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Reasons to visit Sri Lanka – A wonderful holiday destination

Sri Lanka is an island on the Indian Ocean and is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean! This beauty is a tropical country with plenty of greenery inland and bordered by some fine beaches with great waters. There is much to see and do here which give one a number of reasons to visit this isle.


Go wild in the wild

Taking into account the natural environment seen on the island, it comes as no surprise that Sri Lanka is rich in wildlife. It is also one of the main attractions that lure tourists here. There are plenty of nature reserves here, but the most popular one would be the Yala National Park which holds the highest number of leopards in the world! There are many unique species of birds to see too. It's not only on land but also in the see where the wild swim free! There are whale and dolphin watching tours in different parts of the country.


Historic monuments

Sri Lanka has also a history that is thousands of years old! Therefore, there are so many historical monuments and temples to visit here. There are plenty of world heritage sites as well to be explored. There is an ancient evergreen forest, a mighty rock fortress, a magnificent temple, and a massive fort by the seaside. The aforementioned are just a few of the many historic sites on the island. There are a few museums around too, so if you are a history buff, you'll be able to learn more about the intriguing history of the island.


Adventure activities

If you've got a knack for some adventure, Sri Lanka offers you nothing but the best. In the mountains of the island, there are some excellent trails for hiking and trekking. Glamping too is an upcoming trend these days. Water sports are available too; white water rafting, jet skiing, surfing, kite surfing, diving, snorkelling and much more await those who seek a thrill.


Fancy accommodation

You'll never have to wonder about a good place to stay when it comes to accommodation in Sri Lanka. There is a large choice of places to choose from. Be it Sri Lanka resorts, boutique hotels, hostels or Airbnb, Sri Lanka has it all. Hotels such as properties by Theme Resorts are a great choice when it comes to a bit of luxury.


Scenic hills & hot beaches

If what you are looking for a relaxing holiday, that too is possible. In the hills of Sri Lanka are serene locations with cool climes that prove to be amazing when it comes to an environment to promote relaxation. The train rides upcountry too are amazing! The beaches of this tropical island need no introduction. The golden sands, sapphire waters and palm trees that provide heavenly shade.


The culture

When it comes to culture, the country possess' a rich one. This is because of its multi-cultural population. In the past, it all began with an Indian prince who set foot on the island where the indigenous people ruled. Next, it was the Portuguese, Dutch and last of all the British who left their mark on the local society! This has transformed the culture into a wonderful and colourful one you ought to get to know.

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