Where to go in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka could be the perfect destination for a winter sun beach flop, or an intensely cultural exploration of Singhalese heritage, but we think a combination of both makes for the ideal holiday. Colombo is - with love - not the most exciting capital city on the Original Travel books, so probably best to head to the Cultural Triangle, then the tea plantations, the holy city of Kandy, the National Parks of Wilpattu or Yala for wildlife enthusiasts and finally the beaches and Galle on the southern coast. Perfect.

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Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

For a slice of multicultural Sri Lankan life, a bit of buzz, and some interesting colonial architecture, Colombo is a worthy stopover, for a full exploration of this fascinating country. Read more

East Coast Beaches

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s east coast has, until recently, remained firmly under the traveller radar. But no more. What with the recent boom in boutique hotels opening throughout Sri Lanka, the east is beginning to emerge from shadows of the popular west and south coast beach scenes, as the more laid back,... Read more

Galle & the Southern Beaches

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Stay in a luxury hotel in Galle Fort and combine the city's culture with some of the best beach destinations in the world. Read more

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

The heartland of Sri Lanka contains several World Heritage listed sites, and because they are close together, these can easily be combined in one superb cultural tour. Read more

Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's national parks are yet another attraction in a wonderful country. Read more

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