Sri Lanka – Jeweled shaped country

Sri Lanka things to do

I just returned from a recent trip to Sri Lanka, and what a country this is, it wasn’t really on my radar at all but after doing some research into this country it started to entice me.

A jeweled shaped country in the Indian Ocean, with mountains, elephants, trains and amazing beaches, what more could you want.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka things to do

I started my journey in the capital Colombo, a fast growing metropolis with High rise flats and offices sprouting out of the ground like newly planted trees.

This city is a street photographers dream if you like that kind of thing, me, I’m more of a landscape kind of photographer.

I stayed here for one night then moved onto Kandy by train, this is probably the easiest and cheapest way of getting around Sri Lanka, trains are comfortable and relatively clean.

What to do in Sri Lanka

Kandy is a large city in Sri Lanka and a good starting point to explore this amazing country, Kandy Lake, Temple of the tooth and from here you can move North or South, I chose to go South, and from here I moved onto Ella.

I took a car first from Kandy to Nanuoya train station passing through tea plantation country and amazing landscapes.

I stopped numerous times to take some shots, then from Nanuoya to Ella by train, supposed to be one of the most picturesque train rides in the world. Unfortunately our train was delayed a few hours and we ended up taking a train ride in the dark.

Ella is a great spot to spend a few days, hike Little Adams peak for spectacular view of the surrounds area and visit the nine arches bridge or a tea plantation.

Sri Lanka things to do

From here I took a car down to Udawalawe National Park, a smaller park than Yale but still heaving with wildlife, birds, crocs, elephants and even jaguars if you’re lucky.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

We took the morning Safari and then after that departed for the old dutch fort city of Galle in the south of Sri Lanka, this quaint little city has so much charm and is a pleasure to shoot, amazing sunsets and architecture create some amazing shots.

After a few days in Galle I made my way along the coastline by train, stopping at various spots along the way, the beaches in Sri Lanka are pristine with a laid back atmosphere.

This place really stole my heart, the people and cuisine together with the amazing scenery and diversity this country has to offer made it one of my favorite countries I have visited in my travels.

 By Russell Pearson

Instagram : @pearsonphotography



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