Sri Lanka is an island country located in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of South India. Until 1972 the country was known as Ceylon.
The country is known to have at least 3,000 years of documented history, however there are some theories that suggest Sri Lanka has also had pre-historic human settlements that date back as far as 125,000 years. Due to the geographic location of the country it has been of strategic importance to many things over the course of time dating back from the ancient Silk Road, up to World War II. This is a beautiful country that is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. Next time that you are going on a trip, think about why not travel to Sri Lanka? Here are some great reasons why.
Sri Lanka is widely recognized for its serenity and rich heritage. The mysticism of the country has always bewitched explorers from all over the world. The beauty of the country is truly magnificent and breath-taking, something that has to be seen with your own eyes.
The country is separated from the Indian sub contentment by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The famous Bay of Bengal is located on the northeast of the country. The reasons why you should travel to Sri Lanka are many and begin with the experience of seeing the morning light travel through the vast mountains and touch the high end beaches, before finally it reaches your hotel room’s window and bestows the rays of a new day on you. It is a truly unforgettable feeling that cannot be explained.
There are many destination throughout the country that are worth visiting when you travel to Sri Lanka. Starting from Colombo, the commercial capital of the country with its big busy streets full of people of all ethnicities, all rushing to complete their own tasks. The gale face green provides you with the magnificent view of the calm waters of the Indian Ocean. If you manage to see them from here during sunset, you will truly be left with no words.
The next place that you should visit when you travel to Sri Lanka is Bentota. Bentota is a city famous for its luxurious hotels, spas, and beautiful vast beaches. Located on the outskirts of Bentota is a brief garden with a rich history and majestic landscapes. Following Bentota, the next most visited destination is Hikkaduwa, the coral reefs located off the shore. You are free to explore the great wonders of the Hikkaduwa reef by diving or on a cruise around the shores.
If you are not an adventure seeker and you would rather be sitting calmly surrounded by green leaves, being able to take a bath in the nearest waterfall then the place for you is Ratapura. The last of the places that are a must to visit when you travel to Sri Lanka is Adam’s peak. The view that can be witnessed by standing on top of it cannot be expressed by words, it is something that has to be felt. To give you some hint to what it is like, you would feel like you are standing on top of the world, with the clouds in the morning skies dancing around you as if they were greeting you. The mountain air in Adam’s peak will surely take your breath away. Sri Lanka is truly a heaven of tranquillity for every visitor.
The reasons why you should travel to Sri Lanka are just endless. With breath-taking and spectacular views, rich culture, wide range of ethnicities, many available activities, and more, Sri Lanka is truly a one of a kind country. Ever since ancient times, Sri Lanka has played a very important role for the traders from Europe who crossed the whole Silk Road just to reach the goods that China had to offer. This has allowed the country to greatly develop, and nowadays tourism is one of the biggest sources of income for the country. People from all over the world travel to Sri Lanka in order to witness the many great views and activities that it offers. Next time, ask yourself why not join them?