Sri Lanka is magical. Dubbed the 'teardrop of the Indian Ocean' due to its distinctive shape; it appears that even its nickname informs the air of eastern mystery that surrounds it, in a mystifying language which is perhaps not dissimilar to what you might find in any magically – real Rushdie novel.
Sri Lankan beaches fit (and top for that matter) the finest descriptions of any golden beach, and are scattered all around the island, so it's likely that whatever season you travel in you'll taste the infamous Sri Lankan beach experience. The varied appeal of the vastly different beaches mean they're more than spectacular pieces of eye candy. Sunbathe and swim in the south at Mount Lavinia, dive from the east coast, or make masks and devil dance at the sandy white beach in Ambalangoda.
It is not just the beaches that out do their descriptive stereotypes, and enhance the magical feel of the place. The country is predominantly Buddhist, and has many visit-worthy Buddhist temples, mon…
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Two weeks exploring Sri Lanka.
For a two week adventure around Sri Lanka - the remarkable, jewel of the Indian Ocean, rich with history, picturesque landscapes and ample eco-tourism attractions - this itinerary is ideal.
One of the best ways to get around the little island nation of Sri Lanka is by train. They are old, crowded, slow; but there’s really no need to ever be in a hurry in Sri Lanka – so we just sat back, relaxed, and watched the green hills go by… Read more...
Written by Sherry Ott.