From Sea 2 Tea – The Amazing Sri Lanka … Here’s 18 Highlights to Tempt You

1 May 2017

Sri Lanka was full of surprise & delight. We kept asking ourselves … why has it taken us so long to visit this beautiful island? It has so much going for it … National Parks teeming with wildlife & bird life, accessible herds of elephants, pristine beaches, amazing highlands full of tea plantations, friendly happy helpful people, fresh cheap seafood, tasty curries, low levels of tourism & it’s so affordable!

Here’s 18 highlights to tempt & tease you …

Mirissa Beach Sri Lanka

Pristine White Sandy Beaches with Warm Clear Water – If you want to know what Thailand, Vietnam & Bali looked like before tourism took hold … Mirissa beach is the place to be.

Hanging with a Herd of Wild Asian Elephants – Heart opening material in Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka. To be able to witness the gentleness & tenderness of such giant beasts whilst rubbing shoulders with them. Oh my … it doesn’t get much more special than this!Asian Elephant Herds of Sri Lanka

3rd Class Train Travel – Want to experience local life? All your senses are aroused? From the smell of freshly fried onion bhajis, the taste of warm sweet cardamom tea, the rush of the wind as you hang out the train door, the vibrancy of the tea plantations swooshing by, the rhythmic beats of the Sri Lankans jamming in the aisles … It’s a delightful smorgasbord for your senses … Yay!Train Travel Sri Lanka

Grab Your Safari Gear … We’re Hitting the Jeeps – There is something very primal & exciting when you’re on safari. The wind in your hair, 360o views of nature, bumpy dirt roads & wildlife galore. Love it!On Safari National Parks Sri Lanka

Baby Elephants @ the Elephant Transit Home Udawalawe – An orphanage for the rehabilitation of young elephants. A must when you’re exploring Sri Lanka. For your most memorable ‘hit of cuteness’ … visit during feeding times and delight in all their childish antics (9am, 12noon, 3pm & 6pm).Elephant Orphanage known as the Elephant Transit Home Udawalawe Sri Lanka

Stilt Fishermen of Koggala Sri Lanka – Precariously positioned on a slender stilt.  These guys would outlast & outwit any contender on Survivor! What an amazing display of strength, stillness and stamina.Stilt Fishermen of Koggala Beach Sr Lanka

Gift of Morning Magic – Those first silvery rays as Mother Nature weaves her special tapestry of morning light. It touches your heart & soul. You feel special sharing in this magical moment!Sunrise Udawalawe national Park Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is Awash with the Bold Colours of Local Life – It’s no secret colour affects your mood. With all the bright & brilliant hues everywhere you look … you can’t help but be upbeat! Get a little sunshine yellow & vibrant green to boost your happiness factor!Tea Plantations Sri Lanka

Lush Green Tea Plantations – In the village of Nuwara Eliya in the Central highlands of Sri Lanka. This is where you find eye catching slopes draped proudly with the vibrancy of ‘ready to pick’ lime green tea leaves.Tea Plantations Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Mischievous Monkeys – The Grey Langur has noble status within Sri Lanka & India. With a face like that you can understand why it features on Hindu deities.Grey Langur Monkeys of Sri Lanka

Tuk Tuk Travel – The vehicle of choice in Sri Lanka! Whether it’s exploring the Southern Coast beaches, braving the winding roads of the Central Highlands, cruising the sites of Colombo, taking in the history of Kandy or meandering through one of the many lazy villages beach side.Tuk Tuk travel Sri Lanka

Magnificent Birds – So many spectacular birds to see in the National Parks of Sri Lanka. Our favourites were the beautiful Bee Eaters in their brilliant blue, green & orange camouflage. Green Bee Eaters Sri Lanka

Tranquillity of Tissa Lake – Tissamaharama the ideal spot to access Yala National Park. Plus enjoy lakeside living – relaxing sunset drinks, beautiful bird life, reflections of your day & spot the odd sneaky croc or two!Tissa Lake Sri Lanka

Breathtaking Sunsets with a Feeling of Peace & Tranquillity – Get lost in the solitude of Tangalle Beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka.Beautifu Sunsets tangalle Beach Sri Lanka

Ponder the Plight of Plantation Life – A continuous problem for Sri Lanka! These ladies pick between 18 – 20 kgs of tea a day for a net take home pay of round $3.30 per day … and they still show you their best smile!Tea Plantations Plantation Wokers Sri Lanka

Proud as Peacock – Mating season (summer to spring) is a special time in the Sri Lankan National Parks. All the male peacocks fanning their feathers, twirling & dancing their hearts out to attract a mate. The trails & trees were like a crowded catwalk full of song & dance.Peacocks Galore Sri Lanka

Fresh Cheap Tasty Seafood – watch them unload the catch of the day at your local beach restaurant.Mirissa Beack Sri Lanka Fresh Cheap Seafood

High Tea on the Verandah of the Infamous Galle Face Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka – a stunning throw back from colonial days.High Tea Galle Face Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka

18 fabulous reasons to make Sri Lanka your next travel destination. Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

1 comment

  1. Comment by Denise

    Denise Reply 3 May 2017 at 11:43 pm

    OH WOW!!! I wanna go there, right now 🙂

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