Our anniversary trip to Sri Lanka was one my wife and I will always treasure. Though I had been out before to play Cricket, this was special.
On our arrival at the airport in Colombo we were met with a lovely garland of flowers by a most charming courier who lead us exquisitely for the next 2 weeks to north of the country-Kandy- and to the south- Galle-including the beautiful game park Yala National Park where we saw leopard elephant and varied Birds . The hotels, from the delightful Mount Lavinia to a hotel overlooking the ocean near Galle were most welcoming with delicious curry’s even for breakfast. The choice of these hotels could not be bettered with staff in all occasions very polite and friendly.
We strongly recommend the Crystal Holidays group for all and varied trips to this beautiful island and to meet these fantastic people .
These 2 weeks trip in Sri Lanka allowed me to discover a beautiful variety of landscapes, condensed on a small island.
First of all, there you can found the historical part in the North. This region includes the two oldest capitals of the Kingdom of Ceylon and archaeological sites not to be missed.
The central part of the mountains includes the religious capital of Kandy, a sacred city that is very important for Buddhist pilgrims, thanks to the Temple of the Tooth. Also, Nuwera Eliya with these tea plantations as far as the eye can see, offering a very relaxing and refreshing atmosphere than the rest of the country.
Then, I highly recommend the experience of the mythical blue train connecting the railway station of Nanu Oya to Ella, an authentic journey through beautiful landscapes.
In the South, you have different choices of national parks, especially the best known : Yala, where you can try to observe a leopard closer.
And finally, the endless beaches from Tangalle to Bentota, through the charming little walled city of Galle, which has kept traces of several settlements, where it’s nice to take the time to stroll.
Lucie Padin www.jerrycan-voyages.ch
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