Destinations / Sri Lanka
Holidays to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka resembles a giant tear-drop at the foot of India, nestled in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is a tiny but vibrant island nation with some of the most stunning landscapes - it's no wonder it's Lonely Planet's no.1 country to visit in 2019!
A gateway between India and south-east Asia, Sri Lanka is a paradise on earth. Sri Lanka welcomes visitors with open arms and Sri Lankans are amongst the warmest and friendliest people on the planet. The island has long been a favourite destination for honeymooners with its endless beaches, beautiful sunsets and fabulous weather all combine to make holiday heaven full of romantic hideaways. Sri Lanka also boasts UNESCO World Heritage sites, Buddhist ruins and sacred cities, growing surf scene making it an ideal destination for all types of traveller from the adrenaline junkie, culture vulture or wellness seekers.
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate, so a little rainfall can be expected at any time, but the two rainy seasons are October to January and May to July. As Sri Lanka is an island, the temperatures can vary dramatically from the central hills to the coastal regions.
Things to do in Sri Lanka
- Visit the capital city - Kandy is the capital of Sri Lanka and was the royal capital of Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815. Make sure to visit the Dalada Maligawa Museum to learn about the culture of Sri Lanka and its Buddhist beliefs.
- Uda Walawe National Park - Go on a safari in Sri Lanka's finest national park filled with wildlife from elephants to deer and buffalo to 210 species of birds.
- Hop on the train - Take the train from Kandy or Colombo and witness the spectacular scenery of Sri Lanka's tea plantations and coast.
- Visit the temples - Check the impressive Cave Temple in Dambulla or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy.