SRI LANKA: Best Travel Guide Part 2 – Exploring the South

SRI LANKA: Best Travel Guide Part 2

Exploring the South

Welcome to our written blog, where we take you on an immersive adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes and vibrant culture of Sri Lanka. Join us as we delve into a week-long exploration, filled with incredible activities and unforgettable experiences that will leave you yearning to discover this tropical paradise for yourself.

  1. Wewurukannala Vihara: Marveling at the Tallest Buddha Statue Our journey commenced at the awe-inspiring Wewurukannala Vihara, where we stood in awe of the towering Buddha statue that gracefully overlooked the surroundings that is about 55 meters tall. The serenity and profound spiritual energy of this ancient Buddhist temple offered a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s rich religious heritage.

  2. Tuk-Tuk Rides: Immersed in Lively Sri Lankan Life To truly immerse ourselves in the local culture, we hopped onto vibrant tuk-tuks, zipping through the bustling streets with the wind in our hair. The colorful sights, bustling markets, and warm smiles of the locals embraced us, allowing us to experience the authentic vibrancy of daily life in Sri Lanka.

  3. Virgin Tea Plantation: A Delicate Journey into Tea Production Our exploration took us to the picturesque Virgin tea plantation, a haven for tea enthusiasts. Surrounded by endless rows of lush tea leaves, we embarked on a journey of flavor and aroma, indulging in the rare white tea that epitomizes elegance and subtlety. It was a sensory experience that deepened our appreciation for the artistry behind tea production in Sri Lanka. We tasted the elusive virgin white tea that is only collected using gold scissors and we have tasted over 40 other teas. 

  4. Yala National Park: A Wild Encounter with Nature’s Majesty Venturing into the wild, we embarked on an unforgettable safari at Yala National Park, home to an incredible array of wildlife. Our hearts raced with excitement as we spotted majestic elephants strolling along the horizon, graceful water buffalos cooling off in the lakes, and the elusive leopard lying on the rock. This untamed encounter left us in awe of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity and the fragile balance of nature. Although amazing, we did not like that is is so overcrowded and its best to arrive there at 6:00 when they open it up. Sooner you arrive more animals you are going to see. 

  5. Nilwella: Releasing Baby Turtles and Basking in Tranquility Our journey took a poignant turn as we arrived at the tranquil shores of Nilwella. Here, we had the privilege of participating in a heartwarming turtle conservation program, where we released adorable baby turtles into the vast ocean. Witnessing these tiny creatures embark on their journey was a humbling experience that reaffirmed our commitment to preserving nature’s wonders. We also relished the serenity of the beach, allowing the gentle lapping of waves and golden sunsets to rejuvenate our spirits. It cost few EUR and they are being reinvested into the conservation 

  6. Hiriketiya Beach: Riding the Waves and Embracing the Surfing Vibe The vibrant energy of Hiriketiya Beach called to us, enticing us to ride the waves and experience the exhilarating surfing vibe. With boards in hand, we surrendered ourselves to the power of the ocean, reveling in the joy of catching the perfect wave. The vibrant beach scene, infused with laughter, music, and the aroma of fresh seafood, created an atmosphere of pure bliss.

  7. Ahangama and Tao House: Discovering Serenity Amongst Coconut Trees Seeking a tranquil retreat, we found ourselves at the enchanting Tao House in Ahangama. Surrounded by swaying coconut trees, we explored the serene Coconut Hill in nearby Mirissa, relishing panoramic views that stretched as far as the eye could see. We also savored the delightful flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine in charming local cafes, where each bite transported us deeper into the heart of the island’s culinary traditions.

  8. Anawatuna Beach: Swinging into Joy and Beachside Bliss Our journey reached its crescendo at the idyllic Anawatuna Beach, where we succumbed to carefree laughter while swinging on the famous beach swing. Although, great we didn’t the experience that much and it is very overrated from the Instagram. 

  9. The Hotel: Luxurious Comfort by the Seashore To complete our Sri Lankan escapade, we indulged in the luxurious comfort of The Hotel, a breathtaking beachfront property. The soothing sound of crashing waves and warm hospitality surrounded us, providing the perfect setting to reflect on the memories we had forged throughout our journey. Amazing hotel an amalgam of Bali, Morocco and Boho vibes. The best and most modern one in Sri Lanka. 

  10. A trip to the coconut hill in Mirissa beach left us stunned with the gorgeous sunset and the night vibe of the place. Mirissa beach is the sport in Sri Lanka for the vibe and restaurants and nightlife. Canggu in Bali is equivalent of Mirissa beach in Sri Lanka. 


Conclusion: Our Sri Lanka adventure unveiled a tapestry of experiences, capturing the essence of this enchanting land. From majestic Buddha statues and tuk-tuk rides to tea plantations, wildlife safaris, beachside bliss, and serene accommodations, every moment revealed a new facet of Sri Lanka’s diverse and captivating beauty. Join us on this immersive journey through our written blog, and let it ignite your wanderlust, inspiring you to embark on your own unforgettable adventure in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka.

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