How to Holiday Sri Lanka and Maldives on a Budget
Sri Lanka and Maldives are two beautiful tropical destinations that are separated from a 50 minutes flight from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has everything that a traveler dreams of abundant wildlife, evergreen forests. Timeless ruins, smiling and welcoming people, refreshing tea and flavorful foods Sri Lanka has a 2500 years old heritage and culture, Sri Lanka being a small Island there are more than nine U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage sites within this country. You want find any other country in the world with this much of world heritage sites in a small area. If you are wildlife enthusiastic there are more than few places in Sri Lanka. National Forests like Yala, Wilpattu, Udawalawe and Minneriya are most famous wildlife sanctuaries that are teeming with wildlife and flora and fauna. If you like to explore cultural and historical monuments in Sri Lanka there are lots of places, Places like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy and numerous other places that are filled with Sri Lanka's 2500 years rich culture.
Maldives is a tropical island chain in the Indian Ocean that can be reached within fifty minutes flight from Sri Lanka. Maldives has 26 of ring shape atolls that are made up of more than 1000 corals islands and is famous for its tropical beaches where you can sunbath or swim in the shallow seas. Maldives is home for perhaps the best beaches of the world they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you won't find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and torques blue crystal-clear sea water.
Maldives considered a pricey destination with top notch hotel brands but there are family run guest houses in certain islands which are budget friendly, yet provide a very authentic Maldivian experience with a local touch and this is a good way to experience local culture of Maldives and meet the local people in the Islands. Maldives is haven for diving and snorkeling enthusiast where coral reefs are teamed up with Giant Manta Rays and various underwater species. Local culture is so rich with beliefs, music and food. Snorkeling in the reefs, Diving to see Manta Rays, Private romantic candlelit dinners on the beach, uninhabited Island picnics, fishing and sunset cruises are some of the few experiences that you could have while in Maldives.