3 of the Best Things to Do When in Sri Lanka

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

If you are planning a trip to the island country of Sri Lanka it would be better to plan everything beforehand. Famous as the pearl in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a myriad of things to do and places to visit. So it will be quite hard to decide where to head first at the moment. That’s why we are up with a list of the five best things to do on your Sri Lanka trip. Make sure to cover all these things when you are in this serene and beautiful country.

Ride the scenic train from Kandy to Ella

  1. Ride the scenic train from Kandy to Ella

Hop on the train from Kandy to Ella which is the most spectacular journey on the land of Sri Lanka. The train passes through lush tea plantations, breathtaking mountains, imposing waterfalls, verdant valleys boasting captivating scenery, and stunning landscapes. Every single visual on this journey is no less than a treat to the eyes. The train originally starts from the capital city Colombo but Kandy to Ella route is dope and most fascinating. This journey can take up to 9 hours so the morning train is the best to catch spellbinding glimpses. Getting a reserved seat on this cute blue train is not that easy so make sure to book your tickets in advance before two or three days.

Galle Fort

  1. Visit the Galle Fort

Lying on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle Fort is one of the most treasured historical monuments in Sri Lanka. This fort was originally built in 1588 by the Portuguese and then fortified by Dutch that’s why it is popular as Galle Dutch Fort. Set amidst the astounding natural beauty, Galle fort is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. There is a myriad of places to visit such as Galle fort lighthouse, National maritime Museum, national museum, dutch reformed church, historic mansion, souvenir shops, Meeran mosque, and old dutch hospital. It also has some of the finest places to dine in like Hoppa, Sugar Bistro, The tune & the crab. The magnificent vistas of sunrise are the key attraction that can not be missed in the fort.

Trekking to Adam’s Peak

  1. Trekking to Adam’s Peak

Whether you are a trekking enthusiast, adventure seeker, or Nature lover, Trekking to Adam’s peak is a not-to-miss activity when in Sri Lanka. Also known as Sri Pada which means Sacred footprint, the peak is among the highest mountains in the country at 7359 Ft above sea level. Trekking to the peak is a moderate level trek covering a distance of 9 Km. The climb can take around 5 to 7 hours from the base point Nallathaniya to reach the summit. You will be mesmerized by the gorgeous views of Sunrise and Sunset from the top. The ideal time to climb Adam’s peak trail is from January until may when the weather is pleasant.

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