Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

I didn't really know what to expect when I went to Sri Lanka. I had heard it described as India Lite. I haven't been to India yet, but I can see how that is an accurate description. I loved my time here and couldn't believe how such a small little island could offer so much - especially when it came to wildlife! So much so that Conservation International has named it one of the planet's biodiversity hotspots!

Travel information and travel tips for Sri Lanka
  • peacocks are a common bird in Sri Lanka

The Most Captiviating Wildlife Adventures in Yala, Sri Lanka

Everyone goes to Yala in Sri Lanka to see a leopard. But to make the most of your visit, focus on the wildlife that you do see. I guarantee there will be some happy surprises!

Ayu in the Wild: Experiential Travel in Sri Lanka

A customized experiential travel itinerary created by Ayu in the Wild is a fantastic way to not only see Sri Lanka, but to interact with locals!

  • Loved integrating walks on the beach into my Ayurvedic treatments in Beruwala, Sri Lanka.

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine? And How to Prepare for a Retreat

Practical advice on how to prepare for an Ayurvedic retreat so that you can get the most from your stay.

  • reservoir at Hiriwadunna, near Habarana in Sri Lanka

What Life is Really Like in A Sri Lankan Village

In Hiriwadunna Village near Habanara, visitors get a feel for the 'real' Sri Lanka where villagers still use the barter system.

  • Adventure Travel - Leopard seen at Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala, Sri Lanka: Home to the Best Leopard Spotting on the Planet!

Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is home has the highest leopard population density on the planet. I was fortunate to see a leopard on all three of my visits!

  • Adventure Travel - Elephant family at Kaudulla National Park in Sri Lanka

Where Is the Best Place in Sri Lanka to See Elephants?

It's highly preferable to observe elephants in the wild, and not in one of the orphanages in Sri Lanka. Here are 3 great national parks to see them:

  • My tent at Leopard Trails, near Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.

Leopard Trails: A Review of the Yala Camp and Safari

My time with Leopard Trails at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, was one of my favourite travel experiences ever with its combination of monkeys, leopards, nature and luxury!

  • Cinnamon Bay Beruwala

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts: A Review of Sri Lanka’s Luxurious Hotel Chain

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is one of Sri Lanka's most luxurious hotel chains. Here's my review of three of them. P.S. bring your swim suit!

  • Sigirya Rock (Lion Rock) in Sri Lanka

Sigyria: The Lion Rock Where Monkeys and Mountains Meet

Sigyria, also referred to as "Lions Rock" is Sri Lanka's most visited historical destination. It's been home to a king, monks and is now a UNESCO site.