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Sri Lanka Holidays That You Did Not Know About
One of the best things about planning your holidays is deciding where to go, and if you have never been to the tropical island of Sri Lanka there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Now is the time to book your tickets as there are some amazing discount packages available. You will be saving so much on your great deal that you will be able to spend a couple of extra days in paradise.
Located in the Indian Ocean just southeast of India, Sri Lanka consists of rolling mountains and gorgeous flatlands. December to March is the best time to go if you want to avoid the rainy season. The temperatures are warm which will give you lots of time to enjoy the beautiful sunny beaches. If you do plan on going from April to November you can expect to spend sunny days somewhere as it is always beach weather someplace on the island. The offseason is one of the best times to enjoy Sri Lanka, especially if you want to have it all to yourself.
Even if you do not know how to scuba dive, there are classes that you can take on the island which will have you swimming with the tropical fish and giant sea turtles in no time at all. Some of the reefs are offshore, so you may need to hire a boat if you want to get to the best dive spots which include Bentota and Beruwala on the west coast, Unawatuna, and Welgama on the south coast, and Trincomalee on the east coast.
Get up early and explore the ancient caves. Visit Waulpane and learn why it is called the bat cave. Situated on the eastern side of the mountain range in Rakwana is has a running stream and a beautiful waterfall. Another cave that you will not want to miss is Bogoda. Legend has it that this was used as a hideout by King Walagamba.
Even though Sri Lanka is an island, there are many old canals, lagoons, and rivers that you can enjoy. Cruise down the Polwatta river and watch for purple-faced monkeys. You may even catch a glimpse of the mugger crocodile. If you take a boat ride on the Madu River you will float past small villages and be able to stop and shop for souvenirs at the local markets.
Other wonderful activities include hot air ballooning, horse riding, cycling, whale and dolphin watching, sailing, surfing, and of course walking.
Book your tickets today and head to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. You and your family will create memories that will last a lifetime.