Marco Polo described this as the finest island of its size in the world. Only here can you gaze on palm-fringed beaches and a lapping Indian Ocean, then tropical grasslands and soaring mountain peaks, all within a few hours’ of travel. Ruins of ancient kingdoms across the land give insight into a sophisticated ancient society and 2,500 years of heritage. Sri Lanka today thrives through its deep-rooted traditions and a personality that draws so many back time and again.
Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle stretching from medieval Kandy to the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura to the north and Polonnaruwa to the east. It is a treasure trove of some of the island’s, if not the world’s, finest ancient monuments. The Cultural Triangle is concentrated with many Buddhist Temples, Sculptures, Ancient Monasteries and Stupas while some of them date as back to over 2000 years. The area also covers some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy. There are a number of monolithic rock formations that are have been ideally transformed into places of worship.A tour within the Cultural Triangle will help you understand the ancient Buddhist Culture, Ancient Irrigation System & Life Style and Architecture Marvelous of ancient Sri Lanka.
Home to striking colorful scenery in Sri Lanka one of the most stunning train rides in the world, hiking opportunities galore and unique tea plantation accommodation, Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is a must for any visit to the island. While the list of things to see and do is endless, Trekking, Tea Plantation Visits, Water Fall Visits, Bird watching can be considered as main highlights.
National Park & Sanctuaries
The jungles of Sri Lanka abound in a variety of wildlife, which is surprising for an island of its size in the tropics. From ancient days the elephants and peacock from the Sri Lankan jungles were prize exports to the Kingdoms of East and West. But apart from these well-known examples of the fauna, a visit to the Sri Lankan jungles is to enter a whole new world where nature has largely stayed still. There are four major national parks. Of these the best known is Yala National Park,at Yala,in the Deep South of the island. The other well-known national park at Wilpattu. There are also two other national parks at Minneriya and Udawalawe. In addition there are many sanctuaries which are enriched with different kind of flora and fauna all around the Island.
Rainforests once covered 6% of the earth’s land surface. It is very disappointed figure when comparing with early nineteen which has covered 14%. Because of this outrageous forecast, Sri Lanka has declared all of their rainforests as protected areas, not only to maintain their natural beauty. A rainforest can be described as an extremely stable eco-system because it experiences rain for more than six months of the year, so it is hardly surprising that in Sri Lanka they are all located in the wet zone areas. Made up of a massively complex structure of tall trees, a wild profusion of flowers and a vast array of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals that are all interdependent on each other, there is no end to what may be discovered during a rainforest exploration in Sri Lanka. The awe-inspiring experience cannot be described in any words or shown in photos that would do it justice try it for yourself and see.
Prepare your senses for overload, for the South is Sri Lanka at its most sultry and enticing: a glorious shoreline of dazzling white curves of sand set against emerald forested hills. Yes, you’ll find the region a delight to explore, with each bend in the coastal highway revealing yet another idyllic cove to investigate. Galle, an utterly captivating walled city replete with historic interest, is undoubtedly the South’s cultural highlight, but there’s also astonishing Buddhist-inspired art in lonely caves and the sacred precinct of Kataragama, an important pilgrimage town.
No matter what you’re after you’ll find it here. Surfers return year after year to pursue the perfect break. There’s the chance to see blue whales surging through offshore swells and turtles crawling onto moonlit beaches. Meanwhile, in the national parks, leopards move like spirits in the night and elephants trumpet across the forest to acclaim the first light of day.
Maybe you’re searching for somewhere in Sri Lanka a little less developed, a coastline that retains a more earthy, local feel. Or maybe you just want the best beach of your life. Well, the East might just offer that place and that beach. Many people come here and start investigating how to delay their onward journey. Still a little rough around the edges, the East remains primarily a land of fishing villages, sandy lanes, chickens in the yard, and tradition. It’s a culturally fascinating combination of ocean-orientated communities, astonishing Hindu temples, crumbling colonial forts, dazzling markets, and a coastline of killer surf, hidden bays and stretch-for-miles white-sand beaches. The entire region is well linked to the rest of the country by road, bus and rail, so there’s really no reason to skip the many allures of the East.
Colombo is an interesting and colourful tapestry of many races, religions and cultures and a city that showcases a wonderful colonial heritage blended in its many moods. Known as ‘Kolon thota’the native name of the city meaning ‘port’ it became ‘Colombo’ with the advent of the colonial rulers to the island. With a rapidly changing skyline it is indeed a unique city of ‘old and new’ that is swiftly unfolding into a spectacular tourist destination in the region. The city of Colombo offers historical monuments, colonial architecture, festivals and events, beaches, fine dining, and shopping. With so much to see, do, and experience in Colombo, it can sometimes be difficult to find all that you need to know about Colombo before or during your visit but here we are to bring you around colourful Colombo City to offer you an unforgettable experiences in capital of Sri Lanka.
North West Coast
The north-west coast begins with the popular beach resort of Negombo – only a few miles from the international airport – but venture further north for whale and dolphin spotting, game parks and lagoons. Negombo apart, the remote coastal towns to the far north, Kalpitiya and Mannar, remain untouched by mass tourism. Wilpattu is arguably Sri Lanka’s most scenic national park, the seas off the coast of Kalpitiya are home to dolphins and whales while Mannar is a haven for exotic migrant birds from October to March. A largely unchanged region awaiting discovery.