Sri Lanka is a pearl drop suspended in the glistening Indian Ocean. A tapestry of culture and nature, Sri Lanka with its rich heritage of past colonisation and its spiritual roots, is indeed a gem to be reached for. It has vibrant cities, intriguing traditions, beautiful landscapes, perfect beaches.
Explore Sri Lanka’s ancient heart with spectacular city ruins and wander amongst the recumbent Buddhas dating back to the 1st century BC, and visit one of the world’s only elephant orphanages at Udawalawe National Park. Sri Lanka, synonymous with tea and, boasts many picturesque plantations. Once known as the ‘Land of Kings’, the Cultural Triangle is an extraordinary region. North from Kandy the area includes the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the cave temples at Dambulla and the mighty rock fortress of Sigiriya. Drive on the highest plateau, with rhododendrons, and tree ferns overlooking some of the island’s highest mountains, and with views down to the sea.
Encounter the best of this beautiful pearl that was prized by the great explorer Marco Polo as “the finest island of its size in all the world.”