Sri Lanka an island previously known as Ceylon until 1972 is an independent country. It is located at the tip of the Indian Subcontinent which is 65, 610 km2 in size. Which is pretty small I would say? But that’s what makes Sri Lanka so attractive besides the fact that is it an utterly poor country.

Let me state why Sri Lanka can be inspiring:

Climate

Sri Lanka has 2 separate monsoon seasons in different areas of the country at different times of the year. “Yala” which blows mid-May to late-September from the southwest, and the northeast monsoon, or the ‘Maha’, which blows in the opposite direction between October and November.

Sri Lanka really is one of those destinations that can be visited at any time of year, just as long as you know which month to travel where. Located in the equator, there’s sun to be found at any time of the year.

Beaches

Sri Lanka is well known for its magnificent beaches with picturesque coastlines.  Some of these beaches are most famous for its wave on the East coast. This tide could be perfect for a surfer to take a holiday to visit Sri Lanka to witness and go against the tides. This will be the most diverse bunch of surfers you will ever be in the water with.

To name a few of them: Arugambay, Nilaveli, Pasikudah, Unawatuna and many more. You can also share the seas with the world’s largest mammal, The blue whale from February to March which is a very rare experience.

Skyscraping Mountains & Waterfalls

Unlike many countries, Sri Lankan mountains mostly embrace a little history or religion to them. For instance, a hike at Adams Peaks will give you an insight to where the footprint of Lord Buddha is preserved. This footprint has also been claimed by the Hindus, Muslims and Christian faith to be of Adams or St Thomas.

It depends on who you ask. But the view is enough of a reason to visit and be inspired. Some mountains that’s also worth a visit are Riverston Peak, Piduruthalagala, Kirigalpoththa that will take you through green tea plantations, waterfalls, and many sceneries.

Safari Destinations

Sri Lanka has one of the best safari destinations outside Africa with an abundance of wildlife squeezed into 26 National Parks. You have the Yala national park which has leopards and birds, then Wilpattu National Park which is protected wilderness area with lakes, then the Udawalawe National Park which has a massive reserve with native wildlife and more.

Sri Lanka is said to be the only country in the world where you can see the world’s largest land mammal, the elephant and the largest marine animal, the blue whale in a single day according to telegraph.

Sri Lankan and Tamil New Year

This is the most anticipated festival of the year most Sri Lankan awaits. Unlike most of us who celebrate the new year on the 1st of January, Sri Lankan has their new year on the 14th of April.

This celebration has dramatic auspicious times to bring good luck to the year to each family that they need to follow. Besides all that, tables will be decorated with many different snacks that will mostly be eaten during the festive time. Why a tourist should pay a visit is to enjoy these foods and you get to enjoy many events that consist of play and drama.

Perehara Festival

Another reason why Sri Lanka is inspiring is the Perahara season. It is more like a parade but religiously different. Perehara is defined by Oxford as a religious procession, a ten-day series of a torchlight procession.

It is where majestic elephants amble through the streets, then the frenetic drumming, the exotic chants, sparkly light and shining gold of opulent costumes dancing out. It is most definitely a spectacular festival a tourist must witness.

History

Sri Lanka is very famous for it proud history. It is one of the countries which has a written history. There’re many historical sites which you can visit. For instance, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Temple of the tooth. etc. Technology is too complex even science cannot comprehend the mysteries behind them.

 

These are a few reasons why Sri Lanka is so inspiring. It is a country where any traveler can visit for all kinds of wonderful things within the country. To add a few more the rich soil, diverse plants and to not forget the rare gems that the country give birth to, it has a very long colorful history, which was affectionately known as Ratna Deepa meaning Gem Island.

If these reasons didn’t inspire you to visit Sri Lanka then what will.

Pictures Sourced:

Kalana Ruchiranga: https://www.facebook.com/kalanaRuchirangaPhotography/

Manoj Bogoda:

Aganthukaya – Visitor

Esala Perehara https://www.facebook.com/esalaperahera/

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Hope
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I love the pictures. It looks like a beautiful place.

Hackytips
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Yeah! Srilanka is indulged with history, beauty, and culture.

Keshia Richmond
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Learned alot about present day Sri Lanka from this article.

love faith more
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love faith more

Wow! You’re country has really an amazing place to visit and enjoy wonderful views. So just amazing!

Gloria Grossi
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Your photos are breathtaking. I love the way you were able to give a voice to your photos.
With that being said, this is a place I will love to visit. I wasn’t expecting so much from the tip of anIndia subcontinent.

Fibi Tong
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Sri Lanka is a beautiful place. my husband and I would love to go there again.

Hunny Bohra
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Hunny Bohra

Great info on Sri Lanka ! Kudos !

maysz
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Love this place perfect for adventure and travel! Like your photos!

Matija
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Matija

Sri Lanka looks amazingly beautiful, and so rich in history and tradition, the preserved nature, the animals, and the climate are calling the people to visit it more, it’s on my bucket list for sure.

Puja
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Puja

Nice post! Refreshed my memories of the trip we took to Sri Lanka recently.

Scottgilliland
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Scottgilliland

Sri Lana is on my list for either 2019 or 2020, I like seeing posts like this that give me reasons to show people as to why I want to visit! Thanks!

vaishali
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Yeah Sri Lanka. So beautiful…and the food? Yes please!

Bunmies Healthy Choices
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Bunmies Healthy Choices

Definitely learnt a lot from reading this article. The pictures are great as well! Thanks for sharing.

Nina Nichols
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I would have asked the same question had I not read a lot of blog posts about Sri Lanka. Rich culture, picturesque sceneries, and amazing sculptures. I hope to visit one day.

Livelearnbetter
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Beautiful breathtaking photos! Makes you want to visit

Sheena Moncatar
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Sheena Moncatar

Sri Lanka seems to be an underrated country. I have plans of visiting this country sometime this year or next year. Sri Lanka is definitely on my list. Great photos by the way.

blair villanueva
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blair villanueva

I heard many good reviews about visiting Sri Lanka, and I included this to my list. Hope I could visit her someday.

Kathryn Caric
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Kathryn Caric

Sri Lanka looks beautiful