Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean which lives up to the hype of the next big tourist destination in Asia. From virgin beaches to the hills and Ethel warm and welcoming people coupled with its mouth water seafood makes this beach country the perfect holiday destination for anyone and everyone.
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Visa on Arrival in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka provides visa on arrival for Indians. Which is a pretty much seamless process all you have to do is have a valid passport and fill the necessary details of your stay.
Higher exchange value
Yes you read it correct, Sri Lanka is one of the few counties in the world where our Indian currency has better value. So money actually travellers a little bit longer in Sri Lanka. With INR 100 Indian = LKR 260 Sri Lanka (Approx as of 2019)
All major cities in India have direct flights to Sri Lanka. The travel time is anywhere between 3-6 hours depending where you’re flying from. Avoid taking a connecting flight. You’ll save money but waste a lot of your time.
Sri Lanka is from the get go is all about tourism. It’s one of their main sources of income. So no matter where you go you will always find friendly, smiling locals ready to help you navigate your way around the island country.
Great surface connectivity
Traveling around Sri Lanka is very very easy. You have pretty much unlimited options to pick from based on your budget. If you’re on a backpacker budget then the local government buses or the local train is the best way to get around the country. If your looking for comfort then hiring a car is the way. Car rentals can be found all over Sri Lanka. Other options include hiring a car and driving yourself.
The islanders know the importance of WiFi and pretty much anywhere you go you will find WiFi connection. The network operators include Dialog, Mobitel , Airtel & Hutch. Depending on the length of your stay you can opt for any which fits your budget. They all are pretty much the same.
Unlimited sea food
If you’re a seafood lover then this is paradise. You won’t have enough time trying out all the sea food that’s there on offer. It’s pretty much everything that the ocean has to offer is there on the menu. From crabs to lobsters to tiger prawns and everything in between. Tuna is the most common fish on the menu.
As a country for tourist Sri Lanka is extremely safe. The crime rate is relatively low, even the countryside down south is safe to travel at night. You won’t really come across anyone who’s looking to cheat or harm you in Sri Lanka. But then it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Always avoid being a typical tourist stereo type by attracting attention by doing all the wrong things.
This is pretty much the biggest drawing factor. Being an island country there are beaches all over Sri Lanka. It’s impossible to visit all the beaches on your visit here. The best are located down south in the Galle & Matara. The beaches are developed with shanks and other activities which include deep sea diving, snorkeling and even a chance to see the mighty blue whale.
You can’t call any destination a tourist place without a thriving nightlife. Sri Lanka won’t let you down in the night life aspect. The nightlife hotspots include. The beach towns of Mirissa, Hikkaduwa and Negombo. The cities of Kandy and Colombo have a thriving night life of their own which is overshadowed by the activities by the beach.