Holidays in Sri Lanka, a slow drift into some of the most incredible sights and experiences in Asia. An endless realm of pristine tropical beauty, this little island abounds with an intriguing variety of exotic wildlife, fascinating architectural phenomena and stunning cultural feats. Days spent lounging on soft warm sands, treks into the heart of untamed pockets of wilderness and curious peeks into an ancient civilization; Sri Lanka has it all. A destination to keep you enchanted, the island offers you the quiet beautiful retreat of your dreams along with the promise of a flavorful adventure.
Is there any better way to treat yourself to some love than a blissful stay at a mesmerizing island paradise? Kick off your holidays in Sri Lanka with some quality time on the islands sprawling pure white sands rimmed by slow-lapping emerald waters. Secluded and untouched, Sri Lanka’s southern coast boasts shimmering sapphire seas and soft golden ribbons of sand. With an endless array of water sports and fun things to do, these impeccable shore lines are a beach bums dreams come true. Open up your soul to the rhythm of the sea down in warm cozy Mirissa. Slow and magical, the Mirissa beach is your ideal quiet getaway into a satisfyingly peaceful beach vacation. The waters off this shore are also the perfect choice for diving, dolphin watching and whale watching.
Keep your inner nomad on his toes by spicing up your holidays in Sri Lanka with a visit to Bentota. Impossibly blue waters, stunning palm-fringed shores and the ideal swimming conditions here will keep you entranced, while the myriad of snorkeling and diving opportunities open up a world of fascinating sea life. Other picture-perfect beaches to visit in Sri Lanka include the famous Nilaveli, Uppuveli and Trincomalee beaches. For the surf lovers, the Arugam Bay shores promise a dip into a realm of thrilling adventure. Sporting an unusually beautiful shore line, this beach Bay boasts fantastic geographic perfection and world-class surf.
Sri Lanka has a fascinating history stretching back through the eons. It goes without saying, your holidays in Sri Lanka would be woefully incomplete without a visit to the island’s countless historical sites. Sneak a peek into the country’s kingly heritage with a visit to Anuradhaoura and Polonnaruwa, ancient cities of light and learning ruled by revered kings of old. There’s much to see in these crumbling cities that will keep you enthralled all the way. Ruined castles and temples, awe-inspiring collections of carvings and historic paintings are just the start of the monumental adventure awaiting the architectural lovers who visit these sites. Other popular historical sites dating back to the kings include the colossally breath-taking creation of the Sigiriya rock fortress and the sacred golden cave temples at Dambulla. Don’t forget to add a spoonful of colonial beauty to your holidays in Sri Lanka. The coastal city of Galle and the stunningly pretty mountain haven of Nuwara Eliya are both irresistible destinations offering an interesting glimpse into Sri Lankan life during the colonial ages.
A tropical island playing home to countless animal and plant species, Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s choicest destinations for wildlife watching. The wildlife preserve at Yala is one of South Asia’s most celebrated attractions. Sambar deer and buffaloes graze in the endless grassy plains while chattering monkeys and colorful birds dominate the green canopies above. Watch the herds of elephants frolicking in the water pools alongside lazing crocodiles and alligators. Create some of the best memories of your holidays in Sri Lanka with a safari trip among the peacocks, lurking leopards and other wildlife here. For a vacation with the birds. Head over to the serene national park of Wilpattu. With species upon species of photogenic birdlife here, this destination is every bird lovers dream come true. Other wildlife reserves you need to check out include the Minneriya national park and the Horton Pains national park.
Top up your vacation with a stay in Kandy, the final Sri Lankan capital to be ruled by the last generation of kings. Kandy is the heart of Sri Lankan culture, bearing the most sacred of all Buddhist relics; a tooth of the Buddha himself. Aside from the Temple of the Tooth, the Kandyan dances and cultural shows will be among the most stunning memories you’ll make on your holidays in Sri Lanka.
An experience quite like no other, bask in blissfully tropical climates, warm hospitality and romantic vistas in this sensationally beautiful destination.