Safety Precautions You Should Consider When Travelling To Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean that you must have heard of Sri Lanka, due to its precious sapphire gems or if you’re a tea fan then you definitely must have heard the name Ceylon, which was what Sri Lanka was called when it was a colony of the British Empire. Filled with lavish beaches, beautiful rainforests with many native species and also a variety of colourful cultures, Sri Lanka is a prims tourist location, with many unique marvels that your bucket list needs to have.

The hub of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is inhabited by a total of five ethnic groups, the majority being the Sinhala, followed by the Tamil, the Moors, Burgers and the Malays. The capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenapura, but the centre of Sri Lanka is generally accepted to be in Colombo. You can easily find 5 star hotels within Colombo, such as Hilton Colombo, Cinnamon Grand and Galadari with reasonable charges. Colombo has many sites of interest that are recommended by many travel guides, although be careful not to hire a rickshaw if possible and rather order a cab as it’s cheaper. 

Safer and more reliable option, due to the fact that rickshaw drivers are known to fix their meters to indicate an additional distance travelled than the distance that has being actually covered. Since most rickshaw drivers would assume you have no knowledge on taxi fares if you’re a foreigner, they may try to hassle you to charge extra for their services. Sri Lanka is a safe country with no recent major crimes although petty crimes like this still tend persist. If visiting a beach area, please take care to stay away from rowdy crowds if you are a female or if you have a female companion wearing a bikini or sports swimwear. Visit this link if you are looking for a perfect swimwear.

Even if a high quality sports swimwear is not revealing, it can rouse up uncivilised and rude comments by those mentioned parties, especially if they’re in an intoxicated state. To avoid this and to truly enjoy the beach, it is recommended to choose to lodge in a foreigner’s only hotel, as the hotel only admits a decent crowd. It is highly advised to read on the laws of Sri Lanka, as something as insignificant as a public display of affection can wind you up jail, for a rather embarrassing crime.

The rest of the island

Purchasing a tourist guide is rather important to make the best out of your vacation. Sri Lanka is a rather small country, concentrated with many tourist attractions. The most commonly visited sites would be the Adams peaks, where a large footprint can be found embedded to rock on the top of Adams peak. Some say it’s the footprint of Adam, while others claim it go the footprint of the Buddha. The Sigiriya rock is an ancient fortress, build on top of the dock mountain. There are many places to visit in Sri Lanka and it can take more than a month to visit them all, just be sure to have a trusted guide to accompany you at all times.