Visit Sri Lanka 3 Ways: City, Beach, Countryside

Be sure to see the beaches when you Visit Sri Lanka ... photo by CC user Bernard Gagnon via wikimedia commons

Whether you would like to enjoy the vibrant city life, be lazy by the beach, or be impressed with the rustic views of the countryside, Sri Lanka is one country in Asia that you will certainly appreciate. Regardless of the things that you find interesting, this exotic destination is surely going to give you a holiday that you will forever remember.


City Break in Galle

Situated in the south part of the country, Galle is one of the most interesting destinations that you should check out when on holiday in Sri Lanka. Among others, one of its most popular attractions is the Fort Galle. The latter is a historical walled city, which is believed to have been built in the 16th century. This is a world heritage site, which makes it an even more popular attraction. Other iconic landmarks that should be also part of your itinerary include the Dutch Church, The Dutch Commandeur’s Residence, Japanese Peace Pagoda, and Baddegama. It may be located 119 kilometres from the capital, but a trip to Galle will be worth it because of the many wonders that can unfold right in front of your eyes.


Hiking in the Mountains in Ella

This Sri Lankan village will be the perfect alternative for the bustling city life in the country. More than just having a fantastic view, it is an excellent destination because it can offer a wide array of activities that can be physically challenging, but perfect for unleashing your adventurous spirit. One of the best is trekking, which will be an opportunity for you to explore its rich flora and fauna. This is the perfect place to be free from distractions and just immerse with the sound of nature. Whether you are on your own, with your partner, or with a group of family and friends, the mountains in Ella will offer the perfect retreat.


Beach Break in Unawatuna

For those who love relaxing by the beach and enjoying pristine waters, or even just clear blue skies or the heat of the sun, Sri Lanka beach holidays, specifically to Unawatuna, is a country that will be appreciated. Located just a few kilometres away from the city of Galle, it has been recently recognised as one of the best beach spots in the country. It used to be a sleepy town, but in recent years, with the influx in the number of tourists who are visiting, it quickly became commercialised. Even with these developments, it remained to be charming and has captivated a lot of tourists. Regardless of the time that you visit, you can expect the place to be teeming in terms of beach lovers who are enjoying the scenery. Whether you would like to splurge on accommodation or stay in cheap hostels, you will never run out of choices.