Sri Lanka

An island nation south of India, known for its ancient Buddhist ruins, lush tea plantations, diverse wildlife, and stunning beaches.

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In Sri Lanka, the use of cannabis has always been closely tied to spiritual celebrations and traditional medicine. In the 1980’s, the Ayurveda Act made sure that the use and and subsequent sale of marijuana for the purposes of celebrations and medicine were legally protected activities. Ayurvedic doctors still prescribe marijuana to treat certain ailments, and Ayurvedic pharmacies are permitted to sell the plant as part of medicinal mixtures. Cultivation is allowed as well, but only by the government and government-sanctioned growers.

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Sri Lanka Guides

  • Jaffna

    wasanthakk3 (Wasantha Kumara)
  • Taprobane Island - Sri Lanka

    dishan.perera (Dishan Perera)
    Taprobane Island originally called “Galduwa”, located just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka opposite the village of Weligama, is a private island and was originally built in the 1920’s. It was renamed after the old Greek word for Sri Lanka, by its most famous owner, Maurice Talvande who style himself as "Count de Mauny Talvande" . This island comprises two and a half acres of secluded gardens, jungle and the sea. Look north for the mainland, look south where there is nothing between you and the South Pole. . . #ceylonroots #ceylonrootssl #ceylonrootsexperience #taprobaneislandsrilanka #taprobaneisland #taprobane #taprobanesrilanka #weligma #weligamasrilanka #weligamabeach #downsouth #srilankatravel #srilankatourism #visitsrilanka #sosrilanka #srilankaprestige
  • Sri Lanaka,

    wasanthakk3 (Wasantha Kumara)
  • Kandana

    wasanthakk3 (Wasantha Kumara)
  • Green Colored Places Around the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embrace nature's highly pigmented beauty, from within the tropical rainforests of South America to amongst tiered emerald-toned rice fields in China. Here are the most breathtaking green-colored travel destinations.
  • Ethical Wildlife Tourism

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Explore the vast and friendly wildlife on this planet through these amazing ethical tourism escapades, from underwater adventures to African safaris- the options are endless. Truly life-changing experiences are available on every continent, ride on a sled with huskies in the arctic forests of Finland or volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in gorgeous Thailand. Here are our top pics of ethical wildlife destinations from around the world.
  • Favorite Mountains I've Explored

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  • CN Traveler's 20 Best Places to Go

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    With a full palate featuring all colors of the rainbow, from picturesque ivory houses lining the Tangier coast to the clear turquoise waters of Okinawa, these are the 20 best places to travel according to CN Traveler. Take a look into these unique and culturally rich tourist destinations that while sometimes overlooked, are guaranteed to produce lifelong memories and Instagram-worthy pictures.
  • My List

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  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.
  • The Best Yoga and Wellness Retreats Around the World

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    Reset your body and mind at these luxury destinations. Whether you seek to nourish yourself with fresh food and thermal water or escape into a tropical paradise to train with professional yogis; these retreats offer the escape you need. From poolside island relaxation to hikes in the mountains, here is our curated list of top wellness retreats across the world.
  • The Most Unique Hotels Around the World

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    These ambitious hotels make staying in the best part of the vacation. Whether you are seeking adventure or prefer luxurious getaways, these distinguished hotels provide some of the most unique experiences across the world. From the iconic horseshoe-shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort lighting up the sky in China to being swept away in a jungle paradise along a candlelit beach at the Azulik Resort in Tulum, our list has hotels that walked right out of your wildest dreams. Get creative in a quirky art-themed hotel or cozy up in a hotel formed entirely of ice at these unique hotel destinations for your next journey.
  • Insta-Worthy Coffee Shops and Cafes

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The experience of drinking a delicious coffee while reading your favorite book and munching on homemade pastries can only be heightened by how photogenic the location is. Aesthetics only add to our memories and encourage us to take *a lot* of pictures so we won't forget. At Seeker, we are no stranger to trying out countless coffee shops to find not only the best cup served but the one with the prettiest view. These boutique locations across the globe each present their unique charm, from artisanal beverages to housing pastel pink colorways, we present to you the one-stop spot for the cutest and most Instagrammable coffee shops in the world.
  • Capital Cities in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Explore beneath the glittering pink lights of Beijing, hop on a plane to the bustling metropolis of Seoul, discover sandy coastline cities and wander ancient temples of civilizations past- we present our collection of capital cities in Asia. Asia is a massive continent deeply rich in history with diverse cultures, these awe-inspiring destinations are sure to be future backdrops of life-changing adventures to come.
  • World's Most Popular Destinations

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
  • do before i die destinations

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    If I don't get to sip tea in Sri Lanka's hillside, read books in the Lake District, cozy up with Christmas lights in Zermatt, and watch grizzlies catch fish in Alaska before I die, I'm gonna *riot*. From the totally obtainable (White Sands National Park) to the obscure (Lofoten), here's my big, bad, do-before-I-die bucket list.
  • Bucket List Trips!

    blamothe1 (Barbie LaMothe)
  • The Best Weed-Friendly Travel Destinations for 2021

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
  • Do before I die

    fionalaura (Laura Schäfer)
  • My top surf spots

    marisamegan (Marisa Megan)

Sri Lanka Articles

  • 14 Green Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    “Are they talking about sustainability or what?”  —Most people, before reading this introduction. No folks, we’re talking about literal green places— although it makes sense that the two usually go hand-in-hand. From rainforests and misty pine tree-covered wonderlands to emerald-colored palaces and living, breathing skyscrapers, “green travel” brings an impressive amount of beauty. Buckle up and […]

  • 41 of the Best Things to Do in Sri Lanka

    They call it the Teardrop of India: Sri Lanka. The island of spice, sun and tea fields. There’s no doubt about it— this is one darn mystical, amazing, culture-packed, and tasty destination. It’s just about as far south in South Asia as it’s possible to go, with swells of the Southern Ocean crashing into the […]

  • The Best Surf Spots in the World for Intermediate Surfers

    Surfers are known for traveling to the far reaches of the globe in search of epic waves, and today, more and more travelers are hitting the road to learn the sport. But for those who fall somewhere in the middle, it can be difficult to find info on where to travel to for solid intermediate […]