SRI LANKA

This page collects all the Travel Stories from Sri Lanka by Besides the Obvious. We are updating our content on-goingly, immediately after we are visiting any new places. So stay tuned for the most frequent & new articles.

Sri Lanka formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka shares a maritime border with India and the Maldives

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources. Giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners. Guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about. To the hidden picturesque view. And recommending everything besides the obvious. The local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, a culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will explore our Travel Stories from Sri Lanka. Feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Things to do in Tangalle

Tangalle – Sri Lanka’s southern paradise

Tangalle is one of those Sri Lankan beaches made for paradise seekers. It’s a bit harder to reach as it’s dislocated from the usual Sri Lanka route but so worth a visit! This means that few tourists visit Tangalle, creating a more tranquil experience. The currents around Tangalle are crazy strong though. Be careful once entering the ocean, it might surprise you! But let’s see now the top things to do in Tangalle!

Top things to do in Ella

Why we don’t like Ella in Sri Lanka?

Ella is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It’s not hard to understand why. Naturally it lies in an incredible area. The mountains, the jungle, the tea plantations, the climate all make it a wonderful place. Let’s see now the all the top things to do in Ella and all the downsides of it. Because there are some things that’s worth to mention, so you’ll avoid some disappointment.

Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) has a climate and varied elevation that allows for the production of tea. The plant that gives the amazing green scenery, wherever you see in the elevated territories. In this article, we’ll review the best tea plantations in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Bucket List

Sri Lanka Bucket List

Here comes our ultimate and most comprehensive Sri Lanka Bucket List! Don’t miss any of the places once you are in Sri Lanka!

Sacred temples of Dambulla

About the Cave Temples of Dambulla

It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain a lot of Buddha statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Buddha and different staged of his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of god and goddess.

Why to visit Uppuveli

Uppuveli – an unspoiled beach in Sri Lanka

Why to visit Uppuveli? Starting from Mullaitivu, via Kuchchaveli till Nilaveli and Uppuveli. We could spend hours in the water just enjoying the perfect temperature of the ocean and meanwhile admiring all the palm trees and the sandy coastline.

Packing for Sri Lanka

What to pack if you travel to Sri Lanka?

It depends obviously on many preferences, and details such as how long are you on the island, is it your first time, which season and which part of the country you want to visit. But there are some very generic, as well as location specific requirements that’s worth to keep in mind while you’re packing for Sri Lanka.

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

The very different Jaffna in Sri Lanka

Jaffna is different. This is the capital of the Tamil territory in Sri Lanka. If you ask any of the very proud locals they will answer that their culture is different. Moreover, you will find it not only different but amazing.

Elephant Pass

Elephant Pass

Once you want to enter or leave Jaffna Peninsula, for sure you will be passing by Elephant Pass. It is located in the gateway of Jaffna Peninsula. The pass lies about 340 km north from capital. It has an important military base and used to be the island’s largest salt field. It was regularly the site of battles during the Sri Lan kan civil war. Elephant Pass connects the militarily significant town of Chavakacheri in the Jaffna peninsula to the Sri Lankan mainland.

Anuradhapura – The land of Stupas

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sinhala civilisation.

10 travel tips for Sri Lanka

Since we are planning to travel to Sri Lanka this April for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners and share with you 10 useful tips before travelling to Sri Lanka.

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