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  • Sri Lanka Trip

An Enigmatic Escapade Into An Island Country

Amidst the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, an island country, awaits you to e... explore its wonders. Glistening white beaches, lush green tea plantations, ancient architectural ruins and a thriving wildlife are some of the best-kept secrets of Sri Lanka. Despite being a small country, the cultural richness coupled with vivid natural beauty, authentic cuisine and hospitable local lifestyle make the journey alluring.

What makes Sri Lanka easily accessible is the availability of a wide array of options. The vibrant hues of the country cater to luxurious and budget travelers alike. The colonial-style boutique hotels offering spa and Ayurveda treatments are a classic way to get lost in the serenity of nature. For a more local experience, some of the well-furnished homestays perched along the countryside offer a taste of Sri Lankan lives.

Places to visit in the Chennai-Sri Lanka Trip

Taste the flavors in South India in Chennai:
The best place to fly to Sri Lanka is from the thriving city of Chennai for the lucrative flight discounts. The jostling south Indian city, undoubtedly busy, also embraces rich Indian heritage and offers a few relaxing beaches. Nurturing a rich cultural heritage with ancient temples of southern India, Chennai is a confluence of the old and the new. Marvel at the intricate design of the temples, dip into some lip-smacking authentic south Indian delicacies and stroll along the beach in the evening. During Pongal, the harvest festival and Tamil New Year, the city rejoices with magnificence reflected in celebratory decors and foods. Before heading off to Sri Lanka, make a quick stop to admire the South Indian jewel, Chennai.

Things to do in Chennai:

Explore Historic Attractions:
Chennai is a city of cultural diversity with peaceful endurance. The Fort St. George, Kapaaleshwar Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple are some of the popular attractions.

Buzzing Beaches of Chennai:
Some of the best beaches around the city include Marina beach, Elliot beach and Covelong beach.

Enjoy the bustling city Colombo:

The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, is one of the vibrant cities of the island. A growing metropolis, Colombo offers a unique blend of the ancient charm along with hints of modernization. The rich history of the city dates back to the 5th century and is reflected in the remnants of the Portuguese, Dutch and British era.

Things to do in Colombo:

Stroll along Galle Face Green:
Stretched over a mile along the lengths of the Indian Ocean, the Galle Face Green, is an ideal promenade to spend the evening.

Explore Beaches and Old Dutch Hospital:
Feel free to enjoy the beaches of Mt. Lavinia and drop by the ruins of the Old Dutch Hospital, a historic landmark of the city.

Go Street Shopping:
Colombo may not be a top-notch shopping destination, but the throbbing market, Pettah doesn’t disappoint. From street delicacies to fancy accessories, brave through the local market for a glimpse of common lifestyle.

Confluence of Culture and Nature in Kandy:

Surrounded by hills and verdant picturesque tea plantations, Kandy, is a scenic and cultural gateway in Sri Lanka’s hill country. Considered as the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy has a rich heritage and cultural influences.

Things to do in Kandy:

Visit the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic:
The iconic Temple of Tooth relic, a Buddhist temple with golden roofs, is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.

Explore Royal Botanical Garden:
The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden extended across 147 acres with more than 1300 varieties of trees is a sight to behold.

Take a renowned Train ride:
The breathtaking train ride from Kandy to Ella, another small hamlet in the hills, is a journey amidst nature. From Ella adventure enthusiasts can opt for several moderate hikes in the hills.

Explore Elephant Orphanage:
Located close to Kandy, the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage nurtures abandoned elephants, and allows visitors to go up-close to elephants, and watch them in their natural habitat.

Wildlife Safari in Yala National Park:

Yala National Park is stretched across the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The mystic forest with wide expanses of grasslands, lagoons and water holes ensures a thrilling safari. Providing an abode for 44 varieties of mammals and 215 birds, a jungle safari amidst the canopy of trees and symphony of nature indeed awakens the senses.

Things to do in Yala National Park:

Go Leopard spotting:
Home to the world’s largest leopard conservation, there is no better place to spot leopards than Yala National Park of Sri Lanka. Apart from spotting leopards, a wildlife Safari also offers an encounter with wild elephants, sloth bears, spotted dears, jackals, sambar, peacocks and crocodiles.

History of Yala:
Beyond the present grandeur of wildlife, Yala has a past history of a lost civilization that existed over 2000 years back. The restored temples in the depths of the jungle elevates Yala more than a National Park.

Relax along the beaches of Sri Lanka:

The charm of an island country lies within the ribbon of pristine golden beaches that make an ideal gateway for fun and frolic. The west and south coast of the country is considerably developed and the beaches of Bentota, Negombo, Mirissa offer plenty of choices from luxurious hotels to boutique guest houses.

The eastern coast is absent from the touristy flavors, and were scraped off by the lashes of Tsunami. But in recent years, the beaches like Triconmalee are thriving with commercial growth. Yet the virgin beaches of the east are best to get away from the flood of tourists, and relax amidst the serenity.

Things to do in beaches of Sri Lanka:

Idyllic Gateway in beaches:
A Sri Lankan vacation is incomplete without relaxing along the leisurely beaches. You’ll be spoilt for choices to pick the best beach, though Unawatuna, Bentota, and Mirissa tend to be top favorites.

Whale Watching in Mirissa:
Enjoy a boat ride that takes you somewhere beyond the Mirissa beach to enjoy spotting whales and dolphins. Plenty of local tour operators conduct this trip daily.

Sea Food Barbeque and Sunset Catamaran Cruises:
With the sunny skies and the wind in your hair, set sail in a catamaran along the sapphire blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Relax and enjoy a barbecue as you breeze through the waters.

The Sri Lanka tour package from Chennai packs a punch for families, couples, and independent travelers. From beaches to hills, forests to temples, the tour is a perfect combination of a variety of elements that make it a worthwhile experience.

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