Holidays to Sri Lanka

Palm trees waving lazily to the breeze, ancient temples, lush green pastures, and untrodden white sandy beaches. Does this sound like your kind of holiday? If you're looking for a taste of exotic beauty, Sri Lanka is a place that has it all.

There’s something to be said for a pure, white sand beach, and on this front Sri Lanka delivers big time. Most of them are uncrowded, peaceful and utterly serene. Check out resorts like Tangalle and Pasikuda to get a true flavour of what you can expect from Sri Lankan beach life. Famous tea-plantations are another curious side to this breath-taking island, and you can spend your time walking through lush green landscapes in Nurwara Eliya, sampling a pot of locally grown brew to refresh the palate along the way. 

For watersports enthusiasts, there’s more than one way to get your kicks. Out at sea, you can surf or sail off the coastline of Hikkaduwa. Under the water, scuba divers and snorkelers can explore a vibrant world of fish and marine life, all bobbing through the colourful coral reef.

See elephants, leopards and rare birds at the magical Yala National Park, or visit the ancient ruins of towns like Anuradhapura, bordered by dreamlike rainforest and complete with dreamlike temples, walkways and palaces. If that sounds like your kind of thing, take a trip to Sigiriya and roam the gardens and statues perched atop a mighty lava rock.

For food and accommodation, take your pick between a seaside setting or beautiful towns. Colombo is the capital city, teeming with historic sites, cafés and hotels, while Kandy boasts a beautiful lake, gardens and towering religious monuments. In these bustling places and beyond, you can find a rich selection of culinary haunts, from fine dining to traditional food stalls.

Highlights

  • Discover the eighth wonder of the world and wander through ancient cities

  • Relax on white sandy beaches lapped by clear blue waters

  • Explore rainforests, tea plantations and an underwater paradise

Key info

  • Capital City: Colombo

  • Language: Sinhala and Tamil

  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

  • Time difference: GMT + 4.5 hours

  • Flight time: 11 hours to Colombo

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Sri Lanka Trip Ideas

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Places to go in Sri Lanka

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Map of Sri Lanka