Sri Lanka: Top 3 places to visit!

Apr 23, 2014

A trip to Sri Lanka: Top 3 places to visit!

Right from exotic beaches to antique cities, natural wildlife to cave temples and hilltop tea plantations - the stunning island of Sri Lanka offers all that can enchant a traveller. Sri Lanka holidays serve as a complete package of enjoyment and exciting activity.

There is a lot to see when touring the country, however; if you are planning Sri Lanka holidays and wish to know the must see destinations here’s the inside story:

The Beaches
Located on the southern coast, and resting on the tilt of the Galle district, Bentota has some of the majorly famous beaches of the world. The white sand beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a winning combination. 2 climatic zones means that it is beach weather all year round. If you are looking for activity based beaches: Hikkaduwa and Bentota are top of the list. For a quieter beach experience head further out to Kalpitiya, Mirrisa and Passekuday. Arugam bay is the hot spot for surfers.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Elephants are an essential part of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Opened in 1975 as a sanctuary, the Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage houses about 70 of these magnificent giants. It began as a shelter for orphaned and injured elephants that could not be re-habited in the wild. Now it houses some of the offspring of those original orphans. Best times to visit are during the morning and afternoon feeding and the highlight is watching the elephants bathe in the river.

It once was the capital of Sri Lanka during 11th to the 13th century and brags some of the impressive architecture. Here you will get to see a great number of beautiful representations of the Buddha. So make the best out of our Sri Lanka holidays and bring home some cherished memories!

By Andre Rasquinha

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