A London-based global magazine has named Sri Lanka as the best destination for solo female travelers in 2024.

According to Time Out, the Indian Ocean island is the ‘perfect first stop’ for female travellers wanting to dip into South Asia.

The magazine further says that Sri Lanka is popular with backpackers and perfectly sized for a week or a month spent exploring the ancient UNESCO-listed sites like Dambulla and Sigiriya or visiting tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya.

“And for some blissful downtime, the golden beaches of Arugam Bay, Mirissa and Hikkaduwa promise beachfront hostels, surfing and delicious local food.”

Portugal has been ranked the second-best destination, followed by Czechia, Japan, Guatemala, Vietnam, Australia, Greece, and New Zealand, respectively.

The magazine says more women than ever are now heading to far-flung destinations in search of new friends, different cultures, and memorable experiences.

Time Out Group is a leading global media and hospitality business which started as a London-only publication in 1968. It has now expanded its editorial recommendations to 333 cities in 59 countries worldwide.

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