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Travel to Sri Lanka: Top 5, must-try experiences in the scenic country

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Travel to Sri Lanka: Top 5, must-try experiences in the scenic country

After being close to tourists for nearly a year and a half, countries across the world are slowly opening up to Indian travellers. Among them is our neighbour Sri Lanka. This post-monsoon season is the best time to travel to this scenic country.
Here are the top 5, must-try, unique experiences in Sri Lanka.
Luxury yacht experience
luxury yacht

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Sri Lanka has great weather conditions and amazing locales to sail all year round. Sunny weather, good winds and beautiful landscapes. Nothing is more luxurious than a yachting experience over choppy blue waters and picturesque vistas. Hence this is on top of our list of top 5 unique experiences when you travel to Sri Lanka.
Some popular routes:
Trincomalee- Passikudah
Mirissa- Weligama
Mannar- Jaffna
Book your yacht experiences here:
Best of Lanka
Sail Lanka Charter
Price– USD 825/- onwards
Luxury Train Experience
The viceroy carriage

The Viceroy carriage

The luxurious Viceroy carriage only runs during the peak season months of December and August. It gives you a chance to go back in time to the days of the British Raj. Expect wooden panelling, butler service, a well-stocked bar, and hearty Sri Lankan food on this scenic journey.
Route-  The ten-hour ride starts in Colombo and takes you to Badulla via Kandy, Hatton, Nuwara Eliya and Ella.
Book here
Floating Restaurant
floating restaurant

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A unique dining experience awaits you at the Beira Lake Floating Restaurant, Colombo. This is, perhaps, the most romantic experience in Sri Lanka, to dine in the middle of a serene lake. The restaurant serves delicious cocktails and Mediterranean and seafood fare.
Check it out here
Walk to World’s End in Horton Plains
Worlds End

Worlds End

Horton Plains National Park is the only national park in Sri Lanka that can be explored on foot. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is surrounded by the tallest mountains in Sri Lanka, providing stunning views as you walk through the park. A must-do activity is hiking to the 2000-metre plateau to ‘World’s End’ that has a breathtaking view. You can spot nearly 40 species of endemic fauna such as the rhino-horned lizard here.
Getting there- Hortons Plains National Park is a 32 km/45 min drive from Nuwara Eliya, and can be reached by tuktuk or taxi. Local buses and taxis ply between the capital Colombo and Nuwara Eliya.
Stay in a luxury tented camp
Wild Coast Lodge Sri Lanka

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This luxury tented camp is nestled on a beautiful beach overlooking the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean and a forest.
Eclectic architecture, handcrafted cocktails and classic Srilankan cuisine await you at this slice of paradise.
Price for 1 night- INR 72,000
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