CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020
by Jetwing ·
CNN Travel included Sri Lanka along with 19 countries as ‘’20 best places to visit ‘’ for 2020. According to CNN Travel’s 20 places to visit in 2020, the list includes Chile Lake District, Copenhagen, The Dead Sea, Dominica, Estonia, Galway, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Kyushu, New Caledonia, Paraty and Ilha Grande, São Tomé and Príncipe, St. Petersburg, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Vancouver Island, Washington, D.C., Wuppertal, Wyoming, and Zambia.
A part of CNN’s quote on Sri Lanka was read as, “The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka is as ancient as it is beautiful; as complex a civilization now as at any time in its 2,000-year history. Sri Lanka remains an essential destination, an epicentre of history, with relics and ruins, temples and palaces, wildlife running free.”
Sitting in the Indian Ocean off the south-eastern tip of India, travelers may default to thinking of Sri Lanka as a beach getaway. But to truly immerse yourself in the country’s history, go inland and tour the country’s cultural triangle.
Start in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the country’s capital in the 12th century CNN travel says.
A little over an hour to the west by car is the rock fortress, Sigiriya which is another UNESCO World Heritage site, Sigiriya is one of the most-visited landmarks in Sri Lanka.’’
The article has also mentioned two exclusive events that are not to be missed when in the country. First, is the Kandy Esala Perahera (commencing on June 26 to July 16), the annual festival honouring the Sacred Tooth Relic and Second, The Gathering (Occurring from July through early November) in Minneriya National Park, where herds of wild elephants migrate to the shores of an ancient reservoir in the north-central province of Sri Lanka.
The island nation of Sri Lanka is documented among tourists as a destination that has so much to explore, having the easy convenience of wandering to all localities within one day, exclusive beaches, and the welcoming and cordial nature of its inhabitants.