Sri Lanka holidays, where days of sun-warmed sands and lazy beach walks go hand in hand with heart thumping mountain treks and celestial sights.
A chapter of tropical adventure found nowhere else in the world, Sri Lanka is where stunning topography, untouched wilderness and a distinctive culture paint a vacation experience of a lifetime. A land where the hills resonate to the sound of drums and the mountain sides come alive with fiery dancers, this is very much of a destination where tradition and history are highly celebrated. Rolling hills of green tea plantations, fresh-blossomed flowers and shimmering waterfalls light up the islands up-country regions while the lovely coasts thrill the heart with luscious dishes of fresh-caught island fish, marigold sunsets and action-packed tours.
What better place to embrace your Sri Lanka holidays than at the islands dreamy sun dappled coastline? Surrounded by saturated blue waters that grace calm white-gold sands, the beaches here are famous for their surrealistic beauty. Drop your travel bags in Bentota for that glossy beach view complete with high-end hotel chains to pamper you during your entire stay. Settle into your own cozy sand dune with an ice-cold cocktail and soak up the sun in true nomadic style. Jet skiing, snorkeling, surfing and diving are things to definitely try out while you’re chilling here. The sapphire seas of Mirissa are perfect for watching the blue whales at play and observing the dolphins frolicking by the hundreds. With bath-tub warm temperatures and soft ribbons of alluring sands, these shores are also the ideal getaway for a taste of the islands beach heaven. Ride the perfect break in the waves at Arugam bay, where Sri Lanka holidays come with electrifying adventure and smiles all the way. With a stunning palm-fringed coastline creating the ideal base for one of the top surfing experiences in the world, Arugam bay has come far from its days of quiet nightlife and lonely beaches. Want to fall in love with every coral lovers’ dream? Take a swim in the mesmerizingly beautiful coral gardens at the Hikkaduwa beach. With waves of rich crystalline blue and a diverse collection of colorful fish, these seas far surpass the beauty of the sunny world above.
For a more laid-back approach to your Sri Lanka holidays, travel to Unawatuna, Nilaveli or even Trincomalee where haltingly blue skies and cobalt waters are only beautified by white velvet sands. Being one of the world’s most striking natural harbors, the Trincomalee waters teem with whales and other varieties of exotic fish. The town itself is a touristy spot, thanks to the legends and folklore that have thrived here for generations. There are temples to visit, ruins to explore and intriguing cultural gems to uncover.
There’s no other city in the country that can keep you on your toes like Kandy. A beautiful mess of historical buildings, sacred monuments and vibrant cultures, the city promises a spoonful of the islands traditional fire dances, stunning religious ceremonies and enough excitement to keep your Sri Lanka holidays interesting. For more upcountry beauty, visit the town of Nuwara Eliya, where brilliantly-hued flowers adorn the pristine mountain sides. With national parks, waterfalls and countless hiking trails available in the area, this pretty destination is a fascinating world where nature’s secrets are revealed. For a further glimpse into the country’s wildlife, take a safari trip into the national parks at Yala and Wilpattu. These wildlife sanctuaries are where you can see the deer galloping across sun-parched fields and elephants gathering to drink with their young. Keep your batteries charged to snap the wild boars, hidden leopards and glamorous peacocks in action. Make the best out of your Sri Lanka holidays with countless bird species, massive crocodiles and wily monkeys adding to the diversity here.
Fill up on the islands remarkable history at the ruined cities at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Intricate pieces of stone work, shattered remains of once-glorified castles and invaluable artwork remains adorn the streets while milky-white structures of worship and museums add a strange aura of sacredness to these cities. For more ancient awe-inspiring creations, head to Sigiriya, where a colossal rock fortress awaits the eager traveler. An archaeological wonder, this astounding stone palace features beautiful craftwork and skilled engineering. The Dambulla golden cave temple is another legendary construction attracting hordes of visitors every year. A sacred ground to Buddhist advocates, the temple contains several important pieces of treasured artistic relics. Keep your Sri Lanka holidays blissful and beautiful with a complete experience of all these astonishing wonders that the island has to offer.