Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country in the Indian Ocean, in South Asia. The Gulf of Mannar and the Park Strait separate it from India and its capital city is Colombo. The history of Sri Lanka is rich and is spans over 3000 years, even with some evidence of culture and life there as old as 125000 years. The cultural significance of Sri Lanka is vast, as the first Buddhist writings, Pāli Canon, are as old as 29 BC. It is a fascinating place in all aspects, and a beautiful country to visit, so if you’ve just decided to visit it with your best friend, here are some things you can do together.
When you arrive in Sri Lanka, naturally the first thing you think about is where to sleep. If you are not into the camp life and sleeping outside, you might want to research some hotels, villas, or bed and breakfast inns where you and your dog can stay, enjoy, and chill after a long day of exploring the island. It is important to do your research beforehand when you are going to a foreign country so as not be unpleasantly surprised when a hotel says that dogs are not allowed in.
Pidurangala Rock is a huge rock formation in the north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It is one of the main tourist attractions of this county because of the breathtaking view and the interesting history behind the place. Over there, you can find a temple which you can also visit and really soak up the culture and the historical significance of Sri Lankan people, all with your best furry friend by your side. Just make sure that your dog is on a leash if there are people around, and even if there are no people there, to avoid them getting lost or ruining the natural wonders that happened here.
When in Sri Lanka, do as Sri Lankans do, right? When you are in a tropical country it would be such a shame not to visit one of the amazing beaches this country has to offer. You have about a thousand choices here, but one of the most beautiful ones is definitely the Tangalle Beach, in the south of Sri Lanka. You and your dog can be lazy in the sun, play in the sea, and get some exercise while frolicking in the water. The pristine water and the sandy beach will surely make you want to stay longer, and your dog will undoubtedly have loads of fun with you by their side.
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a long walk on the beach, especially if the “person” you are with is your best friend. Take your dog, bring some food and water, and stroll down the beach at sunset, soak up the fresh air, and just relax.
Of course, you can always be a tourist and take your dog on an exploration walk around the town you are in. You will see interesting houses, monuments, and temples that you don’t have back home, and your dog may make a canine friend or two along the way.
As you can see, Sri Lanka is a fun country very worth the visit. Not only is the culture fascinating, the history rich, and the people nice, the weather is also perfect year round. You and your dog can explore the new place, make new friends, and explore other cultures together, all of which will surely strengthen your already perfect relationship. You know what they say, friends who travel together, stay together!