Sri Lanka Destinations

Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura
Built in the 4th century BC, Anuradhapura was one of the most important and extensive of Sri Lanka’s royal capitals. For over 1,000 years, kings ruled from palaces here; today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and remains a devout holy city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world.
Colombo
Colombo
The capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the entry and exit point to the country. In contrast to the mainly rural countryside, Colombo boasts a wide array of dining and shopping opportunities, and a visit downtown won’t disappoint with a vast array of textiles, jewels, crafts and teas on offer. If you have time, explore the city's cultural and historical attractions by trishaw.
Dambulla
Dambulla
Dambulla is well known for its impressive cave temples that are thought to date back to the first century BC. This well preserved cave complex houses over 150 Buddha images that range up to 52 metres in size. It is an important pilgrimage site and devotees travel from across Sri Lanka to place offerings in the laps of the Buddhas.
East Coast Beaches
East Coast Beaches
Sri Lanka’s east coast is spectacularly beautiful, some would say even more so than the west coast, but tourism has been slower to develop here as the area was affected by the civil unrest that finally ended in 2007. Since then the east coast has been enjoying a rejuvenation.
Galle
Galle
With colonial and Sinhalese influences, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the finiest example of a Euopean fortified city built in South East Asia.  Set within the ramparts of this 17th Century Fort sits Amagalla, a historice hotel ideal for those looking for a luxury base to explore Galle.
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy is arguably the most scenic city in Sri Lanka; set around a picturesque lake, surrounded by forested hills. The most famous site in the city is the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park
This expansive national park is the best place in the region to view wild elephants in their natural habitat. As well as an abundance of elephants, nearly 9000 hectares of scrubland and light forest is home to deer, macaques and a tremendous variety of bird life including the sea eagle.
Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
At an altitude of nearly 2000 metres above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The hillsides are blanketed with tea plantations and several estates offer guided tours so you can learn about the process of making your morning cuppa!
Pinnawela
Pinnawela
A venture initiated by the Sri Lankan Government to safe guard one of its national treasures, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage has been operating for over 30 years, nurturing orphaned calves, treating the feeble and rehabilitating the injured.
Sigirya
Sigirya
A highlight of any Sri Lanka itinerary, Sigiriya Rock rises spectacularly 200 metres above the surrounding plains. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this flat-topped rock was the setting for a palace and fortress in the 5th century, complete with water and terraced gardens below.
West Coast Beaches
West Coast Beaches
Sri Lanka's west coast has miles of golden sands lapped by the Indian Ocean and backed by rustling palm trees and coconut groves. Small towns are dotted along the coastal road, with local shops and colourful life, and many hotels are located close to these.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park
Yala National Park, the most visited national park in the country, boasts one of the highest density of leopards in the world. Its' variety of eco-systems - rocky scrubland, grassy plains, forest and wetlands - attract a diverse range of animals including herds of elephants, endangered wild water buffaloes, Sri Lankan sloth bear and an array of reptiles and birdlife.
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