1. Eat local Rice and Curry - an explosion of flavours!
Curries are usually made on vegetables or meat or fish and a few different kinds of curries are served with plenty of steamed rice. Spicy sambols and crunchy papadums are added for the extra touch. Sri Lanka have a magnificent and tasty food tradition and cuisine, so you do not want to miss to taste the local food!
2. Visit at least one of the many beautiful beaches
Well, Sri Lanka is an island and have plenty of paradise beaches to choose from. If you are looking for sun soaked relaxation on golden beaches Sri Lanka is a destination for you. Sri Lanka also gives you excellent opportinities for snorkeling, diving and surfing in the blue waters of Indian Ocean.
3. See wild elephants on a wildlife safari - amazing experience!
Elephants have a special place in the culture of Sri Lanka. In some national parks in Sri Lanka you can see the wild elephants, which is an amazing experience! In Minneriya National Park hundreds of elephants gather every year around the lake during the dry months. Yala and Udawalawe are other national parks where you can see elephants all year.
4. Visit the Hill Country with beautiful tea carpeted hills and a salubrious climate.
In the Hill Country you can enjoy the green tea carpeted hills. The area around Nuwara Eliya is much colder than the coast, so bring a jumper to wear if early mornings or late evenings are cold. Nuwara Eliya is also called "Little England" because of the influence from the British during the colonial time, when they visited Nuwara Eliya as a holiday resort, when it was too warm to stay in other parts of Sri Lanka. The misty romantic hills of Nuwara Eliya are also perfect for honeymoon couples.
5. And of course taste the famous Ceylon Tea when in the hills.
Drink delicious hot tea in the cold climate of the hill country. Sri Lanka is famous for the production of Ceylon Tea. You can find a wide variety of ceylon tea to taste. Enjoy!
6. Go for a hike in one of the national parks. Sri Lanka is a lush green island with gorgeous greenery and views.
There are many national parks to visit for hiking. Visit World´s End in Horton Plains National Park for stunning views, climb Adam´s Peak in Peak Wilderness Protected Area during the night to see the sun rise, or visit the Sinharaja Ranforest Reserve for a hike in one of the last remaining virgin rain forests in Asia. You can also climb Little Adam´s Peak in Ella for a magnificent view of the landscape or hike to 9 arch bridge in Ella.
7. See the giant Blue Whales and Dolphins along the southern coast. No reason necessary, just do it!
The sea outside Mirissa in the south of Sri Lanka is one of the best locations in the world to see the giant blue whales. Don´t miss your chance for an amazing experience on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. On your Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Sri Lanka you will go in the early morning to get the best conditions, and you will also be served complimentary breakfast to be ready for your great sea adventure.
8. Drink King Coconut in the morning and you are ready for a day of adventures.
The delicious yellow King Coconut is the perfect way to hydrate your body. Filled with good stuff and tasty it is the best combination for a refreshing drink. You can find King Coconuts everywhere along the coast. Make sure to buy one and try!
9. Sit down, relax and enjoy the typical island-life...
After all it is your holiday. For maximum relaxation try Ayurveda massage and treatments in Sri Lanka. How good can life get?
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