From pristine beaches to lip-smacking seafood, 7 reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a lot to offer other than the beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes. This island nation, also known

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From history buffs to water babies and wildlife enthusiasts, Sri Lanka has a sport for everyone visiting the island. Here are seven reasons why you need to add Sri Lanka to your bucket list and visit as soon as the pandemic ends.(Unsplash)

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Whales and dolphins sighting: If you have always wanted to catch a sight of dolphins take a leap or spot the world’s largest animal, the blue whale then this is the place to be.(Unsplash)

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Home to five out of the world’s seven turtle species: Green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback and olive ridley turtles live in the waters around Sri Lanka. Many organisations have come together to protect the species from threats.(Unsplash)

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Best place to see Asian leopards: Yala National Park has the highest density of leopards in the world so you will not have a hard time spotting them during your three-day safari. The best time to spot them is between March and October.(Unsplash)

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reathtaking landscapes and hiking trails: Trekkers will have a ball of a time trekking through the mesmerising waterfalls, misty mountains and hillsides covered with paddy fields and tea estates. If you are lucky, you might also catch a glimpse of peacocks or deers crossing your path.(Unsplash)

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Pristine beaches: The first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about Sri Lanka is its untouched beaches. There is so much you can do on the beautiful beaches that will make you forget about the outside world and all your worries.(Unsplash)

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Beautiful tea plantations: Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest producer of tea in the world. The first tea bush was planted in 1867.(Unsplash)

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Cheap and delicious seafood: The mouth-watering fresh out of the boat seafood available all around the year is another reason to visit Sri Lanka. From crabs and jumbo prawns to squid and cuttlefish, you will definitely return with a satisfied tummy.(Unsplash)

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