Sri Lanka listed among Conde Nast Traveler’s “20 Best Places to Go in 2020’’.
by Jetwing · Published · Updated
With all the clamour around the north and east opening up for the first time, Sri Lanka is fierier than ever. Conde Nast Traveler has listed Sri Lanka along with 19 countries in their list of “The 20 Best Places to Go in 2020”. The list includes Armenia, Bahia, Botswana’s Salt Pans, Canadian Arctic, Canary Islands, Copenhagen, Dominica, Dubai, El Chalten, Guyana, Metz, Mokpo, Nashville, Okinawa, Rwanda, Slovenia, Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast, South-eastern Australia, Southwest Michigan, and Tangier. If you want to ditch the crowds, journey instead to the island’s classic south which is quietly whipping out a tide of hits.
Sri Lanka’s southern coast is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets, though, in the modern-day, its mysteries are swiftly being exposed as more and more visitants flock to the country for its amusing culture, ancient heritage, incredible wildlife, and tropical beaches.
Most itinerants either start or end their tour of Sri Lanka in the south and it is a delightful part of the island to reconnoitre if one only has 2 or 3 weeks in the country. Although home to some of the finest seashores in the country, the eminent south coast has way more to offer beyond its sandy shoreline.
The Southern Province in Sri Lanka is accessible by car or public transportation. From the city of Colombo, the drive lasts up to 2 to 4 hours, depending on one’s final destination. For most visitants, a relaxed holiday on the southern coast commences from Unawatuna in the southeast to Tangalle in the Southwest. Though the area’s main tourist towns can be named as Weligama, Mirissa, Galle, Unawatuna & Tangalle, the exquisiteness of the coast is that there exists a plethora of smaller towns and quiet bays for one to unwind, away from the crowds.
For all who cherish the outdoors, Sri Lanka has something to offer to every type of explorer. From washing away your troubles in an epic surfing expedition, spotting a mighty whale in the Indian ocean, hopping on a luxury sailing cruise to observing sea turtles in the wild. At present Sri Lanka remains somewhat pure, untouched and unspoiled. With tourism numbers projected to explode over the coming years, NOW is the best time to visit!