Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka adventures and travels with Compass and Coconuts. Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an exotic travel destination for most Europeans and Americans. It is situated off the Indian mainland, separated only by the Palk Strait.

Sri Lanka is inhabited by over 20 million people and is a melting pot of ethnicity, cultures, and languages. Climate is tropical and the best time to visit is from November to March. The seas will be calmer and generally, it will be less windy.

An abundance of exotic animals lives in Sri Lanka. For instance the Sri Lankan elephant or the Sri Lankan leopard. You will be able to visit a couple of national parks as well as natural preserves. For instance, you can experience The Minneriya National Park where elephants gather late in the dry season to drink from the reservoirs.

70% of the people in Sri Lanka are Buddhists. You should plan to visit some of the holy temples. For instance, the Temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha near Kandy.

Go to Colombo for more Sri Lanka adventures. We recommend you visit Beira Lake at night. In addition to the lake, go to Galle Face Green and Viharamahadevi Park which is located next to the National Museum. Try and find the large Buddha statue in the park.

In conclusion, you should go to Sri Lanka if you are looking for that mix of culture, history, and multi-ethnicity you can find in South East Asia. Go have an amazing Sri Lanka adventure. You won’t regret it!