Luxury Accommodations and Scenic Attractions in Sri Lanka – Just imagine a city with centuries-old traditions, insanely rich cultures, and some pretty incredible sights. Sri Lanka’s tear-drop shaped island is quickly being discovered for all it has to offer. In fact, many luxury travelers have bumped it up to the top of their travel bucket list. Say you want a holiday with lots of beach time, some visits to local national parks, and some photos taken at cultural sites…Sri Lanka is that place.
This isn’t to say that the island nation hasn’t seen its share of hardship. Tourism had been flourishing until April of 2019 when the nation experienced several bombings. Tourism immediately dropped, but as of August 2019, the country was well into the swing of rebuilding. Ecotourism is great in many ways, but one of the best is to help out suffering communities in their time of need. There’s several places to visit in Sri Lanka, and these are the top experiences.
Horton Plains National Park is Sri Lanka’s only park that you can explore completely on foot. Horton Plains is also recognized by UNESCO for its surrounding mountains, the tallest ones in the country. As you walk through the park, you’ll be met with some of the most stunning vistas you’ve ever seen, such as the over 6,500-feet-tall plateau that leads to “World’s End”. You’ll see some of the valley’s best panoramic views as you walk out over the ledge which plunges an incredible 3,000 feet below you. If you continue on the trail, you’ll come to Baker’s Falls, one of Sri Lanka’s most famous waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll come across various wildlife, such as mongoose and sambar deer.
Another famous quality of Sri Lanka is their tea production. There are several tea plantations throughout the country, many of which allow for hands-on tours. In the center of the country is Hill Country. Most of Sri Lanka’s tea plantations are located here. But that’s not all – stunning waterfalls, verdant and rolling hills, misty hilltops – all offer an exceptional insight into this country’s largest export.
Regardless of how you spend your time in Sri Lanka, you’ll be better for it.