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6 Things to do in Sri Lanka in the month of December

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Sri Lanka typically derived as the pearl of the Indian ocean. Also known as the island of serendipity. Is a top best country on earth. Sri Lanka is one of the countries that should be compulsorily added into your bucket list. Planning your next tour to a country like Sri Lanka is worthwhile decision you could take. In your opinion why do you think visiting Sri Lanka is a good decision? I’ll tell you why that is because Sri Lanka is very special among other countries on earth. Why I am saying so because this little island country consists of various pristine beaches, waterfalls, ancient ruins of early kings period, and various attraction sites too. Now when it comes to the 12 months of a year each an every month is categorized as the rainy season, dry season and so on. Now when it comes visiting a country like Sri Lanka in the month of December, what sort of experience you could have? Here is the list of 8 things you could do on your visit to Sri Lanka on the month of December.

 

Surfing on a pristine beach

What do you think are the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is an island country consisting of various pristine beaches which are specifically popular for a vast amount of sea activities.

Here are the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka.

 

Exploring the ancient city of Sigiriya

Sigiriya, a citadel, a fortress that is one of the most remarkable symbols of Sri Lanka known for its astonishing location, breath-taking view and phenomenal technology used.  It is located in Central Sri Lanka, in Matale District. Sigiriya in the name stands for the Lion Rock. It is also considered as the eighth wonder of the world. King Kashyapa had built his palace complex on top of this rock, well protected from enemy threats. The remains of the castle building prove that there were water fountains which carried the water to a height of about 200 meters. The terrace gardens that brought the natural bliss closer to the residents of the palace had been well watered and nourished. The skill of the rock carver is second to none, that is clearly visible off the lion gate on the way to the peak of the rock.

The mirror wall, a polished parapet on the rock wall, is filled with poetry and phrases inscribed by the ancient travelers on the way up the fortress on the glamour of the palace and the thoughts that crossed their minds of its elegance. Sigiriya frescoes that bring a picturesque liveliness to the walls of the rock reveal the talent of the ancient painter. These are said to have a close resemblance to Ajanta cave paintings and are of ladies whose identity is a mystery to date.

February to April is the best time to visit Sigiriya. The site opens at 7 AM. The climb is quite challenging, but if one does not stop to look at things for long, it will not take more than 30 minutes to reach the top. Food joints around Sigiriya could be a bit expensive if you are on a budget holiday, so it is best to get back to the city to treat your hunger pangs.



Hiking mountains with backpackers.

Sri Lanka is the top best country for hiking. Because it consists of a vast amount of mountains nor peaks. Most of them are piduruthalagala(highest mountain in Sri Lanka), kirigalpotta, bible rock, DS rock, Rassa Kanda, Sri- pada etc. Among them, most of the tourist visiting hiking site is Ella mini Adams peak/ Ella rock, which is a suitable destination for hiking with backpackers. Having a fascinating experience by stepping on to the top of a mountain..facing the devious forest surrounding a huge area. Moreover apart from Ella , Pidurangala rock at Sigiriya is also a top spot for hiking.

 

Yala national park safari

Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland, and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants, and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland, and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants, and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.

 

 

Wind through lushing countryside iconic Sri Lankan Railway

         Sri Lanka is well known for its scenic train rides. Most travelers have a train ride as a must have experience in Sri Lanka. Being one of the cheapest options for getting around Sri Lanka it always offers an excellent opportunity to interact with Sri Lanka’s Society. Almost all of Sri Lanka’s railway Stations have Snacks and Fruits of many varieties. The Railways were built by the British in the 1800s, they were initially used to transport goods like rubber and tea but has evolved into much more.

         There are 4 classes on the Trains: Third Class, Second Class, First Class, and Observation. While it is compulsory to prebook observation and first class tickets, it is advisable that you purchase your tickets beforehand while using any class to avoid any unfortunate problems. Also, note that not all trains have an observation and first Class coaches. You will pass many waterfalls, mountainsides filled with tea estates and Pine forests while taking Sri Lankan Trains.

 

The best scenic rides in Sri Lanka are as follows.

 

Experiencing ayurvedic spa

Sri Lanka has always been a place that refreshes not just the mind and body, but also the soul and spirit of the body. Sri Lanka has been a center for spiritual and physical healing for 2000 years. Ayurvedic treatment consists of various herbal treatments and various types of baths and messages. These herbal treatments come within a tradition.