Sri Lanka a ‘cultural gem’ that must be explored says global travel clothing brand Craghoppers


Top travel clothing brand Craghoppers is waxing lyrical about the delights of Sri Lanka in a blog post hailing our “impossibly striking views, breath-taking beaches and a landscape steeped in ancient history”.

It says: “Make sure you head for the cultural gem that is Sri Lanka. With so many tourist attractions and unique experiences to take in, it’s a unique island and one that is absolutely deserving of a thorough exploration!”

It focuses on the best places to visit and top things to do, starting in the capital Colombo and the National Museum, which will “help you get acquainted with the country’s rich culture and traditions”, and the “truly breathtaking” Viharamahadevi Park.

Next up is Adam’s Peak, “regarded as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka. Also known as Sri Pada—Sacred footprint, or Samanalakande—Butterfly Mountain, it’s a slice of climbing heaven”.

Of course the Temple of The Tooth in Kandy, capital of the Hill Country, gets a mention, “a golden-roofed temple where Sri Lanka’s most cherished artifact—the Buddha’s tooth—resides”.

Meanwhile, take the famed scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella, and “to appreciate the hillsides and quaint villages at their best, make sure you get a window seat”.

Back in Colombo, our mouth-watering cuisine is also high on the agenda. “Tuck into some of Sri Lanka’s most famous food, such as hoppers (a delicious crepe-crumpet combination) and the ultimate in comfort food; kottu, a carb-lovers dream”.

Not forgetting what Sri Lanka is most famous for, our celebrated Ceylon tea. “Grab your most trusty waterproof jacket, and head for the luscious, leafy tea plantations in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Tea will never taste the same again.”

Craghoppers is best known for its iconic Kiwi trousers, foundation of the all-weather ‘Breakthrough System’, which would later become the AquaDry waterproof system, which made their jackets and trousers both waterproof and breathable.

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