Why Sri Lanka is the Best Country to visit in 2020

January 27, 2020

Sri Lanka is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. It is known for its first-class hospitality and extraordinary scenery, comprising of mountain ranges, beaches, lakes and ancient monumental masterpieces. Booking a tour to Sri Lanka with SoulTrek is a whole new experience as we will help you give back to the planet as well as marvel in the beauty of this exotic paradise island.  There is a variety of activities that we recommend like planting a tree at Hotel Sigiriya, visiting the turtle conservation projects at Kosgoda and visiting the elephants at the Udawalawe transit home.

According to Lonely Planet author Ethan Gelber in the ‘Best in Travel 2019’ book, he states, “Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived.”

Below is a statement made by CNN Travel regarding Sri Lanka which was featured among the best 20 places to visit in 2020. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka is as ancient as it is beautiful; as intricate a civilization now as at any time in its 2,000-year history. Despite the recent terror attacks that Sri Lanka faced in 2019, this paradise remains an essential destination, an epicenter of history, with relics and ruins, temples and palaces and wildlife running free.

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Galle, the city with timeless beauty is home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia. Its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches and cerulean waters. One can bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the Fort.

If you’re here for the animals, there are a variety of National Parks that you can visit. Among one of the most popular, is the Yala National Park; its magnificent sights of majestic elephants, fine-feathered peacocks, great black bears and agile leopards that steal away into the shadows of the thick foliage are unparalleled to any of the other national parks available in the country.

An experience that you simply must not miss is the eighth wonder of the world; Sigiriya. The marvellous rock fortress of Sigiriya is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The site was the domain of King Kashyapa whose aim was to build an impregnable fortress and within it, a heavenly abode. Rising over the dry plains of the Dambulla district, the tough climb up this flat-topped monadnock ends with the most scenic bird’s-eye view of the emerald plains and leafy villages below. The skeletal layout of the ancient city within the fortress marvels its observers with the grandeur and complexity of 5th century urban planning of Sri Lanka. On the way to the top one can observe the famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins. The smoothly glazed ‘Mirror Wall’ located a few steps away has sealed the expressions of ancient visitors, inspired by the vibrant frescoes.

Sri Lanka is an island of historical beauty and mystery, and you simply must not miss a trip to this paradise island. So, book your tour with SoulTrek today for an absolutely phenomenal tropical experience!

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