1. Visit the village market
To start your village market experience, blend yourself into the local life at the market. They will be positively surprised to see your faces and from the moment you try to start talking with them, they will open up. Buy some fresh organic fruit, vegetables and start the conversation with these lovely people.
(Figure:01 Village Market)
2. Eat a homemade variety of foods @ Village
Can experience real homemade foods that are made from fresh organic vegetables. In Here, There are village restaurants that you have to try while you’re in Sri Lanka. There are Sri Lankan Cuisine foods such as String hoppers, Hoppers, Idly, Thosai, Rice and Curry, Puttu, Koththu-Rotti, Fried Rice meal and more. While you’re in Sri Lanka you must try these foods in the village restaurants. You will get an amazing food experience at the village for sure. Normally Sri Lankan foods are a bit spicy, but there is some unique taste which you never get before.
(Figure:02 Village Kitchen)
(Figure:03 Village Meal)
(Figure:04 Village Cooking)
3. Family in Village
The countryside of Sri Lanka has a unique culture and a great history to share with the rest of the world. We can see, there is a strong relationship between the family members in the village. The father of a family is the controller of everything. At the same time, mostly in the village, they treat their mother as the “god” of the family. You can feel the level of emotional bonding among the family members in the village.
(Figure:05 Village Family)
(Figure:06 Village Scenery)
4. Villagers Traditional Belief
The Sri Lankan villagers have a set of traditional beliefs. Even though you can’t give scientific explanations for these beliefs, they have a deep meaning. As a foreigner, you will enjoy knowing about these beliefs, and to share them with your community.
5. Festival Celebration in Village
Cultural celebrations in the village is another unique factor to consider. Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a top celebration to talk about. “Aluth Avurudhdha” (On 13th or 14th of April) is the given name for this wonderful traditional celebration. The month of April is the festival month in Sri Lanka calendar. In the village, they have some special traditions still they follow in this festival time. Also, the Vesak festival. If you come to Sri Lanka between April-May, you can experience these amazing traditional celebrations in a different way. It’s a great way to know about the Sri Lankan village community and to learn new interesting traditions.
(Figure:07 New Year Celebration in Village)
(Figure:08 Wesak Festival in Village)
6. Religious Temples and traditions in Village
When you visit the countryside of Sri Lanka, you will see Sri Lanka as a traditional and religious country. Across the country, you can see thousands of Buddhist temples Historical Hindu temples and other religious structures that prove the religious orientation of the people and culture in the village.
(Figure:09 Buddist Temple in Village – Viharaya)
(Figure:11 Hindu Temple in Village – Kovil)
7. Welcoming to the village – Village People in Sri Lanka
When engaging with the village community in Sri Lanka, you will notice unique qualities in Sri Lankan people. They are open, hospitable, friendly, and helpful. So, when a random person smiles with you; don’t consider it as an “odd thing.” The community will help you anytime when you need it.
(Figure:12 Welcoming in Village)
(Figure:13 Welcoming in Village)
8. An amazing Cart ride experience in Village
During a countryside tour, you will experience various aspects of village life. You will get to know the locals and discover their lifestyle, their feelings, and emotions. You will be fascinated by the daily life of the villagers. Moreover, you can get the cart ride experience in the village. A ride on a bullock cart along a dirt track and through rice paddies will leave you with a sense of peacefulness.
(Figure:14 Cart Ride in Village)
A trip to the countryside of Sri Lanka will most definitely give you a unique experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.0