In this beautifully-edited and colorful montage of Sri Lanka, Photographer and Editor Piotr Wancerz gives us an exciting and comprehensive look at the Southeast-Asian island in under three minutes. Produced by Timelapse Media, the video dubbed Island of Dharma follows Wancerz’ journey through ten cities including Colombo, Ella, Haputale and Negombo.
The island country located in the Indian Ocean, is a picturesque playground for nature lovers and adventurers alike. With endless beaches, rainforests, exotic wildlife and timeless ruins, Sri Lanka is a 2,000-year-old destination that still feels somewhat undiscovered. One of the best times to explore the destination is from February to April and August to September to avoid the rainy seasons. However, as you can see throughout the video, it is because of its rainy seasons that the island is blanketed in rich green foliage.
Sri Lankans are also a spiritual people, which can be seen in the form of Buddhist temples scattered throughout the island. But what the destination is really known for is its plethora of water activities such as scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching, and surfing. Because of its clear waters, divers can easily explore shipwrecks, underwater tableaus, coral gardens and ocean caves. Above ground, don’t miss visiting the elephant sanctuary and orphanage for some great up-close-and-personal wildlife experiences.
There are many luxury hotels and boutique accommodations on the island. But if you’re staying in Colombo, be sure to check out Casa Colombo, a 12 suite retro-chic property built by one of the wealthiest Indian trading families at the time. Suites range from 500 square feet to over 1,000 square feet, and all have a distinct style created by the hotel's founder Lalin Jinasena.
If you’re considering heading to Sri Lanka this year, watch Wancerz’s video. It might just be the final push you need to book that flight.