I was happy to make my first visit to Sri Lanka. I did visit the central, south, and west part of this beautiful island country in the Indian Ocean. Definitely, there are much to explore here. I wanted to explore this time mainly the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. And I’ve loved much more things to do for the first time in Sri Lanka. Here the listed 10 photos to inspire you to visit Sri Lanka in South Asia. A must-visit wonderful country for all kinds of travelers and tourists. During my Sri Lanka tour I’ve mainly used my Nikon Coolpix P600 camera to hold all travel moments, and sometimes with iPhone 6 Plus.
- 1 To Inspire You To Visit Sri Lanka [10 Photos]
- 1.1 Sacred City Kandy & Temple of the Tooth
- 1.2 Picturesque & Historic Galle Fort
- 1.3 Scenic Haputale & Lipton’s Seat
- 1.4 Evergreen Dambatenne Tea Factory
- 1.5 Adventure to the Sacred Mountain Adam’s Peak
- 1.6 Jungle Safari at Yala National Park
- 1.7 Surfing Fun in the Beaches of Sri Lanka
- 1.8 Exotic Train Journey in Sri Lanka
- 1.9 Yummy Sri Lankan Food to Taste Buds
- 1.10 Whale Watching Adventure in Mirissa
To Inspire You To Visit Sri Lanka [10 Photos]
Though Sri Lanka is a much popular destination for beach lovers. But nature lovers will definitely love to explore the beautiful hill stations in Sri Lanka. The climate of hilly areas is completely opposite than the west and south part of Sri Lanka. There are many historic and sacred destinations as well. And as an adventure lover, you’ll surely love to explore the wildlife of Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.
The following 10 photos might give you 10 reasons to visit Sri Lanka. And also help you to explore the best tourist sites in Sri Lanka.
Sacred City Kandy & Temple of the Tooth
Kandy is one of the cultural and spiritual cities in Sri Lanka. And became a sacred city to all for Temple of the Tooth or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. But in Kandy as a nature lover, you’ll also love to explore the largest (147 acres) Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens where more than 4000 collections of exotic plants are there. Beside the Kandy Lake, the Temple of the Tooth carries a spiritual value to all Buddhists in the world. Inside here the sacred canine tooth of Lord Gautama Buddha has been kept. Kandy has been inscribed as Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Picturesque & Historic Galle Fort
Galle Fort in the oldest city Galle is a must-visit picturesque World Heritage Site for all. This historic fort built in the 15th and 16th century by the Portuguese and the Dutch. There is one lighthouse, mosque, church, and national museum in the largest fortress Galle. The beauty of the entire Galle Fort simply incredible from the seaside wall. Galle Fort is also popular as Galle Dutch Fort and inscribed as Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Scenic Haputale & Lipton’s Seat
All nature lovers around must-visit beautiful hill stations in Sri Lanka. And one can enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty in Haputale. Haputale became a popular destination for Lipton’s Seat. Lipton’s Seat is 1970 meters above the sea level and the most picturesque destination in Sri Lanka.
Evergreen Dambatenne Tea Factory
The beauty of tea plantation in Sri Lanka is so outstanding. And the oldest Dambatenne Tea Factory is the most picturesque one located in Haputale. Dambatenne Tea Factory is 1800 meters above the sea level and built by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1890. Sri Lanka is the fourth largest tea supplier in the world. One should not without seeing the processing of the famous Ceylon tea in at least one tea factory in Sri Lanka. How about a sip of fresh Ceylon tea? Yes, definitely you should enjoy it.
Adventure to the Sacred Mountain Adam’s Peak
Adam’s Peak is the 5th largest (7359 ft) mountains in Sri Lanka. Adam’s Peak is also known as Sri Pada or Sacred Footprint and the most popular among tourists as the holy pilgrimage site. There is one sacred footprint (1.8 meters) here. Christians and Muslims believe Adam here set first foot on earth. And Buddhists think here the Lord Buddha took His last step before reaching paradise. And according to Hindus, this is the footprint of Shiva. One must have to climb almost 5500 steep steps to view the amazing beauty of sunrise from the top of the Adam’s Peak.
Jungle Safari at Yala National Park
Yala National Park is the most popular among 26 national parks in Sri Lanka. Every year the majority of tourists visit this second largest national park. There are various wild animals and birds at Yala National Park. To explore the rich wildlife of Sri Lanka jungle safari at Yala is a must-do for all adventure lovers around. Yala National Park is also recognized as Important Bird Area in Sri Lanka. And the Elephant Rock in the Yala Beach is one of the beautiful tourist’s spots at Yala National Park.
Surfing Fun in the Beaches of Sri Lanka
How about surfing on the beaches of Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is one of the most popular destinations among surfers. Many beaches in Sri Lanka are well-known for safe surfing. Weligama Beach is the famous destination for surfing. And also one can even enjoy the ultimate surfing fun at Mirissa Beach.
Exotic Train Journey in Sri Lanka
One traveler will just love to make a train trip to Sri Lanka. The two main reasons are the cool service from the Sri Lankan Railways and the extreme scenic views while passing through many hill stations. Train journey in Sri Lanka is very much popular among all kinds of tourists and travelers. A journey from Kandy to Ella can be your memorable train journey to explore Sri Lanka. And you can enjoy the most comfort and luxurious train journey with Expo Rail.
Yummy Sri Lankan Food to Taste Buds
There are many varieties of Sri Lankan food and will definitely make you too excited to taste your buds. Steamed white/brown rice with fish/meat curry and veggies is the main food in Sri Lanka. Kiribath with Lunumiris or Katta Sambal, Egg Hoppers, Pol Roti, Pittu, Sour Fish Curry, and Kottu Roti are some of the yummiest Sri Lankan cuisines and must-try for all foodies around. And fruit lovers should also not miss eating various tropical fruits when in Sri Lanka. Yes, Sri Lankans love not only spicy and yummy food but fruits as well. And you?
Whale Watching Adventure in Mirissa
If you’re in Sri Lanka you shouldn’t miss the adventure to watch Blue Whale and Dolphins. Mirissa Fisheries Harbour is the popular destination to go for Whale watching. And one will definitely enjoy the extreme beauty of the Indian Ocean from the boat during this adventure. Mirissa is a famous tourist spot in Sri Lanka for fishing and many water sports fun.
There are many things to do and places to visit in Sri Lanka. Hence more you’ll know in my upcoming posts on Sri Lanka.
Share your thoughts. Which tourist spot you’ll surely love to explore in Sri Lanka?