From boarding the plane to taking the highway or simply getting into your vehicle and driving out, travelling can be fun. We all enjoy going somewhere different and doing something new – be it at the beach or on the mountains. But travelling isn’t just about having fun – there is so much more to it.
Here are five life experiences you can gain from travelling.
You can read all about mountains and oceans and civilisations but it teaches little until you have actually experienced it yourself.
Anuradhapura is an ancient city in the northern central part of Sri Lanka. With a history that traces back the time of King Vijaya it was the start of a long lineage of kingdoms. The sacred city has many places of religious and cultural interest including the Abhayagiri Viharaya, Ruwan weli saaya and Jetavanarama Dagoba. A visit to Anuradhapura will teach you about the sacred tree – Sri Maha Bodhi – and the birth of Buddhism. It has the story of the 8th Century Ratnaprasada (Jewel Palace) and the Rock Temple of King Devanampiya Tissa.
Anuradhapura is an adventure for the mind so book yourself at a comfortable contemporary hotel and journey through the knowledge of this ancient city.
- Peace of Mind
‘Stress’ and ‘competition’ have become daily companions and it seems almost impossible to escape our tangled minds. There is nothing better than a day amidst nature to help you rewind and relax. You can choose to take off to the misty mountains in Nuwara Eliya and quietly sip your morning cup of tea surrounded by the green of tea plantations and cold fog of the morning or you can opt for the sunny side and calm your mind to the sound of the sea in Hikkaduwa.
Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and friendly nature, so it won’t take you much effort to make friends anywhere around the island. Opting to stay at a guest house rather than a hotel will definitely be of an advantage though. Making new friends is always a sure way to add smiles to the miles.
Apart from the wealth of memories and experiences, travelling also adds to the potential of your pocket. Staying in Colombo city is ideal if you are looking to make business contacts, learn about upcoming business concepts or meet up with potential entrepreneurs to partner with. There are numerous day trips at affordable rates that you can take from Colombo.
- Cultured Habits and Modesty
Mixed with the cultural diversity, Sri Lanka enriches the personality of a traveller. The culture, people, food and languages are sure to add to your worldly experiences and broaden your perspective on Sri Lanka, South Asia and the world as a whole on how similar we can all be but how different we individually are. Travelling teaches you to be patient of others and appreciate the beauty of our world.