From fresh tea to cinnamon, the world ‘Lanka’ in the Ramayana epic to the word “serendipity”, the uniqueness of Sri Lanka will always entice visitors to her palm-lined shores. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, as it is also sometimes called, is an island with as many reasons to visit as her many monikers.
Sri Lanka has one of the longest documented histories in the world, and it still has the ruins and ancient traditions to show for it. The capital, Colombo, is the best place to start, with bustling bazaars, heritage hotels, and a not-yet-sophisticated tourism infrastructure ensuring exciting travel tales from the road become ones for the blog. Inland, the ravishing green interior is blanketed with national parks and draped with verdant tea plantations. Some of the world’s most scenic rail journeys in the world can be enjoyed to take it all in.
Galle, with its historic Dutch fort, might be the island’s most famous coastal town, but further along the coast, a smattering of beaches – including Dickwella and Tangalle – have quickly popped up in savvy travelers’ bucket lists. “Undoubtedly the finest island of its size in all the world,” said Marco Polo of this modest country in the Indian Ocean, and he might just have been right.
To mark three years since our founder went on the road on a global luxury hunt, we are unveiling our first publication
Launching on April 21st 2017, our inaugural coffee table book 100 Best highlights LuxuryHunt’s most inspiring travel experiences. This beautifully bound 708-page publication with gorgeous photography captures the essence of the LuxuryHunt journey which spans 26 countries across the globe. In addition, 100 Best showcases a curated selection of leading luxury brands through a series of special articles and features.