Sri Lanka: Endless Beaches, Delicious Tea, Interesting Train Journeys and So Much More

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If you’re on the hunt for a getaway like no other, then Sri Lanka may be a wonderful choice for you. Home to over 22 million people, this South Asian country offers adventure and intrigue when you visit. There’s also something for most passengers travelling here too with beaches, wildlife and exciting cities for you to explore.

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You can fly direct to Sri Lanka from the UK, which makes getting here a straightforward task. Once you’ve booked your holiday to Sri Lanka, you’ll need to get your visa too or you won’t be able to enter the country. 

From this point on you can start the planning process. Need a little help finding the best things to do in Sri Lanka? We can help. Read on to discover the best things to do when you visit Sri Lanka.

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Taste the tea

Tea is one of the largest exports in the country. There are countless different teas available and we encourage you to try as many as possible when you visit. The best way to do this is to do a tour of the tea plantations where you can learn about the way it’s processed and then you can taste some at the end!

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Explore the wildlife 

Sri Lanka’s wildlife is extremely vast and you can see much of it once you touchdown here. This includes Asian elephants! Exploring the national parks is the top way to see as many animals as possible as they’ll all be in one area, so you won’t have to wander too far to see a new and exciting species. Some of the most popular national parks here include Yala and Udawalawe.


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Experience the trains 

Not only is the train one of the best ways to get around the country, but it’s also a cultural experience too. As you travel from place to place, you’ll enjoy scenic, mind-blowing views that you may have otherwise not been able to see. One of the most popular and beautiful train journeys is from Colombo to Kandy. Traveling by train also means letting go of some of the stresses of travel, and just being able to go along for a ride.

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Hit the waves 

Sri Lanka is home to wonderful beaches where you can relax and tan throughout the day. However, more daring visitors will want to take on the best surfing spots in the country for an unrivalled thrill. These waves can be found at various points along the Sri Lankan coastline, so you may have a great option close to where you’re staying.

Sri Lanka is a great option for an exciting adventure holiday with friends and family. The most amazing way to get to know this country is to choose these experiences when you visit. The charm and magnificent views here may make you want to come back again and again, so don’t hesitate and start planning your epic adventure today.