Wondering what to buy in Sri Lanka? What are the best Sri Lanka souvenirs? Check out this epic Sri Lanka shopping guide and pick the best gifts from Sri Lanka on your next trip.
Are you curious about Sri Lankan cuisine? Wondering what to eat when you get to this beautiful island country?
Well, here is my ultimate list to the best food in Sri Lanka. And guess what? Apart from delicious Sri Lankan dishes, I have in my list 5 unique foodie experiences that you can immerse yourself in only in Sri Lanka.
So, what are you waiting for? Go, check it out!
I have often been asked about the most unmissable sites in Sri Lanka. Every time, my answer has included the gorgeous cave temples of Dambulla.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, the rock-cut cave temples of Dambulla are adorned with beautiful frescoes and impressive Buddha statues. To top it all, this place has been used as a place of worship since ages, going back as long as 2000 years.
Read my complete guide on how to visit Dambulla caves, where to stay, what to eat, and what to wear. If you still need more information, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you asap.
Polonnaruwa, an ancient capital city of Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese Empire, was once the epitome of art and culture. It was home to the sacred tooth relic of Buddha apart from being the site of one of the largest Buddhist universities of the medieval era. And it was home to 4 iconic Buddha statues that form the pilgrimage site of Gal Vihara today.
Apart from all this wonderful history, there was one special thing that drew me to Polonnaruwa. One special connection that took me back to my roots in Odisha. Click to find out what it was and read my travel story for Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is a tiny island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Yet, it has one of the richest cultural landscapes in the entire world. Mindboggling diversity and a century-old history are to blame. Needless to say, Sri Lanka is a treasure trove for any culture seeker.
However, there is just so much to see and do in Sri Lanka that it can be a nightmare where to begin your culture tour. It was for me!
That is why I put together this ultimate guide to experiencing Sri Lankan culture in 9 easy steps.
So, here are the 9 most amazing cultural experiences that you need to have in Sri Lanka. Culture vultures, go dig in!
Colombo, the often-overlooked capital of Sri Lanka, is actually a wonderful cultural destination. It is home to a massive national museum, the bustling Pettah market, and some amazing colonial architecture in the Fort district. Not to mention all the amazing people you meet and all that amazing food you can try when here.
I am glad we made a spent a couple of days here and did not use Colombo as a mere pit stop. And you should not either! There are 13 inspiring reasons to keep you back. You should totally check them out.
When things get better and the world drives Covid19 away, I am going to run off to a white sand beach, soak in some sun, and feel the waves. What about you?
If you are also craving some good beach time like I am, have a look at this exclusive list of the 11 best beaches in Sri Lanka recommended by travelers from around the world. I am sure you will find your favorite in there.