One island, a million possibilities – Sri Lanka has always been more than what meets the eye. A melting pot of exotic cultures, breathtaking natural wonders, mouth-watering delights, adrenaline rushing escapades and smiling people… this is where journeys begin and adventures unfold.
Named the top country to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka is becoming hotter than ever; and rightly so because over here, it’s always summer! This prestigious ranking is set against a backdrop of the island’s famous and not so famous destinations, which continue to awe visitors and natives alike.
From the warmth of a cup of fresh Ceylon Tea to the cooling breeze that lulls you on a train ride to Ella in the hills, and from the tingling sensation of a spicy pol sambol to the melodious notes of a ritualistic chant from a temple atop a hill, Sri Lanka is full to the brim with scores of wonders and ventures.
The island’s shores have always welcomed people who have a thirst for adventure and today, this year-round destination is where travellers find joy in discovery and delight in exploration. So take a trip to Whiskey Point in Arugam Bay to ride the wave of your life or dive down to the depths of Bar Reef in Kalpitiya to gaze at the exotic rock gardens under the waves. Walk down the narrow alleyways in the ancient Galle Fort or let the nightlife take you away in bustling Colombo.
And don’t forget to make a date with nature since Sri Lanka is perhaps the only country in the world where you will encounter both the largest land and ocean mammals in a matter of hours. And gawk at our elephant migration (aptly named The Gathering) where nature, mystery and history combine to create a global phenomenon.
There’s no end to adventures in this slice of paradise where an encounter awaits around every corner – Sri Lanka is ready to be discovered.