TOP 12 ATTRACTIONS IN SRI LANKA | Travel Guide

TOP 12 ATTRACTIONS IN SRI LANKA | Travel Guide


Another day, another adventure. Sri Lanka here I come. Sri Lanka is a really diverse country. I’m talking everything from ancient cities,
to rolling tea plantations, amazing beaches, dramatic landscapes, a huge variety of wildlife,
colonial architecture, and even a chaotic city scene. So for our itinerary, we utilized the insider knowledge of SriLankainStyle
and Pepper, 2 companies who specialize in crafting authentic Sri Lankan experiences. So without further ado here are my Top 12
Favorite Things We Did in Sri Lanka. 1. A Safari. You know me, I’m all about seeing wild animals
in their natural habitats, not locked up in a cage. In Sri Lanka, you can experience wildlife
in one of their many national parks. We went with Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris
to do both an evening and morning game drive around Wilpttu National Park, where you can
spot all kinds of animals, including elephants and leopards if you’re lucky. So we got really really lucky to have seen
an actual big animal like a leopard while we were there today. And we saw an elephant yesterday. I’m really happy. 2. Mobile Camping. We didn’t just do a safari. We also camped out near the park. Well okay not like hardcore camping. More like glamping. This is basically our home that we come back
to. Naturally the first question I had was where
do I go to the bathroom? So you come out here, the toilet’s here
and you do have toilet paper, it’s a western toilet. To wash up, you come out here. You have you pot of water, you got your soap. Got my water. And now I rinse it off with my cup. And of course the next question was where
do we shower? So shower’s right here. On top of that, we also got fed some of the
best food we experienced the entire trip. The Leopard Safaris team was even nice enough
to accommodate my vegan diet. Thanks guys. They seasoned it so well. It’s just so delicious. There’s just so many different flavors and
aromas. It’s very colorful. Food here is very very good. 3. Explore Anuradhapura by Bike. This ancient city dates all the way back to
the 4th century BC. That’s pretty old. At its height, the city was dotted with monasteries
and over 10,000 monks. It has more than a dozen archeological sites,
and we cycled through all of them. One of the major highlights from this was
visiting the 3 largest man made stupas in Sri Lanka, which at the time of the Egyptian
pyramids, were the 2nd largest man-made structure in the world. 4. Visit the Ritigala Monastery. I’m almost hesitant to share this one because
it was such a rare gem. It spreads across 700 acres of land and was
home to forest monks who lived a simple way of life long ago, but now it’s completely
abandoned. What makes it so rare is how untouched it
is. There were no crowds, no litter, just pure
unfiltered nature. 5. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. You will be climbing 1200 steps to get there,
but it’s 100% worth it. Sigiriya is one of the most beautiful historical
locations in the world. Combine its beauty with its mythical past
of feuding dynasties, and you have a history lesson that you actually want to learn. 6. Walk Through the Sri Lankan Garden. This is working spice and fruit farm in Matale
set against the spectacular views of mountains. The varieties of exotic herbs, fruits, and
veggies found across his land are quite impressive. And afterwards they let us in on some of the
magic behind their cooking as they whipped us up an incredible traditional home cooked
Sri Lankan meal. 7. Visit the Temple of the Tooth. Although Sri Lanka’s population practices
a variety of religions, the most popular is Buddhism. So According to tradition, a sacred tooth
relic of the Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th Century A.D. and was enshrined
right here within the Temple of the Tooth. 8. Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens. It’s the largest botanical garden in the
city of Kandy. My mom was pretty much in heaven here because
of her long-time obsession with flowers. She even got an autograph from our guide who
was an expert botanist and basically a walking encyclopedia. 9. Visit a modern-day tea factory. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest
exporters of tea. The tea factory we visited included a tour
of both the fields and the factory itself. I can honestly say after seeing all the work
that goes into what seems like a simple cup of tea, I’ll have a much bigger appreciation
of every sip I take. 10. Explore the Architecture Around Galle Fort. Galle Fort was a huge contrast to everything
else we’d seen during the trip – that’s because it’s of colonial past. It was built by the Portuguese and fortified
by the Dutch. We explored the cobblestoned pathways and
European architecture and noticed just how multi-ethnic and multi-religious the population
is. It’s a melting pot of cultures and communities. 11. Explore the Culture of Colombo. Colombo provided us a very different experience
from the lush jungle landscapes we saw so much of. Here where we found bustling city streets
with lots of Tuk Tuks, urban temples, and cool architecture. 12. Eat Fresh Fruit. Do not leave Sri Lanka without pulling over
to the side of the road and buying some fresh fruits from a fruit stand. We did this so many times during our trip
because the fruit was soooooo good. It was fresh, juicy, and super tasty. Now there are plenty of ways to get around
Sri Lanka. One of the famous ways is by train because
it allows you to see stunning views of Sri Lanka’s countryside. We were only in Sri Lanka for a week though,
so we didn’t have time to experience a famous train ride. Instead, we visited all the attractions on
my list via a car service that was provided by SriLankainStyle. Our driver Sunil was so friendly and knowledgeable
and was able to give us insight on everything we saw as we were driving throughout the country. My mom and I had an incredible time in Sri
Lanka. I flew her down to treat her to a fun mother-daughter
vacation and she enjoyed every minute of it. I haven’t seen her in a year you guys. On top of the authentic experiences they arranged
for us, they also found us some of the most beautiful boutique hotels Sri Lanka had to
offer, because, you know, only the best for mom right? I can honestly say that Sri Lanka is one country
I wouldn’t mind revisiting. Want to see more of my adventures in Asia? Check out my entire Asia travel playlist. And don’t forget to like this video and
subscribe for more. Thanks for watching and I’ll catch YOU on
the next flight.

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    Journal of Nomads

    Wow camping in style!! We would love to go on a safari and camp outside with that company in Sri Lanka! And that monastery was just wooow! I have to say Sri Lanka never really caught my attention before I saw your video, it looks like such a fascinating country!

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    Ishan Sha

    Lot of tourists coming to see my lovely country but sad thing is lot of tourists don't know where they need to see.. Lot of tourists going same famous places every time…. But im telling my country has tons of beautiful places to see… Im glad some places you visited in this video are not famous among tourists.. Now they can know about this places… We warmly welcome you all to our little country… But please be kind to help us maintain our country environment…

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    Flabby Fel

    Great video and lovely mom-daughter trip!! Which beach hotel did u stay at? Can u recommend it? Best regards from switzerland!

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    P.S. Films

    Nice Video. It looks very cinematic, great job !
    I love Sri Lanka and its nice to see that beautiful Footage !
    I also did a travelvideo in Sri Lanka… 
    I would like to get some Feedback for that Projekt so please check it out 🙂

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    Delaia Tschannen

    Dear Ashley, where did you book the Glamour Camping? I wanna check if i can do the same. Thank you for answering!

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    Premadasa Wasana

    Oh my god beautiful most different experience and I would like that foods and also a Sri-Lanken I am proud of my motherland and thanks lot of

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    Priyankara Herath

    I greatly appreciate your video.this is my mother land,its awesome video. if you don't mind can i post this video for my fb page with your approval.i want to show my motherland nice views to my people how you capture it.thanks bro,good job.come again.

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    Ольга Бойчук

    Wow! You made amazing video! Sri Lanka is so beautifull 🙂 We will go to Sri next mounth. Would you tell me a name of that place (7:22)? We will want to go there 🙂

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    Dreams Victor

    I'm so proud about the beauty of my country and I'm so proud to say that lm live in srilanka ♡

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    CarLover21

    Thank you for depicting my home country so beautifully! Also you are one of the few people I have seen who haven’t butchered the pronunciation of the places, except Sigiriya. It truly is as beautiful as you described it and I hope you visit again!

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    Dinith Thathsarindu Pathirana

    This video simply made me proud of my mother country… Good work and keep it up. Cheers!

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    Episodes of a Trip

    Nice video!!! I did pretty much the same as you do. I loved it! Here's my video :Dhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvMRWgepbk&t=5s

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    Sanu Das

    All of the mentioned attractions are here in India. If you experience India once, you will experience the world. You need to be here for years in order to understand and feel the oldest civilization, the most incredible and most cultural diversified country of the world.

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    Shruthi Krishnamurthy

    Hi Ashley…loved your video…which is the mountain view hotel you stayed at?…looks amazing…would wanna stay there…:)

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    The Craft

    Heads up to those heading to Sri Lanka. It's amazing, just returned – but if you can please steer clear of places that exploit animals. Particularly Gangaramayana Temple in Colombo that has an elephant stolen from his mother kept under a carport chained up. We saw the elephant ourselves and were deeply distressed to see it and dogs being chained by the legs. So many wonderful ethical places to visit in Sri Lanka and tourist dollars talk – so travel ethically if you can x

    *This also includes the Temple of the Tooth that have taken elephants from their mothers. The process the use to break them in is called crushing. It's terrible cruel.

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    Kristen Joe

    This is a great video! However it would’ve been even more helpful if you named the city each of these attractions is located. I’m trying to determine which cities I should visit in Sri Lanka.

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    shmhamzath hameed

    Next time don't forget to visit more beautiful hill country places like Nuwara eliya , Habutale, Ella (by train), Sambuwatha lake ( amazing natural lake top of a mountain) , Kithulgala ( water rafting), etc

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    Living Walks

    I've been enjoying watching this. We film 4k walks in cities, and it's lovely to discover how we can share and learn so much from each other through channels such as this, thank you for taking the time to add it. It's been many years since I visited and watching your film has enabled me to feel like I'm back there again. Perhaps we could subscribe to each other and look forward to sharing more content?

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    පින් බිම ශ්‍රී ලංකා

    One thing. Sri Lanka is a buddhist and Slinhala speaking country. tamils and muslim came very recently. So dont use the word "most favorite" to buddhism. Thank you for visiting Sri Lanka. Hope you give respect this amazing land

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    KELETSO

    Thoughts on going in August/ September /October with the wether preferably September ? Has someone been during these month, please share your experience with the wether would be appreciated

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    khz ind

    At 0:53, you mentioned some safari, voice isn't clear enough to understand.
    Please post the name of this safari park and location too.

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    khz ind

    At 1:11 you did mobile camping. How I can do it ? where is the location of this place? Whom to contact
    Can you please mention that information ?

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    Theo Tripcrafting

    Back from our backpacking trip through Sri Lanka. We had an amazing time with turtles, whales, tea and lots of delicious food!
    One of my favorite places so far😁😁

    https://tripcrafting.com/sri-lanka/

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    Anna Sophie

    What a great video! 🙂 Just came back from Sri Lanka and had such a good time there! Also uploaded a travel vlog! 🙂

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    Hashitha Eranda

    Nice video.. But I think you have missed elephant safari, Badulla train ride, Visiting Ella, and so many beautiful beaches.

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    Dolly Subtika

    I am a Srilankan, 🇱🇰 and after looking at this vedio I just miss Srilanka so much right now. I always love my mother country Srilanka. Waiting for the next holiday to go back there.

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    Travel With geeya

    Travel vlog ballan apith ekkth ekathu venna.blanko kohmda kiyala 🙃
    Link – https://youtu.be/g4GoF-b8ETU

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