South, Central Sri Lanka among best sites to visit

South & Central Sri Lanka among 24 best places to visit

by Zulfick Farzan 20-11-2023 | 2:27 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Condé Nast Traveller listed the South and Central parts of of Sri Lanka among the top 24 best places to visit in 2024.

"Rising from economic uncertainty, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is in the midst of a luxury and wellness boom—from its tea-filled highlands to its palm-fringed shores," said Condé Nast Traveller.

In January, the Galle Literary Festival will return after a five-year hiatus, with appearances by literary figures such as Shehan Karunatilaka and Alexander McCall Smith, while Gourmet Galle, the country’s new food festival, will spotlight 12 chefs in 12 venues, ranging from beaches to paddy fields, over a 12-week period from January to March, it added.

Inland, development of the Pekoe Trail, a new nearly 200-mile network of hiking routes that snakes its way through Sri Lanka’s highlands, continues. Traversing historic tea plantations, colonial estates, local villages, holy shrines, and forests brimming with biodiversity, it’s a novel way to experience Sri Lanka’s lush hill country, said the Condé Nast Traveller.

The top 24 best places to visit in 2024:

Accra, Ghana
Budapest, Hungary
The Cyclades, Greece
French Polynesia
The Kimberley, Australia
Kobe, Japan
Magdalena River, Colombia
Northern Rivers, Australia
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Quebec, Canada
Quito, Ecuador
The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Santa Fe, US
South & Central Sri Lanka
South Island, New Zealand
Upstate New York, US
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority