Sri Lanka Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 48%, Sri Lanka is something of an overachiever for such a relatively small little island located off the coast of India, the world's largest democracy. However, one thing that Sri Lanka definitely doesn't do is dwell quietly in anyone's shadow. Just ask any cricket fan the world over. Pound-for-pound, Sri Lanka is one of the world's greatest travel destinations offering a range of options that will amaze and astound. At the top of the list is Sigiriya, an ancient relic carved literally out of an immense rock, where you can admire some of the world's oldest and most erotic frescoes – and thousand year old graffiti to boot. Afterwards, you can hop on a train to the enchanting hill town of Kandy, the last great capital of Sri Lankan monarchy, where you can stroll around the city's beautiful central lake and visit the Temple of the Tooth, which actually houses the tooth of Buddha. Allocate some time for the Golden Cave Temple that dates back to the 2nd century, the elephants of Udawalawe National Park, and Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a bio diversity hotspot. Mingle with the locals at the Esala Perahera Festival, listen to the music, watch the colorful dancers, and see the lavishly adorned elephants. But no trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without some time at one of the country's many world class beaches such as those found at Hikadua and Arugam Bay. So, if you're looking for a small place that's easy to get around, but will allow you to collect a lot of PlanetHop! top destination stamps, book your trip to Sri Lanka as soon as possible.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
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Put on your artist's cap before paying a visit to Sigiriya or "Lion's Rock". Once referred to as "the largest picture gallery in the world" by an early explorer, visiting here may bring out your "inner artist" and compel you to p....
|Coordinates:||7 00 N, 81 00 E|
|Main Language:||Sinhala, Tamil|
|Government:||Democratic Socialist Republic|
|Currency:||Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)|
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- Location: Sri Lanka