Camping out is one of the most exhilarating experiences in life. Moving away from home and having the freedom to live at a picturesque location of choice with nature at the door step is novel and exciting. But of course the wherewithal and amenities for this kind of living should be readily available to transform living outside your home into a comfortable and superlative experience.
The concept of caravan tourism has gained immense popularity across the globe owing to the freedom and flexibility it provides, while holidaying at a low cost. A caravan is an ‘all in one’ vehicle that makes it a unique tourism product and promotes group tours to a variety of destinations regardless of available hotel accommodation.
Considering the land area and the multitude of natural landscapes in Sri Lanka, caravanning and caravan parks are sure to add an exciting new facet to tourism in our scenic land. The initial demand for this concept is expected to come from domestic enthusiasts and followed by foreign travellers. The tourism sector will benefit by this new concept of holidaying which will bring in a new segment of travellers, ‘tourists caravaners’.
The dream of caravan holidaying is now realized with the caravan lifestyle being a possibility in Sri Lanka. This exciting adjunct to living was demonstrated at Nuwara Eliya in April with picturesque Lake Gregory in the foreground, a display of an exciting array of caravans and motorised homes that make living in the great outdoors a wonderful reality with many options to avail.
The pioneering company bringing this new trend to the Sri Lankan public is Go Outdoors Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Fairway Holdings.
This caters to a large segment of people and families that prefer to tour at their own pace taking in the scenic beauty and going on nature trails sans the highly commercialised liaising with tour groups or hotel chains.