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Awesome Things to Do in Sri Lanka – A Land Like No Other!

Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean and with good reason. There's so much diversity in the country that it is almost impossible to explore it all unless you are prepared to spend a long time in the country so here are some awesome things to do if you aren't sure where to begin.


Hike Little Adams Peak

There are some spectacular hikes around the country that you can take. But one that is not to be missed is the hike up Little Adam's Peak in Ella. The region which is located in the tea highlands of Sri Lanka is known to have some dramatic landscapes and Little Adam's Peak is one of those. It is not a difficult trek so you can add it to your list of things to do in Sri Lanka even if you don't have a lot of experience in hiking. The trail has mostly moderate climbs while there are small inclines where you will have to get a little down and dirty.


Ride the Kandy to Ella Train

Popular tour companies such as Walkers Tours recommends riding the train from Kandy to Ella. It is a popular Instagram photo opportunity and a quick search will show you so many pictures of people hanging from the doors of the famous blue train as it circles up the tea plantations and sloping hills of the central highlands. The train tickets a relatively cheap but you need to make sure that reservations are made early on. Whichever side of the train you sit, you will get to see some of the most spectacular views in the world. The line has been dubbed "the most picturesque train ride in the world."


Trek Through a Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya

Tea plantations have long been a fixture in Sri Lanka ever since the British discovered that the highland conditions were perfect to grow the crop and export to Europe. The mountains have a lush history of colonisation. You can learn all about the various types of tea that are manufactured in Sri Lanka and how each is made into the brew that everyone loves so much.


Go on a Safari in Kaudalla National Park

Sri Lanka has so many wild animals and so many national parks where you can go look at these beautiful animals. Kaudalla is one of these. You will be taken on open-roof safari jeeps and can witness elephants, leopards and so many species of birds both endemic and migratory.


Sunset at the Famous Rope Swing in Dalawella

Something cool about Sri Lanka is how unique places go viral for their breath-taking visuals. One such activity is the rope swing in Dalawella Beach with has become a popular Instagram photograph destination among tourist influencers who travel from abroad and curate beautiful images of their time in the country. Why don't you add your own interpretation to the collection.

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