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10 Things to do in Sri Lanka That Will Blow Your Mind – Discover multiple experiences packed into a beautiful Island

Shaped like a teardrop in the Indian Ocean this tiny island of grasslands, cascading waterfalls, mystic hills, wonderful biodiversity, beautiful beaches and a tropical climate as warm as its people are. All these are waiting to be savoured by the discerning traveller.

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Do a waterfall hike

Home to several picturesque waterfalls, doing a nature trail and a hike to one is a unique experience whilst in Sri Lanka. Laxapana falls, in Hatton cascades from a height of 126 metres to a natural plunge pool at the bottom, an ideal spot to cool yourself at. Plan to do a hike to Laxapana or another waterfall close to the luxury resorts in Sri Lanka you plan to book during your stay.

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Enjoy the beautiful animals

Visit a National Park to view herds of wild elephants as they gather at water bodies, witness the handsome leopards, those crafty crocodiles, the peacock in all its glory and many more. Doing a jeep safari as done by visitors at Heritance Hotels & Resorts is ideal to witness them close as the guides know their favourite haunts.

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Tea Estate Bungalow experience

Mystic hills, pretty carpets of tea bushes and cool climes are a part of tea estate bungalows in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka, have an experience of these to wake to picturesque mornings, have lazy afternoons and learn much about the tea making process among other things.

4

A scenic train ride

Out of many train trips one can do in Sri Lanka, the most amazing ride is from Nuwara Eliya to Ella due to the outstanding scenery of the hill country and the enchanting disappearing and reappearing of the carriages as the train winds its way across tea plantations and mountainous tunnels.

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The view from the Lipton's Seat

Arrive at this scenic viewpoint used centuries ago by Scottish Tea Planter, Sir Thomas Lipton to survey his tea empire. Cross the Dambatenne Tea Factory and do a trek of about 7km passing tea pluckers deftly doing their plucking to arrive at Lipton's Seat for spectacular views. Doing so early hours of the day is the best.

6

Climb Sigiriya

An ancient rock fortress of King Kasyapa, Sigiriya is a famous attraction due to the skilful irrigation systems, advanced engineering design, the famous frescoes making them outstandingly ahead of time. A must-do climb to also enjoy the panoramic view from the top.

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The spectacular beaches

No trip to Sri Laka is complete without enjoying the heavenly beaches and rich marine life. Irrespective of the time of your visit there will be a beach location to fill you with satisfaction.

8

Savour Sri Lankan food

Having a vibrant mix of cultures there are many delightful dishes to enjoy. Try rice and curry, light and crispy hoppers, creamy milk rice and many more. Each dish has its unique flavour and aroma enticing you to savour more.

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Amazing sea mammals

Sri Lankan waters around the southernmost tip called the Dondra Point offers many opportunities for whale and dolphin watching in their habitats. Join a tour departing from Mirissa, Galle or Hikkaduwa to get the best sightings.

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Village life on a bicycle

Smaller towns and villages around Sri Lanka has a slower pace of living and can be charming to explore. Rent a bicycle to do this, there are plenty of places to eat from and you also get a feel of authentic local vibes.

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