Sri Lanka will seduce you with extraordinary experiences.
The word is out: Sri Lanka is Lonely Planet‘s Top Country to visit in 2019 in the guide’s annual tally. I personally wonder why it has taken it so long for Sri Lanka to be acknowledged as a top destination to visit. Despite its proximity to the remarkable and explosive Republic of India, which, somehow, has gotten all the attention and interest throughout the decades, Sri Lanka is capable enough to provide travelers with extraordinary and unique experiences in a considerably small territory in a surprisingly short period of time. Whether you’re up for surfing in the Bay of Bengal, taking part in cultural festivities in Kandy, visiting an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, time-warping to the ancient city of Sigiriya, or going on a safari in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka promises to seduce you with all its got hiding under its sleeves.
Without further due, here’s why Sri Lanka should also be in your Top Countries to visit in 2019.
Sri Lanka’s culture at its best
Iconic Sri Lankan stilt fishing
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Local markets and friendly locals
Heartwarming eyes of Sri Lankan people
Eagle flying above Yala National Park
Traditional dance in Kandy
Colonial Galle Fort
Sri Lankan family
Interacting with this gorgeous Sri Lankan family
Sri Lanka’s astonishing fauna
Flower offering at a temple
Eyes of wisdom
Sri Lanka’s lush green jungles
Yala National Park’s coast
A young monk in Sri Lanka