Sri Lanka Holidays 2018
Holidays to Sri-Lanka
Discover our breathtaking Sri Lanka holidays for 2018 & 2019. All our hotels are handpicked and our holiday experiences are designed around you.
Sri Lanka is the perfect place for those who want more than just a fly-and-flop holiday. Ancient fortresses, Buddhist temples, tea plantations, wildlife reserves – there's a lot to see on this teardrop-shaped island.
That's not to say the beaches aren't worth talking about. The coastline here is long and sandy, and the beautiful beaches tend to come backed by palm groves and the odd luxury hotel. The beach at Bentota is one of the best, with golden sands and first-class sunset views. At its southern end, you'll often see the famous stilt fishermen, who perch on precarious poles in the shallows to reel in their catch.
Venture away from the coast and you'll find lush rainforest and hills carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations (the leaves for your morning cuppa are likely to have been picked here). The mountains are best explored by rail – old-fashioned trains chug through them, stopping off at quiet hill towns along the way.
Sri Lanka has an incredibly rich history, which is on show in its ancient kingdoms and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Head to Anuradhapura and you'll find centuries-old temples and stupas, visit Kandy for impressive colonial architecture, or spend a day exploring the walled old town of Galle. Sigiriya, an ancient fortress city sat on top of a rocky outcrop, is worth a visit too.
Incredible wildlife is another feather in Sri Lanka's cap. Explore one of the country's nature reserves or national parks and you might spot elusive leopards, cheeky monkeys and herds of graceful elephants. The birdlife is also pretty exotic – keep your eyes peeled for endemic species like red-rumped swallows and orange-billed babblers.
Cheap holidays Sri Lanka 2018/2019
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