The authoritative National Geographic magazine has included Sri Lanka’s East Coast as one of the ten hottest and best destinations to visit.
National Geographic says: “While the western side of the South Asian island of Sri Lanka welcomes enough visitors to become downright touristy, the eastern side has been bedeviled by civil unrest and a tsunami. But things are changing as the situations have resolved, turning the region into one of the hot travel destinations for 2016.
That’s especially true for beachgoers who want something more than sun, sand, and surf. Eastern Sri Lanka delivers. There are land safaris for leopard spotting, trips to ancient Hindu temples, back-road cycling, yoga classes, and ayurvedic spa treatments. Back on the beach, there’s snorkeling with blue whales and deep-sea diving amid shipwrecks in the Bay of Bengal. And when you’re ready to rest your head, you’ll find a selection of new hotels, from a tree house to private villas.”