Holidaying in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country surrounded by water on all sides and is home to world famous beaches. From tea plantation to renowned national parks made into safaris, Sri Lanka has it all. It is an ancient country whose history dates back 2500 years ago mentioning the pre-historic times.
It is also mentioned in various Hindu scriptures and texts including Ramayana and was said to be the kingdom of demon king Ravana. It is situated in the southeast of the sub-continent and is often referred as “India Late”.
Being located in an exotic location, poised above the equator, Sri Lanka enjoys being a famous tourist destination. Its beautiful life sanctuaries, amazing flora and fauna, world famous tea plantations and tempting beaches offer a perfect travel destination for people around the globe.
Many travel agencies offer various economic packages for tourists which include sightseeing and accommodation. Visiting Sri Lanka on a budget is easy as it is one of the most sought after travel destination. Be it a family trip, honeymoon trip or rejuvenation trip this country has plenty to offer!
How to travel to Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is located in the southeast of the Asian sub-continent. One can board a direct flight to Bandaranaike International Airport, which is 35kms away from Colombo the country’s capital. It is divided into certain provinces such as: Central Province, Northern Province, North Central Province, Eastern Province, and Western Province etc. its major cities are Colombo (capital), Kande, Galle, Sigiriya, Trincomalee, Hikkaduwa, Eliya etc.
A pocket-friendly trip
If you are visiting Sri Lanka on a budget and don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket then you have to bear many things in mind. It is a cheap destination similar to most of the South Asian countries like India, Nepal and other neighboring countries.
Accommodation and food are a little expensive as compared to other countries. When Visiting Sri Lanka on a budget one can choose cheaper accommodation which is generally available in the other parts of the city. Travelling is cheaper and easier in the country. People can commute by trains, buses, hired cars, bikes, taxis etc.
What to look for in Sri Lanka?
The famous tourist spots are its beaches which include Kalutara, Bentota, Waikkal, Negombo, Ahungalla and Hikkaduwa. Sri Lanka is a diverse and a multi-cultural country. It is home to many famous temples such as Golden cave temple and many heritage sites. It also provides a peek into his well-preserved history in the form of museums and architectural buildings and monuments.
Food and Culture
Not to forget about food, as this country has one of the best South Asian cuisines in the world. It is well known for its curries and spices. The main ingredients in their food comprise of rice and coconut oil. Dishes like Puttu, hoppers give a treat to both eyes and mouth.
The best time to travel to Sri Lanka is from May to September. The people are friendly helpful and sweet. English is understood and spoken widely in Sri Lanka apart from their native language.