Travellers Muse hails four top reasons to visit Sri Lanka: Leopards, beaches, the Hill Country—and food!


There are lots of very good reasons to visit Sri Lanka, and the Travellers Muse names four of them, from the food to the beaches to the fabled Hill Country.

As it says: “If you’ve yet to place your feet on these beautiful lands, keep reading to find out why you must.”

Starting with the food. “Sri Lanka’s culinary scene has been deliciously shaped by many forces, with most dishes richly flavoured with a variety of locally grown spices.”


Then there’s the pristine beaches. All round the stunning coastline you can “grab a surfboard and ride the waves from sunrise to sunset, or catch rays on the beach in a setting that seems like paradise”.

If you’re looking for seclusion, visit the country’s east coast, and dig your toes into the warm, soft sand along gorgeous golden-white stretches of pristine beach.

Meanwhile, some of the most popular Negombo, Hikkaduwa, and Unawatuna, which are on the more developed and touristic west and south coasts of the island.


And the wildlife. “Sri Lanka is one of the best places outside of Africa for safaris, due to its vast areas of unspoiled nature”, with many visitors to Yala National Park there to see leopards and elephants.

Finally, “Sri Lanka is famous for its rolling, bright green, tea-covered hills in the centre of the country.

“The Hill Country, as the area is known, is home to astonishing views of thundering waterfalls, emerald peaks, and one tea plantation after another.”

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