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The Most Unique Experiences in Sri Lanka - Enchanting Experiences in the Paradise Island

Sri Lanka is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Read on and find out about the most unique experiences that you can have while travelling here.

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Find leopards in Yala

Yala National Park which is known to be the second-largest and the most popular national park in Sri Lanka is home to a large number of animals. Roaming within the territories of this park are many majestic leopards. It is known to have one of the highest leopard densities in the world too!

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Witness 'The Gathering'

You will be enthralled when you visit Minneriya National Park during the dry season when the Gathering takes place. This is a phenomenal natural spectacle that has garnered the attention of the world. During this occurrence, a herd of more than 250 elephants gathers upon the banks of the Minneriya Reservoir.

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Surf in Arugam Bay

You will find one of the most enchanting surf spots in the world at Arugam Bay. There are water sports centres here which offer lessons as well as equipment to both beginners as well as experts. The experience of surfing here will remain etched in your memory for many long years to come.

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Enjoy an aerial view of the Cultural Triangle

The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka is home to a large number of attractions. You will be able to witness the spectacular beauty of this region as you enjoy a helicopter tour of the Cultural Triangle. You can get in touch with companies like Cinnamon Air which is a well know air-taxi in Sri Lanka - a new service but rapidly gaining popularity on the island.

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Discover Sigiriya

Sigiriya is known to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. This remarkable attraction is one of the best places in the country to visit. It is believed that the rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa. Some even say it was a castle that belonged to the famous King Ravana. The place is complete with water gardens, boulder gardens as well as terraced gardens. The Sigiriya frescoes are quite breath-taking to behold indeed!

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Do a temple tour

Sri Lanka has a charming culture and heritage for sure. You will be able to learn more about the culture and traditions of the land as you do a temple tour. Be sure to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined as it is one of the most revered sites of worship in the country. You should also visit places like Embekke Devalaya, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Ruwanweliseya when you are travelling in the country.

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Enjoy a scenic train ride

The train ride from Ella to Kandy is one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world! You will be mesmerized by the breath-taking beauty of the Hill Country of Sri Lanka as you enjoy this exciting journey in the mountains!
Hope the information and tips above will help you to make your tour in the paradise island of Sri Lanka a lot more enchanting!

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