This year-round destination is perfect for adventure seekers, families, couples and wildlife enthusiasts. It offers a variety of sensational landscapes from the pristine wildlife haven of the Yala National Park and the flourishing tea plantations of Hatton to the golden sandy beaches of Tangalle and the bustling colonial city of Galle – there’s a highlight for all.
Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that dates back to over 2 000 years, with Buddhism playing an integral part in its legacy. Evidence of the religion can be found at almost every turn in the Golden Triangle of Sigiriya, Kandy, Pollonaruwa and Anuradhapura. These magical destinations offer incredible attractions such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the ancient abandoned city of Anuradhapura with its “Tree of Enlightenment” and the not-to-be-missed historical kingdom of Pollonaruwa.
Another must-see attraction is the sturdy 17th century Dutch fort at Galle. The city itself offers a wonderful glimpse into the country’s colonial history but it’s the Galle Fort that features as a highlight on any Sri Lanka tour. Also, be sure to visit the Galle Fort Mosque, the Lighthouse, the Anglican and Dutch-reformed Churches and the Maritime Museum.