Magic off the beaten track in Nuwara Eliya, heart of Sri Lanka Hill Country
Roar.lk Life: If you want to escape the traffic for a while, there are two places just waiting to be explored, not too far from the city centre ‒ Galway’s Land National Park, and the breathtaking ‘Moon Plains’.
Galway’s Land National Park is a small forest reserve just North of Gregory’s Lake. There’s about 22 acres covered in trees and light brush, and a paved path through the forest which runs for about 2 km through the reserve and.
Moon Plains is a rolling stretch of beautiful grass-covered hills a couple of kilometres away from Nuwara Eliya town. It may be a bit difficult to find, but you can ask for directions if you get lost.
A Sri Lanka guided tour for posh London mothers
Kensington Mums: Dina Maktabi writes this entertaining and extensive blog for posh mums in Kensington, one of London’s poshest—and most expensive—residential areas, just round the corner from Harrods.
We decided to be a bit more adventurous this year and booked a holiday to Sri Lanka as a family of four. We had read so much about it before and a few of our friends had already been and highly recommended it.
Kensington Mums Tip: We bough the lonely planet Sri Lanka Guide Book and got reading on places and things to do and see. The kids also had a responsibility in reading and choosing top 5 places to see by placing post it notes on the page they were interested to see.
A country of contrasts and surprises
Dan Flying Solo: This is a country of contrasts and surprises, and one I very quickly fell in love with. There is so much to pack in here, every couple of hours you feel like you have arrived in a new country. If you want the headlines, I’ve written up ten best things to do in Sri Lanka.
From the lush green tea fields of the hill country through to the much warmer, and blissfully peaceful beaches of the south with old forts, wildlife safaris and rich traditions thrown in, don’t underestimate how much time you need to explore the country formerly known as Ceylon.
I hope this in-depth Sri Lanka travel guide will help you plan an incredible adventure to this Island that is slowly gearing up for a tourism invasion.
10 Attractions You Can’t Miss in Sri Lanka
Oyster.com: If you’ve been paying attention to lists of up-and-coming destinations around the world, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Sri Lanka on there.
The small and stunning island nation south of India is filled with ancient ruins, rolling hillsides, Buddhist temples, and impressive wildlife. Its tourism suffered between 1983 and 2009, when a horrible civil war took place, but since then, the country has been motivated to become a top vacation spot.
As someone who enjoyed the most delicious (and cheap!) crab curry while overlooking the beach in Sri Lanka, I can vouch that this country is only going to become more popular. So, take a look at our picks for the top 10 attractions you can’t miss in Sri Lanka and start planning that getaway.
15 best beach resorts in Sri Lanka for the beach lovers
TripHobo: Sri Lanka, the timeless Island destination of sun-kissed seas, endless beaches, historic ruins, and majestic elephants, is a wonderful destination that is loved by travelers worldwide.
Bestowed with a soothingly pleasant tropical climate elevated by its sandy beaches, the ambiance in Sri Lanka is totally mesmerizing,. What’s a better way to enjoy the magical island of Sri Lanka decorated with beaches than staying on the premiere beach resorts?!
From a huge list of beach resorts adorning the country, we have picked a list of 15 best beach resorts in Sri Lanka for the beach lovers. Grab a refreshing cup of tea and go, Sri Lanka!
The best of the Cultural Triangle
Gumbo: The five historical sites of the Cultural Triangle, some of them 2.300 years old, are definitely worth the 5+ days necessary to discover them. They are the remains of a great civilization that developed an architecture unique in Asia.
They were also built at different periods of time and hence display completely different styles and features, making it impossible to recommend one over the other.
Simply put, each one should be visited!