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Discover Sri Lanka

With so many unforgettable things to see and do in Sri Lanka, you’ll be amazed by the sheer diversity, natural beauty and unexpected treasures that this unique island paradise has to offer.

Embark on a magical journey and admire ancient sites, filled with mystery. See the sacred feet of the Buddha in the Dambulia Cave Temple or visit Sigiriya a World Heritage Site and ‘Fortress in the Sky’. This island is blessed with lush rainforests and stunning mountain scenery, making it ideal for outdoor adventures like jungle trekking and nature trails. While the flawless beaches and incredible wildlife add yet another captivating dimension to Sri Lanka’s charm.

Wildlife.

Wildlife

For many people safari is an important part of any trip to Sri Lanka. Possibly the best-known place to go is Yala National Park, home to elephants, leopards, deer, crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds and insects. Another hotspot for wildlife watching is Minneriya National Park, where you can enjoy a less crowded experience.

Culture and history.

Culture and history

Sri Lanka is a mystical land, home to many religious and historical places of interest. From the ‘Cultural Triangle’ with its temples, lost cities and sacred sights to the Royal Rock Temple, which is thought to have been a Buddhist place of worship since the first century BC.

Water sports.

Water sports

Sri Lanka is surrounded by spectacular crystal blue sea, so it’s no surprise that the island is renowned for its beautiful beaches. However, you may not expect to find the plethora of activities that are available, from surfing to diving and whale watching to non-motorised water sports like canoeing and sailing.

Adventure.

Adventure

An excellent destination choice for touring and adventures, Sri Lanka boasts a diverse range of activities, whether it’s exciting inland adventures or thrilling water sports. Thrill seekers will love the fast pace of white water rafting on the Kelani River and the exhilaration of waterfall trekking and abseiling.

Eating Out.

Eating Out

Eating out represents great value for money in Sri Lanka. A destination renowned for its spices, Sri Lankan cuisine is popular with those who love hot food. Sample traditional cuisine, which is influenced by Sri Lanka’s colonial past, but served with a modern twist. Try Lamprais, rice cooked in stock and baked in a banana leaf.

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Colombo
Colombo.

Colombo

Take in the urban buzz of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. From the mass of historic buildings, which reflect the country’s rich colonial past to the thriving atmosphere of Pettah, with its open-air bazaars and markets. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of this eclectic city, where sacred temples and churches exist alongside glitzy shopping malls. Walk along tree-lined Cinnamon Gardens or head to the energetic and modern Galle Road, which provides a fantastic contrast to the rural countryside that you’ll see elsewhere in Sri Lanka.

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