They say there is no other country in the world, like Sri Lanka. A smiling sun all year round, golden beaches, ancient cities, exciting safaris, colourful culture, adventure sport and lovely people… where else can you get all these in one place?
Found at the tip of India, this little exotic island is abundant with marvelous discoveries for any tourist. Be it a journey of exploring the wilderness, an Ayurvedic wellness holiday, a relaxing get-away in the sun, or even that quick business trip, there is something for everyone.
A wonderful mix of modern towns and rural villages, there are star class hotels and boutique villas spotted around the country as the Sri Lankan tourist sector is booming following the end of the civil war in 2009.
An island with many destinations
Well connected transport systems or organised tours will see you visiting many a place in this island country. Enjoy the sun while lounging on beach at Bentota, sighting Palmyra trees in Jaffna, snorkeling or kite surfing at Kalpitiya or surfing the waves of Arugambay, It is where you can discover leopards on Safari, be awed of ruins in Anuradhapura, visit orphaned elephants at Pinnawela or climb 5th century rock fortress in Sigiriya. And as you make your way up to the cooling climes, take a walk in the sprawling botanical gardens in Kandy, visit the misty Horton Plains, and sip Ceylon tea at a tea estate in Nuwara Eliya.
Taking back a little of Sri Lanka
And there is a lot to take back home along with those precious and memorable memories you make, while holidaying in this friendly island. Dazzling gems, vibrant batiks, tantalizing spices, creative crafts, a enviable tan and surely a whole network of friends to keep in touch!
And as the cliché goes, you can get all this and more at very affordable rates! Be it a round trip by luxury bus, a trip on a cycle or backpacking your way across, you will find food and lodging that suits your pocket, wherever you go.
Sri Lanka, with something for everyone, is truly a magical place.