Fully vaccinated travellers from India can now travel to Sri Lanka. As per the reports, anyone travelling from India, who have completed both the doses of either Covaxin or Covishield vaccine, will be allowed entry into the island nation. Sri Lanka offers the best experiences to travellers. The entire island is filled with endless beaches, timeless ruins, oodles of elephants, fun trains, famous tea, and flavourful food, making a visit here almost irresistible.
Here's a list of five unique and must-do experiences for travellers to this mystic land:
Dutch Fort – the historic monument
Situated on the southern coast of Galle, the Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and then extensively fortified in the mid-1600s. The fort was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO to preserve its cultural heritage. Visiting this fort provides a rich cultural context of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
Travelling by train to Ella
A journey like never before, hop on the most beautiful train ride from Kandy to the scenic, cloud-kissed town of Ella. Undoubtedly everyone's favourite hill station, the views through Ella are stunning, with scenic tea plantations, waterfalls and viewpoints.
One of Sri Lanka's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this rock-top fortress dates to the fifth century AD. The atmosphere here is very spiritual. It acted as a royal palace and a Buddhist monastery in its time. Sigiriya is also regarded as one of the most significant urban planning projects of the first millennium and is home to some of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world.
Visiting a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka has been synonymous with the tea empire since ever! A visit to the heart of Sri Lanka's tea industry is spending time at the picturesque plantations of Nuwara Eliya. The neatly-terraced tea estates also offer travellers samples to take back with them. The Hill Country's Haputale Mountains are where Sir Thomas Lipton launched his tea empire. Sipping your favourite tea while admiring the breathtaking views is an experience you don't want to miss.
Get up-close with a diverse wildlife
One can spot elephants anywhere in Sri Lanka: working on a tea plantation, running wild in national parks, or in unique parades and religious ceremonies. Udawalawe National Park offers you one of your best chances of seeing elephants roaming free. It is one of the best places to go birdwatching in Sri Lanka too. Leopards can be easily sighted in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's number one leopard sanctuary, on the island's southern coast, where you can cool off in the ocean after a day on safari.
Passengers can now fly directly to Sri Lanks from Delhi Airport. Travelling to this exotic destination is an experience of a lifetime. Delhi Airport is proudly awarded the best Airport in India & Central Asia.