Welcome to Sri Lanka, a teardrop island at the edge of the Indian Sub-Continent that packs big thrills and chills within its small space.
When it comes to beaches, Sri Lanka is your perfect paradise getaway. Sri Lankan beaches, from Passikuda to Okanda and Weligama, are celebrated for their beauty and eternal sunshine and are perfect for adventure lovers and beach bums alike. Relax at some Sri Lanka’s best beaches with your toes in the warm sand and your eyes on an endless ocean, gaining a tan under the tropical sun or surf the waves and dive the ocean depths in search of adventure.
When you are done with our beaches head for the historical sites of Sri Lanka, where stone statues and great stupas stand in silent witness to the 3000-year-old history of Sri Lanka. Tour Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the Royal Valley of Sri Lanka, where stands the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and its Water Garden, one of the eight wonders of the ancient world and Great stupas of Buddha that are as tall as the pyramids of Egypt. End your Heritage tour with a trip to Galle, in Southern Sri Lanka, which was colonial Sri Lanka’s leading trading port and a potpourri of cultures and races, to explore some of the finest examples of colonial architecture in the region.
As you explore the island, trekking the lesser travel paths, discover many adventures from coast to mountain, from surfing, scuba diving, white water rafting, paragliding, and rock climbing. Head to the celebrated wildlife parks of Sri Lanka including Yala and Udawalawa to catch glimpse of Sri Lankan leopards and elephants. Sri Lanka is one of the few places in the world where you can see giants of the ocean next to the giants of the land. Whale watching in Mirissa and Trincomalee is an around the year affair in Sri Lanka and one can hardly miss the pods of varieties of whales and dolphins roaming the oceans.
Next, to its golden beaches, high biodiversity, and the 3000-year-old history, Sri Lanka is best known for the world’s best tea it produces under the brand Ceylon Tea and the finest sapphires and rubies mined from Sabaragamuwa province.
Yet shopping in Sri Lanka is not just about Ceylon Tea and gems. The country’s leading shopping hubs in Colombo, Galle, and Kandy is home to chic boutiques trading local and international designer brands in fashion, jewelry and accessories as well as a range of restaurants offering the finest flavors the country has to offer from Seafood to exotic fruits and vegetables.