What is Sri Lanka Famous/Known For?
Huge Elephants Roaming in the Wilds
Sri Lanka is really fun. Imagine a country with a combination of giant whales, huge elephants, interesting ancient history, rising waves, hazy mountains, furtive leopards, enjoyable tea and friendly people. There are many things the country has to offer, some of which you will discover below. You can find elephants in almost every location in Sri Lanka- you can spot them in around the tea plantation, forests and in national parks. The best place to actually see these elephants moving about freely is in the national parks. The Uda Walawe Reservoir Park houses about 400 pachyderms including the elephants, and rhinoceros with scrub jungles, riverine forest, and grassland. It also offers a great view for bird watching. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Yala National Park
The famous national park is located on the southern coast of the island-country, and it is home to the alpha predator- Leopard. Although there are several national parks that protect the Leopard, you can spot more of the big cats in Yala National Park. The leopards in the park are in territories of more than one kilometer each making it the world’s highest density. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The locals in Sri Lanka are some of the friendliest and most appreciative people in the world. They are always willing to offer assistance to visitors and making their stay worthwhile. They carry foreigners along with their celebrations and festivals. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Sri Lanka is also famous for Nilaveli and Uppuveli beaches, which are secluded and have spectacular stretches of sand. These beaches are near Trincomalee on the northeast. The accommodation options are not close to each other, thereby making the two beaches ideal for those who want to move away from the crowd. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Sigiriya is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. The rock-top fortress has been in existence since the 5th century AD giving a more spiritual atmosphere. The place used to be a Buddhist monastery, as well as a royal palace. Sigiriya houses some of the world’s oldest landscaped gardens and masonry walls. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The tea produced by Sri Lanka is popular all over the world. For the tea enthusiasts and lovers, you can explore the tea estates (mainly situated in Hill Country) to get to know how the tea is produced. In the mid-1800s, coffee production was replaced by tea as the coffee plantations were destroyed by disease to a great extent. Sri Lanka is currently the world’s 4th largest tea-producing nation. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
You can get several unique, delicious cuisines in Sri Lankan. The country’s most popular meal is Jaffna Crab Curry. Although you can find similar food in India and some other close countries, the use of coconut (main ingredient) in the food preparation differentiates their spicy curry food from others. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Arugam Bay has a beach which is famous all over Sri Lanka for its coconut palms, soft sands, and idyllic surrounding. It is also a great place for surfers. It is a traveler’s gem, and one of the most famous places that tourists visit in Sri Lanka. The beach and the stunning sea view will fascinate you. A place not to miss! Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
One of the most charming caves in the country is The Dambulla Buddha Caves. This cave contains a lot of impressive cave paintings and spectacular Buddha statues with the picturesque surrounding. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, and you will find many tourist guides to get there. You will enjoy your time there, and you will learn many things about the culture of the country and the citizens. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Adam peak is believed to be a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Veddas, and the Christians. The country’s early inhabitants think the imprint of a footprint on the peak of the rock belongs to someone very important. The stunning view of the mountains will take your breath away. It is the best place to relax and enjoy your stay there, as it is a peaceful location, ideal for adventurous travelers.