Sri Lanka has been up and coming for few years as this beautiful island has been thrust into spotlight and made a part of world’s top travel destinations. This island has something to offer to its every visitor. Be it the hiking trails, sweeping views of plantations or amazing wildlife, this pearl shaped island has it all. Its cuisine is wholesome, healthy and is a blend of unique spices and condiments similar to Indian cuisine which is worth tasting on a Sri Lanka tour. Pristine beaches and tropical climate surely adds beauty to this amazing island.
This trip to Sri Lanka takes you to some major cities of the island and its famous tourist spots. To begin the trip and provide you a glimpse of Lanka’s beauty, we take you to Kandy, a major and second largest city of Lanka which is surrounded by lush green tea plantations and majestic mountains. Here you can relax at the Royal Botanical gardens, visit famous Buddhist Temple named Sri Dalada Maligawa and learn about breeding of elephants at Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Another important city is Anuradhapura, a monastic city of the ancient world which remained the proud seat of Sri Lanka’s kingdom until 11th century A.D. Today Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage site which houses various monuments and preserved ruins such as Ruwanwelisaya and Sri Maha Bodhi which you will visit during this Sri Lanka vacation. Next is a one stop destination for wildlife lovers as it is a National park famous for its safari and elephant gathering. A trip to Sri Lanka is incomplete without spending a day observing elephants and other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at the Minneriya National park. Bid adieu to this splendid land by visiting Colombo, the biggest city of Lanka which although modern displays a colonial style architecture influenced by the Dutch, Portuguese and British.
The country as a whole is surely a reason to return here again. A place where the wildlife amaze you, cuisine is mouth watering, Buddhist culture is fascinating and hospitality is truly special is indeed worth a visit.
- Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Dambulla Cave Temple
- Enjoy excursion to Minneriya National Park
- Bird watching at Kandalama
- Boat ride on Parakrama Samudra
- Visit to National Museum, Colombo