Ideas for an unforgettable vacation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is still slowly recovering from war wounds. Despite this, the country is attractive with its unusual coastline with an incredible number of beaches, cities with ancient history and suburbs with lush greenery.
Due to the fact that the infrastructure of this wonderful emerald island is developing all the time, more and more tourists are sent here to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
Here are some ideas that will make your holiday in Sri Lanka exciting and unforgettable.
Travel the island by rail
One of the easiest ways to travel around the country – not to mention the fact that it is also the cheapest – is Sri Lanka’s rail service.
This path passes among the picturesque landscapes of the country, ranging from the unusual tea gardens and monumental rice fields to the famous coastline. The maximum aesthetic pleasure can be obtained by following three routes: from Colombo to Kandy, from Kandy to Ella’s tea estates and from Colombo to Galle.
In Sri Lanka, there are two competing elite rail services, Expo Rail and Rajadhani Express.
Both provide quality service and allow you to travel in first class carriages. They are managed by private operators. They are responsible for the movement of regular trains that run on the railways of Sri Lanka.
Rajadhani Express trains can be found on three routes that run along the two main railway lines of Sri Lanka. ExpoRail serves more than 60 destinations on four different routes.
Stroll through the Pett Market in Colombo
The Pett Market in Colombo is one of the most important shopping centers in the city.
Petta is a popular quarter in Colombo, famous for its historic buildings and retail outlets.
A great place to start your tour of this old district with a rich history is the Pett Market, located on Main Street. This is the place where Senegalese, Tamil and Muslim merchants invite you to buy their goods.
Here you can find almost everything, from fragrant spices and dried fish to fabrics of unusual colors. Not surprisingly, Petta is considered an important trading center for Sri Lanka.
From here you can go to Morskaya Street, where designer jewelery and jewelry are sold. To the south of the Old Town Hall sellers sell exotic vegetables and fruits.
In this area, you should visit the impressive Church of Wolfndal, built in 1749, and the historic Jami-Ul-Alfar mosque, which was built in 1909.
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Visit the sacred Golden Temple of Dambulla
The Dambulla cave temple in Sri Lanka is also known as the Golden Temple. Behind a rustic, unremarkable facade lies a host of masterfully executed magical frescoes and unusual ancient artifacts.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this cave sanctuary complex dates back to its 1st century BC. The five main holy places create an unusual architectural group, which rises 160 meters above sea level.
The second cave – known as the sanctuary of the great kings – is considered the most impressive. Arranged it Vattagamin Abhay, placing here a huge number of unique statues of Buddha in unusual poses, as well as the altars of the deities of the Hindu pantheon.
At the top of the complex, visitors can watch the sun languidly below the horizon, highlighting the surrounding houses.
If you combine a trip to the sacred caves of Dambulla with a visit to the nearby ancient city of Sigiriya, you can get an unforgettable experience. The best way to do this is to settle in the central city of Sri Lanka – Kandy, 70 kilometers from Dambulla.
Visit Fort Galle
One of the oldest lighthouses in Sri Lanka can be found at Fort Galle. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
in the 16th century, the Portuguese settled here and built the incredible city of Galle. Being a major transit point on the trade route of ships that carried precious spices, he served as a link between Holland and England.
Today it is very convenient to walk around the city on foot or with the help of a bicycle. The attention of the traveler is easily attracted by the whimsical draw of streets, old warehouses, unusual houses and churches.
Fort Galle occupies about 130 acres. You can start your adventure with a walk through the wall of the fort, hitting the National Maritime Museum directly opposite the post office.
Galle has fabulous restored historic hotels. To fully experience the atmosphere of the city, it is worth staying here for a couple of days.
From the point of view of the weather, from December to April is the best time to visit Halle.
Visit the magical beaches of Sri Lanka
Choose a beach for a holiday in Sri Lanka is very difficult. And all because of the chic coastline, a length of 1340 km – the choice is really difficult to make.