|Sri Lanka, the
second best place to visit
Geographic Channel in an exclusive report
categorized Sri Lanka as the second best place to
The commentators, the Times Travel Writer Jil
Crawshow and Editor of Wandertrust Magazine describe
Sri Lanka as ‘definitely a best place to visit’.
Referring to the first world traveller Marco Polo’s
description of his ‘favourite island’, as the ‘Jade
Pendant in the Indian Ocean’, the commentators state
that Sri Lanka is exactly what it is and that it has
got ‘basically everything for a tourist’.
Observing that in Sri Lanka a tourist may have a
‘beach to yourself’, they add that the country has
hundreds of miles of ‘amazingly undiscovered beaches
and coral marine life’. ‘It is arguably one of the
greatest islands for beaches’, they add.
They report that Sri Lanka has a wonderful history
and culture in a really small space and state that
Sigiriya is a place not to be missed because of its
‘You don’t get to number two without some must-see
sights’, they add.
Stating that Sri Lanka’s wildlife is a ‘major
highlight’, they refer to the availability of
elephants and leopards, making a special reference
to the Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary. Pinnawala is
now the largest herd in captivity with 65 elephants.
It opened with seven elephants in 1975.
They also comment on the ‘lovely food’ and point
out, ‘if anyone wants to taste spicy curry then,
definitely, Sri Lanka is the place to go’. ‘Sri
Lanka has a little bit of everything’, they said.