Lying off the southern tip of India, it’s clear why the tropical island of Sri Lanka is quickly becoming a bucket list destination. With its stunning coastline, abundant national parks and mouth-watering cuisine, Sri Lanka (the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’) offers visitors sensational options. Watching wild elephants, wandering amongst rolling tea plantations, visiting colourful temples and trekking up to the rock fortress of Sigirya - this is just the start of what the country has to offer anyone volunteering in Sri Lanka!
Elephants – Watching majestic wild elephants wander in tropical forest or lowland woodlands within one of the countries many national parks should not be missed!
The Southern coast – Explore the lanes in the old town of Galle Fort, surf in Miri or relax on the golden beaches of Unawatuna
Food – pineapple curry, egg hopper, kottu, roti, dhal, coconut sambal, deviled vegetables – it is a true vegetarian’s paradise!
Tea – Sri Lanka was formally known as “Ceylon” and the countries infamous tea has well-deserved reputation of being one of the best in the world. The train journey to the tea-tasting opportunities in the rolling estates surrounding Nuwara Eliya is often peoples highlight of their trip
The Cultural Triangle – A perfect trio of sites in central Sri Lanka include the ruins of Anuradhapura city, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the 5th century citadel of Sigiriya, where the stunning views are worth the steep climb up Lion Rock!
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