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