Lonely Planet, the world’s leading guidebook brand, has named Sri Lanka as the place to visit in 2019. The Indian Ocean island won the approval of Lonely Planet’s editors, researchers, influencers and a panel of judges in their annual “Best in Travel 2019” list.
But what is Sri Lanka like?
Travel lifestyle brand WorldNomads.com visited the country to film the Discoveries: Sri Lanka series.
“What people can see in the films certainly justifies the Lonely Planet accolade,” said Emily Willis, Head of Content and Licensing at WorldNomads.com
“From the hills region in the north to the coastal areas of the west and the bustling capital Colombo, Sri Lanka is a visual feast,” she added.
The Discoveries: Sri Lanka series focuses on feasts of a culinary kind, telling the story of the nation’s rich culture and
World Nomads sent three travelers to Sri Lanka to discover the essence of the country and to learn recipes such as fish head soup, milk rice, and the ubiquitous curries.
“I feel like I’m being told the secrets to life!“ said Canadian traveler Lindsay Anderson as she foraged for ingredients in the lush forests.
Suresh Doss, another of the travelers sent by World Nomads, went in search of the flavors he remembered as a child living in Sri Lanka.
“Why would you live anywhere else, everything I want is here.”
“We’ve been big fans of Sri Lanka for a while and we’re so pleased Lonely Planet has also recognized this unique corner of the world as one of the up-and-coming destinations that adventure travelers should put on their list,” said Willis.
Travelers can see the films and Explore Sri Lanka in more depth on the World Nomads website.
Travel to Bandarawela in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country with Lindsay Anderson, as she discovers one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic exports – tea.
Travel to Kandy in Sri Lanka with World Nomads to discover the heart and soul of Sri Lankan food – spices.
In the central north region of Sri Lanka, just outside the city of Dambulla, World Nomads’ Mahsa Fratantoni visits a Chennai farm.
Join World Nomads’ Suresh Doss as he travels to Sri Lanka in search of the country’s most delicious food.
Join World Nomads’ Suresh Doss as he returns home to Sri Lanka for the first time in decades, and rediscovers the local food, culture, and people.
Travel with World Nomads’ Mahsa Fratantoni to the largely unknown area of Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka, where she connects with a local family over spicy curries.
In Sri Lanka, World Nomads’ Suresh Doss he discovers a delicious buffalo milk curd, and the traditional process used to create the iconic dish.
Travel to the famous Negombo Fish Market in Sri Lanka with World Nomads' Lindsay Anderson as she searches for fresh, local produce before cooking a delicious curry.
Travel to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, with World Nomads’ Mahsa Fratantoni where she discovers a tasty dish based around coconut milk rice.