Sri Lanka is in the news for all the right reasons and tops the list of South Asian tour itineraries with its “multitude of experiences, flavours and locations”, says A Luxury Travel Blog.

It particularly likes Tangalle, “with choices of endless untouched, serene beaches and an ideal location to discover other popular, idyllic destinations”.

It highlights the market, “brimming with fresh, local produce and variety of fish from the nearby Indian Ocean”, delicious cuisine and cooking demonstrations, and of course the beach, a surfer’s paradise.

Meanwhile “the Mulkirigala Caves boast a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large and sheer rock formation”, while Udawalawe Elephant Park and Bundula Bird Sanctuary are must-visit wildlife preserves.

Whale watching

And, of course, dolphin and whale watching at Mirissa “has become a key part of a visit to the island. Sri Lanka is the only country that can boast a non-migratory blue whale which promises great odds of spotting one of the these giants”.

Last but not least, the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, “exudes old world charm … the architecture is stunning with many establishments being restored to their colonial glory.

“One can spend hours walking on the historic, cobbled streets, indulging in a quality bite to eat or a glass of wine and enjoying the many sights and sounds of this vibrant destination. If you can spare a day from the beach this is the perfect day trip.”

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