Sri Lanka is located just off the South East coast of India. It is a country that is diverse in beauty as well as offering visitors plenty of things to do. Sri Lanka has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, tea plantations and some of the most impressive wildlife. The golden beaches and tropical climate combine with several other factors to make Sri Lanka an incredible holiday destination.
Best Time to Visit
If you want to visit the West Coast of Sri Lanka, then UK winter months are better; however, the East Coast has better weather during UK summer months.
International flights into Sri Lanka arrive into Colombo. Popular resorts include Yala National Park, Kandy, Galle and Colombo itself.
Many of Sri Lanka’s traditional local dishes are flourished with fragrant and vibrant spices. The traditional cuisine has emerged from South East Indian dishes, typically consisting of variations of curries and rice dishes.
History and Culture
British rule of Sri Lanka began in 1815 and ended in 1948 when the country became independent. Sri Lanka’s emerging economy is being based around tourism and small and medium enterprise businesses. The country has some very impoverished areas, whilst others are extremely affluent.
Things To Do
- Visit Elephants and tea plantations in Kandy.
- Go on Safari in Yala National Park.
- Twin a Safari in Sri Lanka with an Indian Ocean Island beach holiday.
- Visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.