The south coast of Sri Lanka is a surfers paradise. Around each corner is a new break being enjoyed by only a handful. A searing sun, the warmest water and endless waves makes the south the perfect surfari destination. What makes it a surfari? No matter where you travel along the coast you are never far from the jungle, monkeys, peacocks and jungle bliss. There really aren’t too many places in the world that combine both the jungle and surf in such close proximity.
Hikkaduwa surf beach was one of my favorite spots to head out into the water. The town is pretty well developed having been on the tourist map for a number of decades. However, a chill vibe remains with bars and huts lining the beach, watching out over the surfers taking wave after wave. A reef sits below the break but the water is deep enough to make sure a bad landing is highly unlikely.
Lipton Tea is a staple item in the cupboard of most families around the world. Never did I expect to be trekking with a 60-yr-old local Sri Lankan up and down the steep mountains home amongst the famous Lipton Tea and other highly lauded tea estates. If you are looking to gain historical context and perspective this is one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka.
The Royal Tea Trail begins innocuously by the roadside before beginning to the wind between steep tea terraces. Although unlike the rice terraces in Bali these are not tiered. There are no steps and the tea-pluckers must scale the sharp incline. The tea plants are scattered with no particular pattern although they are often layered creating a beautiful linear design on the side of the mountains.
You’ll see elephants everywhere you go in Sri Lanka: working on a tea plantation, running wild in national parks, and leading the Esala Peraha parade in Kandy in all their bejewelled and sequined glory.
Uda Walawe National Park offers you your best chance of seeing elephants roaming free. Created to protect the watershed of the enormous Uda Walawe Reservoir, this park is home to around 400 pachyderms and has extensive stretches of grassland as well as scrub jungle and riverine forest. It is one of the best places to go birdwatching in Sri Lanka too.
One good reason to visit Sri Lanka is, whatever your name, Sri Lanka has it. From sandy pristine beaches to cold misty hills or dense rainforest with thick canopy or anything in between that.Apart from heavenly beautiful nature, Srilanka has 2500 years of written history and majestic remnants, pass way beyond that time frame, few good examples are Abhayagiri vihara (only second to pyramids of Giza), Sigiriya Rock fortress, Ruwanwelisaya, Gal Vihara and many more ancient sites, that will mesmerize you. Not to mention gigantic man-made reservoirs like Parakrama Samudraya. Sri Lankas history dates back to 40,000 BP, the earliest evidence for anatomically modern human settlements comes from here which is called “Balangoda Man”. There are so much more to talk about Srilanka, so why wait come and discover Sri Lanka !
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