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The Best Hiking Trails Sri Lanka Has to Offer

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Whether a professional or a beginner, Sri Lanka has trails for your every need and has fast become a popular hiking destination due to the views at the top of these spectacular peaks. Boasting a vision of serenity that would draw out the photographer in you, here are some of the best hiking trails that Sri Lanka has to offer.

Ella Rock

Ella is a small intimate town that comes quite close to resembling that of the English countryside. The Summit of Ella Rock, 1000m above sea level, takes about a day’s hike from Ella town. The optimal time to leave is during the mornings of course as there are far less crowds and don’t be surprised if you find the occasional street dog following you along the way! Little Adam’s Peak is yet another trail you can find in Ella that can give you a view of the tea plantations and hills, though it is prone to fogging.

Sri Pada/Adam’s Peak

This mountain holds the second highest peak in the island and gives way to some stunning sunrises and an inspiring view if you time your hike right. At 7500 ft, this trail should be on everyone’s bucket list and you should definitely arrange this in your private tours of Sri Lanka. But make sure to plan it between December and May (optimal hiking months). The site is sacred to all four religions so you’ll also encounter many locals making their pilgrimage through this route. 

Knuckles

Knuckles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site based off Kandy, named due to its uncanny resemblance to human knuckles. With an unforgettable trek that shows off lush tea plantations, dense greenery and a range of biodiversity, Knuckles is a popular spot known for its sensational trails. You’ll want to plan your ascent any time between March and September.

Horton Plains

The trek up Horton Plains simply can’t not make your itinerary. Past the luscious highlands, the trek will reach its peak at World’s End- a steep slope of 880m, well known for its stunning views. However, if you don’t want your view to be bogged down by fog, you’ll have to make your ascent early and get there before 9 am.

Sinharaja

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is Lanka’s largest rainforest. By putting this trek on your list, you’re opening yourself up to a plethora of other opportunities, including the chance of seeing some endemic wild creatures and stunning flora.

Belihuloya

A mere small hamlet in the hill country, 160 km from Colombo Belihuloya is a rich, biodiverse spot owing to its various terrains, from grasslands to savannah forests; hill country to low country, etc. Most of the National Parks can be accessed through Belihuloya and thus, it makes the start of all great tours. If you’re up for it, check out the triplet trails: Hagala, Appalagala and Samanalawava but make sure to avoid raining season. This location, with its quaint surroundings and beautiful landscape, also makes for an ideal honeymoon spot!

These are some of the best and well-known hiking trails Sri Lanka has to offer but by no means does it stop there! There are countless opportunities yet awaiting you.

Countries To Visit That Aren’t Too Hard On The Wallet

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Traveling and the tourist industry has begun to bloom since recent times. People want to explore more of the world and often prioritize traveling over many previously important things such as purchasing houses etc. People prefer to accumulate experiences than material assets and hence travel more. This has really increased the tourist industry and brought it onto a new platform. In the same sense, there are many countries beaming with culture and untapped potential that are now being explored for their value. These counties are not too expensive to travel to and don’t require a whole chunk of money to be put down. Previously when the term ‘travel’ was used, people imagined countries like Paris, Italy and all those other European countries but since recent times, more and more Asian countries and islands are being exploited for the invaluable experiences that they offer for quite an affordable price range. Here are a few of those extremely beautiful countries that you can visit without having to worry too much about money.

The Country Of Color And Music

This is of course none other than India. The country renown for its deep-rooted culture, music, colors, history and many other things. As of recent times, there are many India tours available at very affordable price ranges. This is so because the country itself offers its goods and services at quite a reasonable price which then attracts numerous tourists. This is a country that is a must-go on every traveler’s list, not only because it is affordable but because of the numerous things there are to see, the food and experience a bit of its beautiful culture. When visiting India its best to visit areas that aren’t too crowded or areas that aren’t usually visited by tourists; the best thing to do would be to get to know the locals and use them as a guide to travel around. I guarantee you that they can show you or even take you to some places that are definitely not on any tour plan.

Hawaii

With the sandy beaches and beautiful blue waters surrounding the gorgeous island of Hawaii, it is definitely one of the topmost must-go places in the world. Hawaii is a completely different place of its own; the people, the food, the culture, the beaches, every single part of it having something unique to offer. It is one of those places that won’t seriously hurt our wallet to go to and one where you can get unforgettable experiences. This is one of the best places to go to relax, especially because of its all-round warm weather. You can get into your swimwear and just lie on the sandy beaches and relax away!

Greece

This is another country with so much potential for travelers to experience and one that is not too costly to visit. There are numerous places in Greece that you can visit with each one being different and offering a unique experience of its own. It’s a good idea to consult with a travel planner before you embark on your journey to get a full experience of the whole place.

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Top Things to Do During Your Tour in Australia

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The beautiful land down under is one of the most striking places in the world. Every year countless numbers of tourists visit Australia to witness its surpassing beauty and majesty. The article below provides information about the top things that you will be able to do during your tour in the country.

Visit Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri National Park is an immensely popular attraction in Australia. You will be able to see and admire the country’s flourishing flora and fauna with ease during your visit to the national park. There are lots of great tour operators in the region offering guided tours in the national park so you will be able to enjoy this experience with great ease. Don’t forget to take your camera with you when you visit the national park as the sights here will truly take your very breath away!

Visit Monkey Mia Beach

The enchanting Monkey Mia Beach is yet another popular attraction here. The beach offers all who visit it the delightful experience of meeting and mingling with dolphins. You will quite often get the chance to feed the friendly dolphins as well! Of course, there are rangers in the area supervising the interactions closely.

Enjoy Romantic Indulgences

If you are travelling with your significant other, you should try and enjoy some romantic experiences as well. The Yarra Valley is a marvellous place that you can opt to visit and explore with your partner. You will be able to find incredible hot air balloon deals in Melbourne as well when you search online. Make your bookings as soon as you can so that you will be able to avoid disappointment. You can get in touch with reputed tour operators in the area and obtain assistance in booking a tour if you wish.

Swim with sharks

This one is for the hardcore adrenaline junkies! You will be able to stare into the icy cold eyes of death and feel your blood running cold as you remain in a crude cage while the killing machines of the oceans swarm in the area. This is an experience that will truly be unforgotten for many years! You will be able to find information about the water sport centres in the country that offer this indulgence with ease on the internet. Be sure to inquire about the rates as well so you will be able to create a proper budget for the tour.

Enjoy the Delightful Cuisine

Australia is a country that is home to a diverse population. So, you will be able to discover a diverse food scene here too! This will give you the chance to enjoy a remarkable culinary adventure. Do try out new and exotic dishes and you really will not regret it. Step out of your comfort zone and savour the delicious tastes of cuisines that you have not tried out before. Here you will find Mediterranean, Italian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Malaysian cuisines.

Hope the tips above will give you the chance to enjoy a truly remarkable holiday experience in Australia and create memories that will last forever.