Beaches on the East Coast of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka among Top 5 Travel Destinations in 2024

Sri Lanka is among the Top 5 travel destinations in 2024

Sri Lanka is among the Top 5 travel destinations in 2024.

Find out why you should visit this paradise island in Asia this year.

Beaches on the East Coast of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is making the news.

It is among the top five travel destinations in 2024.

Travel Off Path
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They highlight the exotic nature, warm climate, colourful culture, and amazing food that you experience when visiting the island.

It is also known as one of the cheapest locations for digital nomads

This paradise island has a slower pace of life by the beach, with plenty of culture and natural wonders to keep you entertained in your downtime

The other four destinations named in the list by Travel Off Path are Tunisia, Mexico, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.

They told you in 2023!

This article follows on from Travel Off Path’s article of early 2023. They reported  that Sri Lanka should be on travellers radar in their article “6 Reasons Sri Lanka Should Be On Your Radar This Year”.  

The article mentions the new The Pekoe Walking Trail which has some of the 22 stages close to GlenMyu Estate.
The train journey through the island’s lush and tropical tea country and crossing Nine Arch Bridge is also highlighted. This is also a favourite day trip by our guests that stay at GlenMyu Estate.

What is there to see in Sri Lanka? Why does is make the Top 5 travel destinations in 2024 list?

Sri Lanka has so much to see and experience that it is not a one trip destination.
The island is small, but it packs a big punch!

Diverse landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and stunning beaches, Sri Lanka has something for every type of traveller.

Whether you are an adventure tourist wanting to hike through lunch rain forests or climb magnificent peaks, or a history buff interested in exploring ancient temples and historical sites, a wildlife lover wanting to see a variety of animals or just want to relax at the beach, Sri Lanka can provide what you want. 

Hiking Trails and Peaks to climb.

The new Pekoe Trail covers 300 kilometres in 22 stages as it travails a lush landscape and tea trails. 

Horton Plains is an 11 kilometre hike through a montane cloud forest with spectacular viewing points.

Adam’s Peak is a religious overnight pilgrimage.

Little Adam’s Peak, Ella is a short hike to see a beautiful view.

Knuckles mountain range provides a tougher challenge and is suitable for the more experienced hikers.

Explore Sri Lanka's rich cultural history.

Immersing yourself in Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history is one of the highlights of visiting the island.

Experiencing the ancient cities of Polunnaruwa and Anuradhapura’s magnificent ruins will provide insight into what was achieved by the people of this island hundreds of years ago.
Climbing the Lion Rock in Sigiriya delivers history and a beautiful view.

As you travel around the island you are likely to come across one of the many festivals that take place in towns and villages.

A diverse landscape.

Wet zones, dry zones and intermediate zones provide a diverse landscape to enjoy. 

The geographical diversity provides the opportunity for travellers to experience different landscapes and activities.

Horton Plain National Park is a favourite destination for our guests at GlenMyu Estate. Places like this provide a natural beauty that needs to be seen before it changes as the country develops further.

Wildlife and wildlife parks.

The diverse wildlife that you can experience in Sri Lanka adds reasons for the country being a top travel destination in 2024.

Whether it’s elephants, leopards, crocodiles, eagles or samba deer you want to see there are lots of opportunities around the island.

Yala is the most famous National Park for safaris on the island. However, Udawalawe, Wilpattu, Minneriya and Bundala are a few others on a larger list for you to visit.

A variety of beaches around the island.

If you just want to relax at the beach then Sri Lanka offers a variety of beaches to enjoy.

Different parts of the island provide opportunities for diving, surfing, kiteboarding and just long sandy idyllic landscapes. The weather and what side of the island is affected by they two monsoons will determine what is available to you.

And the food.

As Sri Lanka is an island and it has several ports, the food culture has been affected by many facets.
Invaded by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British has flavoured the dishes that are on offer.
The traders that came from different parts of the world also added spice to the recipes that are on the tables of homes and restaurants.

There is an array of curries and street food for you to savour which will change in the part of the island that you are located.

Why should I visit Sri Lanka in 2024?

Sri Lanka welcomed over 200,000 visitors in December 2024. 
In December 2023 it received just 91,000.

As tourist numbers increase, the tourist hot spots will become more crowded, and you will miss the opportunity to experience Sri Lanka before it gets too popular.

The government in Sri Lanka have grand plans for increasing tourist numbers further, so we would recommend that you plan your trip in 2024.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate in 2024 and explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and see sights like Horton Plains National Park is a unique experience.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

GlenMyu Estate is listed on and Airbnb.
Contact us by the WhatsApp button on our website for direct booking rates.

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