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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean Awaits


All-year-round tropical climate

Each of Sri Lanka's regions is affected by two monsoon seasons, which occur at distinct times of the year. This implies that at any given time, visitors to the island may expect to find a bright climate. The southwest monsoon, which occurs between May and July, is rain-free for the northern half of the country.


Spectacular cuisine

The unique flavours of Sri Lanka's food, infused with exotic spices, make it a culinary delight. The well-known rice and curry spread consists of a flavourful lentil and chicken or fish curry served over rice with a side of veggies. Locals strongly recommend the fish curry. Kotti is a famous street meal of Tamil origin made with chopped roti flatbread, generally with eggs, meat and veggies as well as a tomato-based curry sauce.


Animals that are found nowhere else on the planet

There are 26 national parks in Sri Lanka, as well as two marine parks. Most famous are Yala National Park in Sri Lanka because of its abundance of leopards, as well as its 215 bird species and numerous crocodiles and other reptiles. It also has a coastline where five different species of sea turtles lay their eggs.
If you are spending your stay at one of the boutique villas in Sri Lanka the likes of Reveal the Collection, be sure to do your research by speaking to the staff so you can plan out your visits to the national parks!


Spectacular beaches

There are many undeveloped beaches in Sri Lanka with palm and blue waters, making it one of Asia's best-kept secrets. You can relax at Mirissa, while Unawatuna is more suited for people who like to party on the beach. Bentota, with its water sports like kitesurfing and para-cycling, is the place to be for adrenaline addicts.


Whales and dolphins await

Amongst some of the most majestic animals in the world are the Asian Elephant and the Blue Whale, and there is no better place in the world to see them up close that the isle of Sri Lanka. The waters around Kalpitiya are home to five different kinds of whales, including the blue whale and the minke whale. Spinner dolphins may also be spotted if you're lucky. Between January and March, Kalpitiya's whale-watching season is in full swing.


Spectacular scenery and hiking routes

There are many lovely nature paths in Sri Lanka because of the country's abundance of flora and fauna, including stunning vistas and waterfalls, misty mountains towering into the skies, hillside paddy fields and tea estates, and the occasional peacock or deer.


Great places to go surfing

Sri Lanka has been a popular surfing destination because of its easy access to the waves, the abundance of sand-bottom breaks, and the ever-consistent swells. Surfing events like Red Bull Ride My Wave often take place in Arugam Bay, which is regarded as one of the top locations in the world. Surfers of all skill levels can enjoy the best swells in the world thanks to the huge range of options available. Other coastal communities, like Hikkaduwa, also have excellent surfing chances.