Sri Lanka is a nation overflowing with natural and cultural wonders. Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s small, tear-drop shape belies its diverse landscape; from mountainous jungle terrain, to vivid green tea plantations, down to fabulous beaches. Travel through dense jungles – home to leopards and wild elephants – to empty golden beaches; from monasteries and temples with ambling saffron-clad monks, mountains covered with tea and dotted with the bright saris of the tea pickers.
Sri Lanka quite simply has it all: tropical beaches, cooler mountainous terrain, incredible wildlife, tea plantations, amazing food and an incredibly diverse culture & languid history. It is home to spectacular ruins in the north such as Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla, the 17th century Dutch walled fort town of Galle is described by some as the St. Tropez of Asia and Yala National Park is one of the best wildlife destinations outside of Africa. Then there is the old capital of Kandy and the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. And it’s simply impossible not to fall in love with the Sri Lankan people.