a plantain leaf or lotus leaf.

Esala Perahera is a symbolic Buddhist festival consisting of dances and decorated elephants held in Kandy in July and August. Fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances are integral parts of the festival.

Things to do:

Leopard Safari Tour in Yala National Park, Colombo Walking Food Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples, Sri Lankan Traditional Cultural Show, boat ride in “Madu” river

Top attraction:

  •  Rumassala Temple
  •  Galle Lighthouse
  •  Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  •  Pinnawala” Elephant Orphanage
  •  Turtle Hatchery
  •  Colombo Fort
  •  Sri Lankan Traditional Cultural Show
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