Eight things that’ll make you choose Sri Lanka for your next trip

1. Bentota
Take a boat ride on Bentota river, where you can feel one with nature and all that….

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2. Pinnawala
Done with the crocs? Head over to Pinnawala elephant orphanage where you can not only interact with these gentle giants, but if your are lucky you may just get a chance to watch one of them paint. Yes, paint. Who knew there were budding artists over there eh?

Pinnawala_013. Arugam Bay & Hikkaduwa
An island is famous for? It’s beaches..duh! And Sri Lanka has plenty. Head over to Arugam Bay for some surfing
or Hikkaduwa for scuba diving or just a spot of partying!

4. Nuwara Eliya

Tea, tea and more tea! Sri Lanka is famous for its Ceylon tea and for any tea lover Nuwara Eliya is a must. Even if you don’t love tea, go there for the scenic beauty and the fantastic winter weather.
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Mackwoods Tea Estate
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 5. Luxe Living
Five star luxury at almost half the price! Yes the INR is stronger and five star living couldn’t get any cheaper. So go ahead and book yourself into the Taj!
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DSC04863The Grand, Nuwara Eliya
6. Shopping
An all new wardrobe of high street labels at one third the original price is never a bad idea! Colombo is a shoppers paradise and almost every store that you enter I guarantee you will not return empty handed.
Dear Sri Lanka, thank you for being a manufacturing center!
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Beverly Street

7. Dambulla
Visit the 1st century B.C. Buddhist cave temple at Dambulla to see one of the best preserved cave temple complexes, that houses a total of 153 Buddha statues!
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8. Yala National Park
Head over to Yala National Park and explore the wild! Yala is known to have one of the highest densities of leopards in the world, which means your chances of spotting one couldn’t get any better than this!

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So are you convinced that Sri Lanka is your next holiday destination?!

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