I was recently looking through some photos from previous trips and came across these from Sri Lanka. I can’t believe it’s been nearly two years since we visited, and I’ve barely posted anything about this teardrop-shaped country in South Asia. We spent two weeks exploring Sri Lanka with its nascent (but quickly growing) tourist industry, and would love to go back to see more of the country. The people, the food, the history (both centuries-old and more recent tragedies) all combine to create a fascinating place.
The cobblestoned streets of the former fort city of Galle. The beautiful beaches of chilled-out Mirissa. The heights of mysterious Sigiriya. Elephants and wildlife in Minneriya. Trains and tea in Ella. The historical centre of Kandy. Fast-paced, dusty Colombo. Colourful festivals. Spicy curries and sickly sweet desserts. Here are some of my favourite photos from our trip.
School boys relaxing in the shade in Galle
The lighthouse in Galle
A game of cricket in Galle
Boys playing in the ocean in the dying sunlight
Wandering the cobblestoned streets of Galle
Early morning in Mirissa, on our way to see whales
Fishing boats in Mirissa
Surfer in Mirissa
Volleyball on the beach in Mirissa
Cricket on the beach in Mirissa
Sunrise in Mirissa
Fisherman in Mirissa
Thin, fluffy crepes filled with a sweet coconut mixture – my favourite snack in Sri Lanka
Train travel in Ella
Train tracks in Ella
Climbing up to Adam’s Peak in Ella
Views across the tea plantations in Ella
Travelling by train from Ella to Kandy
Building in Kandy
Old tea posters in Kandy
Tea plantation in Kandy
Looking over Kandy
Elephant statues in Kandy
Looking across the lake in Kandy
Lighting candles in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
View of Sigiriya
Paintings inside Sigiriya
View from the top of Sigiriya
Stairs used to climb up Sigiriya – you won’t see me climbing these!
Elephants at Minneriya National Park
People crowding Galle Face Green
The Perahera festival
Beautifully-adorned dancers during Perahera festival
Smiling faces in Colombo
Grains for sale in Colombo
Mosque in Colombo
If you haven’t visited yet, put it on your list.
Have you ever visited Sri Lanka? What is your favourite place in the country? Would you visit again?