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Sri Lanka Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Sri Lanka

Whether you love wide open spaces or are looking for an authentic experience, you are bound to find what you are looking for. Culture, history, nature and humanity are the ingredients of a trip to Sri Lanka.

  • 1.
    Go adventuring
  • 2.
    Go meet the locals
  • 3.
    Explore new tastes
  • 4.
    Go back in time
  • 5.
    Explore magnificent countryside

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Places of interest

Is this the destination for you?

If you're planning to travel in Sri Lanka, take a little time to read the following advice.

You should go if

  • You're looking for an authentic experience and contact with the locals
  • You need space and imposing landscapes
  • You're looking for a budget destination
  • You want to explore a thousand-year old culture
  • You like meeting people and sharing
  • You're looking for deserted beaches
  • You want to escape from everything that's familiar

You shouldn't go if

  • You don't like spicy food
  • You need peace and quiet
  • You don't like taking things slowly
  • You don't like having to face poverty
  • You hate insects

Culture and Discovery

Sri Lanka’s Natural Paradise

Fans of the outdoors and of walking will be enchanted by Sri Lanka which has one of the biggest diversities in the world in terms of preserved natural spaces. From the to...
Paul Engel3 April 2018
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Ella’s Tea Plantations

Ella is one of the most charming mountain stopovers in Sri Lanka. Not so much the village itself as its surroundings. Ella has one main road where you find most of the vi...
Paul Engel7 March 2018
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Sigiriya’s Lion Rock

Whether you are passionate about history or nature you can't help but be charmed by Sigiriya and its surroundings. You'll climb back into time and history as you climb th...
Paul Engel7 March 2018
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Golden Sand Paradise: Uppuveli and Nilaveli

A lots less busy than the beaches in the south, the east coast of Sri Lanka guarantees you a stay off the beaten path. Long beaches that are almost empty most of the year...
Paul Engel23 January 2018
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Modern Wonder of the World: Galle Fort

if you're interested in the history of Sri-Lanka you mustn't miss the old city of Galle. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is definitely the most beautiful leg...
Paul Engel22 January 2018
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Get a taste of the buzz of the Pettah bazaar in Colombo

The narrow streets of the Pettah neighbourhood offer travellers an authentic experience in the heart of the oldest part of the capital. Every crossroads and each facade h...
Paul Engel10 September 2015
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