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Since we visited Sri Lanka this April, we have decided to collect some useful information and share here some travel tips for Sri Lanka. Also, we have added the mandatory checklist, created the perfect itinerary, collected the basics of their gastronomy and so much more. We have even more content about Sri Lanka, so stayed tuned for the next month’s newsletter to read more! In the meantime click below for our articles.
Anuradhapura – The land of Stupas
We have planned to go to Anuradhapura after spending two days in Negombo. Where we had the chance to recharge our batteries after the flights and accommodate ourselves to the different time zone and tropical climates. So, we were ready for the adventure, and to take our rented TukTuk for a longer trip. We were ready finally to discover the wonders of Anuradhapura. So, let’s see here the best things to do in Anuradhapura!
Once you want to enter or leave Jaffna Peninsula, for sure you will be passing by Elephant Pass. It is located in the gateway of Jaffna Peninsula. The pass lies about 340 km north of the capital. It has an important military base and used to be the island’s largest salt field. It was regularly the site of battles during the Sri Lan kan civil war. Elephant Pass connects the militarily significant town of Chavakacheri in the Jaffna peninsula to the Sri Lankan mainland.
The very different Jaffna in Sri Lanka
Jaffna is different. This is the capital of the Tamil territory in Sri Lanka. If you ask any of the very proud locals they will answer that their culture is different. Moreover, you will find it not only different but amazing. Indeed, Jaffna is a must in your visit to Sri Lanka just because you will be able to catch up with a unique multicultural way of living and understanding life. Let’s see why in this article.
Why to visit Nilaveli in Sri Lanka
Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District. It is located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. A historically popular Tamil village and tourist destination of the district alongside the nearby Uppuveli, the numbers of visitors declined following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War, but have risen again since 2010. So let’s see now the best things to do in Nilaveli in 2022!
Uppuveli – an unspoiled beach in Sri Lanka
We have been advised by the friendly owner of Ceylon Resort, that once we are at the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, we shouldn’t miss Uppuveli. Originally, we planned to visit only Nilaveli, but based on his recommendation we changed our plans and did both. And how good that we did it! Uppuveli is amazing, so let’s see here the main reasons why to visit Uppuveli.
What to pack if you travel to Sri Lanka?
It depends obviously on many preferences, and details such as how long you’re on the island is it your first time, which season and which part of the country you want to visit, etc. But there are some very generic, as well as location-specific requirements that are worth keeping in mind while you’re packing for Sri Lanka.
A hidden gem in Godauda, Sri Lanka
Sri Sumanarama Viharaya Temple is a Buddhist complex in Godauda, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is located between Tangalle and Matara. If you follow the coastal road, you might notice as it has a giant Buddha statue. This is exactly how we ended up here. We were on our way from Tangalle to Mirissa with our tuk-tuk, when suddenly just right next to the road we noticed this giant temple complex. It’s not included in any travel guides, reviews, or travel blog posts, even though it’s hard to get any information about it in English.
The 10 best beaches in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s beaches are well known for their idyllic scenery and excellent surfing conditions. From east to west, every beach has its own unique character. But – depending on your preferences – you might find good or better options. Here we are listing our favorites, the 10 best beaches in Sri Lanka as per our taste. Enjoy & let us know if you had the chance to visit any of them!
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