The Land, Cuisine, and People

For travelers seeking an adventure, whether for budget travelers or luxury travelers, Sri Lanka must be a destination. Here are 5 reasons to visit this amazing country:

Reason 1: Tea Plantations

Sri Lanka’s natural beauty surrounds the grounds of the entire country – from beaches to forests to the hill country. For complete serenity, drive to central Sri Lanka into the tea plantations. Sri Lanka exports 97% of its tea production, ranking themselves up there with India and Kenya


Reason 2: Beaches

Warm up from the cold hill country along the western and southern coasts of the country. Sri Lanka’s best beaches are situated in the south west coast. Here is the orange sands of Unawatuna beach


Reason 3: Unique Luxury Accommodations

The country encourages a range of tourists from budget backpackers to luxury travelers. For luxury travelers, adventure in these amazing luxury tents at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge in the mountainside near Kandy. With the complete bathroom and amenities it does not even feel like camping but rather pampering within nature
Aside from villas along the beach, try staying at this modern retreat along Lake Koggala. Tri incorporates the organic surroundings in this contemporary intimate setting on Sri Lanka’s largest lake


Reason 4: Cuisine

In less than a week, I have fallen in love with Sri Lankan cuisine. Because of its tropical climate, coconut is incorporated in most dishes. Imagine starting your day with this hearty local breakfast of egg curry and dhal with string hoppers


Reason 5: Warm, Friendly People

I cannot get over the friendliness of every single Sri Lankan – from tour guides to kids along the street and even in the courteous driving. Here are a few local people who warmly hosted us along our journey

Kumar, our local guide to hike through tea plantations, local villages, and up to the Mini World’s End
The lovely ladies of the tea plantations who generously let us take video and photos while they work and who encouraged this group selfie
A local tuk tuk driver and his wife who, with the arrangement of Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge, invited us to their home to teach us how to cook jackfruit curry and roti


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