Sri Lanka: Beautiful Sights And Delicious Foods

by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala


Oct 15, 2014

Sri Lanka is one of the most popular tourist destinations for world travellers. It is especially popular with Indians because it combines the convenience of a close location that is easy to travel to and from with the exotic appeal of something new and different. There are many incredible experiences waiting for you in Sri Lanka.

You can make your trip to Sri Lanka even easier and more affordable by combining a flight and hotel deal. By doing so you can save money and save time and effort because you only need to make and reference a single travel reference.

You must experience the following four things when in this paradise island.

Stay at Jetwing Lagoon


Olympic size swimming pool at Jetwing Lagoon

The iconic Jetwing Lagoon designed by Ceylon’s famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is one of the most elegant and comfortable ones in Sri Lanka and is at the Negombo Lagoon. Its massive swimming pool is that is twice the length of an Olympic swimming pool, with rooms available on both sides of the pool. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, with large comfortable beds. Suites are also available at the Jetwing Lagoon if you prefer the added space.

The Jetwing Lagoon offers an incredibly varied breakfast buffet. Whether you like Indian, Chinese or Western food for your breakfast, the Jetwing Lagoon buffet has everything you would ever want, plus a wide range of fruits.

Try the authentic classy restaurants in Colombo


Pepper Crab at Ministry of Crab

Colombo has more restaurants than you could experience in a single vacation. Here are a few options for you to consider. First, consider the Curry Leaf, which is in the Hilton Colombo. This restaurant is open to all, and you don’t need to be staying at the hotel to eat in the restaurant. Like many restaurants in Colombo, this restaurant is based around the variety of seafood that is caught fresh off the local coast.

Another option is the Ministry of Crab. This restaurant, as you might expect, offers a variety of sizes of crab, prepared in many ways.

 Visit the elephants at Pinnawala


Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Located in the small town of Pinnawala, just 40 kilometers south of Kandy, it is easy to reach. This resort offers an unparalleled way to experience elephants. There are 78 elephants on site at the orphanage, and they are taken to the river to bathe twice a day so you can watch them get clean. You can also pay a small surcharge to feed and brush them.



Climb the Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya, the Lion Rock, is another popular tourist destination. This gigantic rock, towering more than 150 meters over the surrounding plateau, is reachable via a long set of steep steps, so be ready to walk when you get there. This site, formerly the location of a royal palace, has large water gardens as well as a boulder garden and the former summer palace for tourists to explore.

No matter what you enjoy, you’re likely to find it in Sri Lanka. Consider saving money by combining a flight and hotel deal to make your trip even easier.

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About the Author

Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik has been traveling around solo since he completed his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food and exploring places alone. He writes his experiences on two blogs Romancing The Planet and The Travelling Indian.

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