Sri Lanka is a place for the surfer, mountain trekker, tea drinker and temple adventurer. If you like scenery, flavorful food, friendly people and culture, this is a country for you. In Sri Lanka we hiked epic mountains, climbed stairs to a sacred giant Buddha, tried Ceylon tea fresh from its source and laid back with fruit smoothies on the southern beaches. Make sure you book train tickets in advance for one of the most unique train rides through Sri Lanka’s highlands, and smile all day, because that’s what the locals do.
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6 Things to Know Before You Travel to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is the best destination for finding off-the-beaten path hiking, amazing food and rich culture. We rounded up our top tips about accommodation, transport, money, food and health & safety for you.
Visiting Sri Lanka's Best Ceylon Tea Plantation
Escape the heat and head up into the mountains of Nuwara Eliya, where you'll drink black tea from the source and see why they call it Hill Country. We visited the Mackwoods tea plantation, where we got lost in a sea of green tea trees.
Why Galle Fort Should be on Your Sri Lanka Itinerary
We had few preconceptions of Galle, so we were entirely surprised by a bustling yet chilled-out walled town that was easy to navigate and charming to wander in.