Sri Lanka is one of the most exciting holiday destinations simply because it has so much to offer! This #FridayFunday you should discover this incredible wonder of Asia! It is easy to see why Sri Lanka, although only small in size, makes such a strong impact on those visiting whether it be for the first time or on their annual holiday.
It quite literally has it all! The endless list of things to do and see could quite easily tick many of the boxes on your ‘bucket list’ of lifetime ambitions.
Seductive sandy beaches, a wide choice of water sports, breath-taking landscapes including wondrous types of forestry, rainforest and fertile marshland, impressive and elegant mountains, copious rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of spectacular wildlife, affluent heritage with colonial forts and ancient cities…not to mention lively festivals and an inspiringly colourful culture!
Sri Lanka really is a spectacular holiday destination for everyone. Whatever your interests, there are exhilarating experiences around every corner! Understandably you will need a hand in planning a holiday that offers so much and that’s where we come in! Taking the stress off of your shoulders providing you with expert advice and knowledge that will make your trip of a lifetime simply unforgettable!
The best times to visit are November to March and July and August when temperatures are usually between 28-30 degrees Centigrade.
We have listed some of our favourite Sri Lankan holiday must-sees and must-dos below, but give us a call and we will go through it all in an in-depth chat!
For a perfect relaxing break, this is the place to come. Endless golden sands surrounded by the boundless Indian Ocean. An expanse of hotels and accommodation to suit all tastes from the most high-end to more affordable luxury. Provincial towns, a turtle sanctuary, curious fishing villages and wonderful temples, the West Coast is the home to countless attractions that appeal to all.
On this side of the island, the ocean is more peaceful and placid, the beaches ample and capacious, and the weather drier and warmer. If you prefer destinations that are at a more relaxed and calm pace, the East Coast is sure to appeal to you!
An alluring epic rock formation steeped in history. Representing the kings that ruled here and their downfalls, Sigiriya Rock is an attraction where you can just feel the history in its presence.
As it currently stands, Jaffna still shows some of the devastation and carnage of the Island’s troubled past, but as tourism becomes more popular in this region, many of these features are being replaced. Full of gorgeous colonial suburbs and beautiful churches, this historical city has not been beaten and most definitely boasts a powerful character – particularly to history lovers.
Boasting over twenty national parks, there is an abundance of wildlife to see on this bewildering island. Yale and Udawalawe are the most popular due to the mass of leopards and elephants found here. In fact, Sri Lanka is known to be the home to the richest population of leopards in the world! You can also find many of the earliest species of bird still in existence in this wonderful country!
This is one of Sri Lanka’s most visited sights. It is just awe-inspiring! From the outside it is just a white building built into a cove. But inside – it showcases statues of Buddha’s past kings of Sri Lanka, Gods and Goddesses and an explosion of beautiful colours. Dumbbell is a town famous for its cave temple complex and also its nearby rose quartz.
Home to the famous Buddhist Temple of Tooth, it is rumoured to actually have a piece of Buddha himself within. During festival time, Kandy comes alive with vibrant dancing and lively music. Kandy is an iconic place to visit in Sri Lanka and captures the spirit of everyone who visits!
If you are a tea lover (and let’s face it – who isn’t?!), you will find Sri Lanka’s hill country and Nuwara Eliya a delightful area. Visions of bright green never-ending tea lines accompanied by scattered workers picking their finest produce really make for a special sight. For those that want to, you can have a go yourself!