Experience Sri Lankan Cuisine

Experience Sri Lankan Cuisine

No Holiday is complete without tasting the local Cuisine and some countries have more variety
and unique Dishes to offer. Sri Lanka has a so much to offer with its Signature spices and
authentic Vegetables. Sri Lankan curries stay creamy, because of the Coconut Milk that’s been
used so very often.
Rice and curry – Anywhere, Anytime
The staple Food of Sri Lanka is Rice. Vegetables, Fish and Meet is been served with Rice. There
are Sri Lankans who eat Rice & Curry for all three meals of the day. It is never boring as we
have over 50 different types of Vegetables and 15 different types of rice to choose from. Al least
five Dishes of Vegetables are served with Rice along with Papadams, Green Salads & Sambol [
Sambol is made with grated Coconut and Chilly] Sri Lanka is a Vegetarian`s Paradise.
Hoppers [ Aappa]
The hopper has a soft, puffy, crêpe-like texture and is part of typical Sri Lankan breakfast. The
hopper is made from a batter with Rice Flour, coconut milk and palm toddy that is left to sit
through the Night allowing time to ferment. A Hopper tastes a bit like a pan cake, but looks like
a Bowl. The locals eat Hoppers with a Spicy Salad or a Curry, but to start with, you can try it
with Jam as you are not used to eating Spicy Food for Breakfast. But after a few days in to your
Holiday you can try it in Sri Lankan Style, You could have an Egg in the Hopper too if you wish.
Roti
Roti is common in South East Asia and there are so many versions of it. This is also spelled as
“rotti” or “roty”. Roti in Sri Lanka is made out of flour and Coconut and looks like a Pan Cake,
but a lot thicker and harder than a Pan Cake. Locals eat it with a hot Salad or a Curry. A pastry
with Vegetable curry is called a Vegetable Roti and a Pastry with Chicken curry is called a
Chicken Roti.
Kottu Roti
This is equitant to your Kebabs. When you are hungry after a few drinks in the late evening, this
is what you eat. It is a mixture of chopped up Nan Bread, Eggs, Vegetables, Spices and Meat
[on request] that has been on a Grill. This is the most popular street food in Sri Lanka. You can
watch it being cooked and the Noise it makes when chopping up the Nan Bread would not go
unnoticeably.
String Hoppers
String hoppers is a Rice Flour Noodle based thin, Pancake. You would need about ten of them
for a meal. String Hoppers are served with at least three Dishes of Vegetable curries. It is served
for breakfast and dinner.
Short Eats
This is a unique term used for Street Food in Sri Lanka. You find these in Bakeries and there is a
reasonable choice of them. Mashed up Potato and some curry in a Pastry would be a Vegetable
Roti, You could also try Egg Roti, Chicken Roti etc. Deep fried Lentils is called Dhal Cake [
Wade] .
Sea Food
Being a tiny Island makes Sri Lanka a great place to try fresh Seafood. There are a lot of local
Restaurants selling quality Seafood on the Beaches. Tiger prawns, Jumbo Prawns, Crabs, Lobster
and Langoustine are so fresh coming direct from the local Oceans. The variety of Fish is
amazing. Red Snapper, Tuna, Barracuda, Sword fish are a few to name.
Drinks
Ceylon Tea it is. Being one of the major Tea exporters in the World we offer really good Tea.
You can try the pure Tea such as BOPF or BOP , Blended Tea and flavored Tea. You can see the
Journey from Leaf to Cup at a Tea Factory.
The National alcoholic drink is called Arrack which comes from the Coconut Palm. Palm Toddy
is tapped out of the Coconut Flower and distilled to produce Arrack which has a volume of
around 30 % Alcohol. You can try it with Coke, Soda or Ginger Beer. Beer is not that Popular in
Sri Lanka and there aren’t that many types to choose from. The widely available & popular
brand is the Lion Larger.
Fruits
The island’s tropical fruit cornucopia includes non-seasonal fruits such as Pineapple, Banana,
Papaya and Water Mellon. Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Mangoes, Guava, Mangos tin ,
Rambutans and Star Fruits are seasonal and you can try them if you are in Sri Lanka at the right
time. The Orange Coconut called King Coconut is sold by the roads and tastes so much better
than the bottled Coconut Water.
You might occasionally find our curries a bit too Spicy. The Hotels would water the curries
down for you on request. After a few days in to the Holiday, you will slowly, but surely get
used to our spicy food.
Endless Sri Lankan Hospitality

Endless Sri Lankan Hospitality

Sri Lanka has a high reputation on hospitality as our social orientation hinges on a
tradition of care and empathy. Often, Sri Lankans are credited for their warmth and
friendly nature which is shown towards our travelers and tourists without a
difference. From airport services to a commoner in a street our friendliness is
chained ensuring a secure holiday on this island.

Hospitality includes security, comfort and making a clear impact, in all which Sri
Lankans are experts on. In all the mesmerizing locations, the central hills, the
intriguing beaches of north and south and all the wildlife destinations in Sri Lanka
is accommodated well, ranking high in hospitality with opulent hotels which
ensures all the luxury you need.

All travel destinations of Sri Lanka ensure maximum safety of the travelers and
accommodate the best guides which provide not only your safety but also a broad
knowledge of the places of visit. Sri Lanka will never give up under any
circumstance and you shouldn’t either.

The New Sri Lanka After the Pandemic.

The New Sri Lanka After the Pandemic.

Sri Lanka has always proven to be one of the best travelling destinations in the
world, it should not be told specifically as to how well she coped up with all the
tragic obstacles in the past decades. The 30 years of civil war, the easter sunday
attack and now the COVID-19 pandemic has equally drowned the Sri Lankan
tourism to equal depths crushing thoughts of rising back.
After the cruel terorism of 30 years Sri Lanka’s tourism industry ranked up to the
top before sinking to the depths in 2019 after the Easter attack but managed to
raise her head within a very short time and now again has fallen due to the corona
virus which have pushed all people to their homes closing down countries.
When mother earth heals, restoring its beauty, the same happens with all the
bewitching destinations in Sri Lanka, the beautiful central hills, the unimaginable
beaches and all the bits and pieces of greenery gets a new life.
Sri Lanka has fought well against the pandemic controlling the figures of patients
and specially deaths and taken all safety measures, while this all happens the
natural beauty of Sri Lanka unharmed by any kind of enemy restores its
heavenliness better than ever before and awaits open handed once again.

 

 

Adventure Tours in Sri Lanka

Adventure Tours in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is no longer seen as just a Beach Holiday Destination. Its verity of
Adventure activities have been identified by the Adventurers Travellers and
within the past few Years SriLanka has emerged as a Holiday Destination for
Adventure.
Hiking and Trekking-
Horton Plains, Kirigalpottha and Thotupola Kanda are some great places to
walk and Hike up in the Hills in the cooler Climate, through the Cloud Forests.
You get to see some Wildlife unique to these Hills such as Purple- Faced
Monkey, Horned Lizard, Samba Deer and a lot of Birds including SriLankan
White-Eye and the Black Eagle.
The Knuckles Mountain range has so many different Climatic Zones and this
isolated range of Majestic Mountains, is a Paradise for Hikers.
The Hantana Mountain range, close to Kandy is one of the most isolated, but
one of the best hikes in the Country. The range has seven peaks. On a good
clear Day, the beautiful city of Kandy can be seen from the first Peak.
The Sinharaja Rain Forest is Unique to SriLanka with so many endemic species
of Flora and Fauna. This one of the few virgin Rainforests in the Words and has
been declared as a Unesco Word Heritage Site.
Ella Rock-
This is an amazing climb close to the well-known Nine-Arch Bridge in Ella. 

 

You walk along the Train Track before starting the Hike. Once you get to the top
through the Forests and little Villages, you get to see the 180 Degree view of
Ella.
Biking –
The isolated back roads of SriLanka with stunning Scenery have attracted the
Bikers who sometimes, ride from one end to the other end of the Country.
They Cycle through the little Villages and Rice Paddy fields, stop at little local
Shops for a Coconut or some local specialities.
Multi-Activities-
White Water Rafting, Waterfall sliding, Hot Air Ballooning, Zip lining, Camping,
Surfing, Diving, Snorkelling and Canoeing are some of the popular Activities.
When to Travel to Sri Lanka

When to Travel to Sri Lanka

People travel to Sri Lanka to enjoy the wide, sandy beaches, Amazing Wildlife, Ancient cities and Temples, Mystical Mountains and Tea and fun activities such as Rafting and Biking.
When travelling to Sri lanka it is recommended to check out the Weather, as bad timing could affect your Holiday experience in Sri Lanka.The island’s weather is dictated by two key Monsoons and they occur at two different times and effective in different parts of the Country.

 

Hence, Sri Lanka is seen as a Year round holiday destination and you need to pick the best time to travel, as per your Wish list. July and August are the best Months to swim in the Sea in the North and the East. January to March is the best time to swim in the Sea on the South and the East coast.
Between November and April you can go Whale Watching in Sri Lanka. The best Surf Season in the South and South West is between November and March. The East [Arugambay] is best from May till September. The World famous Procession in Kandy is been held in August.May to September is the best Time for Wildlife. Best Time for Hiking is from January till March. The coolest Month is December and the hottest is May.The wettest Months are May, June, September and October.
Despite Sri Lanka being a small Island its Weather patterns are quite complicated due many Environmental factors. Within a space of four Hours you could easily move from one Climatic Zone to another.
Sri Lanka is a perfect Destination to get away from The European Winter. The best Beaches are Unawatuna, Mirissa, Tangalle & Bentota on the South and in the North and East the best Beaches are Trincomalee, Pasikudah and Arugambay.
The best National Parks are Yala, Minneriya and Wilpatthu. The cultural Heritage highlights are Anurathepura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy.
For Hiking Knuckles, Sinharaja, Ella Rock and Horton Plains are the best places. If you would like some Peace and Quiet The Hantana Mountain , Kirigal Pottha, Thotupola Kanda and the Knuckles Range are ideal hideaways.