Sri Lanka

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Our lodges in Sri Lanka

Aditya Resort

Aditya Resort

Rathgama
Amangalla

Amangalla

Galle
Ceylon Tea Trails

Ceylon Tea Trails

Hill Country
Galle Fort Hotel

Galle Fort Hotel

Galle
Tintagel Colombo

Tintagel Colombo

Colombo
Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama

Weligama

Why we recommend Sri Lanka

  • Experience the huge diversity of wildlife including Blue Whales, Spinner Dolphins and Leopards
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the island by exploring the Cultural Triangle
  • Trek through lush green tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country
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About Sri Lanka

Located just above the Equator, amid the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, it is often said that Sri Lanka can be summed up in one word: beaches. But while the beaches of Sri Lanka are undeniably beautiful, there is so much more to the country than its white sandy coast line and turquoise seas.

From Jaffna on the very northern tip of the Island to Galle in the south, Sri Lanka is a country full of culture, colour, wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Few places in the world are as blessed as Sri Lanka which offers its visitors a combination of remarkable views, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences.

Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls and 25,000 water bodies. However, it is not just the natural beauty of the country that makes it such a wonderful place to go. Sri Lanka boasts more than two thousand years of recorded history, and the remarkable achievements of the early Sinhalese civilization can still be seen in the sequence of ruined cities and great religious monuments that litter the northern plains.

Snapshot of Sri Lanka

Capital city: Colombo
Flight time: 11.5 Hrs
Language: Sinhala, Tamil and English
Population: 21 million
Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Muslim, Christianity
Sun hours / day: 7
Max. temperature: 36
Min. temperature: 22

Seasons in Sri Lanka

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Peak Mid Low
Where to go

Colombo

Colombo, as Sri Lanka's capital city, combines colonial architecture with high-rise buildings and shopping malls, reflecting the city's rich heritage mixed with modernity as it rapidly becomes a must-see stop in Sri Lanka.

Cultural Triangle

The Cultural Triangle is found on Sri Lanka's central plains and encompasses the cities and towns of Kandy, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla. It is here that Sri Lanka’s Kings developed remarkably advanced civilisations and where visitors are provided a glimpse into the island's history dating back to the 4th Century BC. The area, now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts ruined temples, ancient cities, national parks and glistening reservoirs. Highlights of this fascinating area include the striking rock fortress of Sigiriya, Dambulla’s Royal Rock Temple, Dambulla’s Cave paintings and the breathtaking ruins of Ritigala.

The Cultural Triangle's most southerly point is the City of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second largest. Situated around a vast lake, surrounded by the peaks of Sri Lanka’s hill country and looped by Sri Lanka's largest river, the Mahaweli. Kandy's pleasant temperate climate, its scenic location and it's rich history have made it a favourite destination among our guests.

Aside from its stunning setting, one of Kandy’s main draws is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth- known locally as Sri Dalada Maligawa - the most sacred temple in the country. During the evening, crowds of people visit the temple to make offerings of flowers. During the month of August, Kandy plays host to the Kandy Perahera – a colourful procession where a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is paraded on elephant along the streets of Kandy.

Galle and the South Coast

The south coast of Sri Lanka is made up of coral-protected bays, tropical sandy beaches and rural fishing villages. The mixture of unspoilt wilderness and a colourful cultural heritage make the southern coast an ideal place to escape the bustle of the larger cities. Enjoy surfing or whale watching in Mirissa, scuba diving in Dickwella and even a Turtle Night Safari in Rekura.

On your way down the coast be sure to stop at the Yala National Park; an area of outstanding beauty and abundant wildlife. Indeed Yala National Park is home to the highest density of leopards in the World. A little further up the coast is the thriving town and beautiful beaches of Galle. Galle’s main attraction is the 17th Century Dutch Fort, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Galle is also the gateway to seductive sandy coves and the coastal villages of Unawatuna, Thalpe, Koggala and Habaraduwa.

Sri Lanka's West Coast

Sri Lanka's west coast covers the coastal strip just south of Colombo all the way down to Hikkaduwa. The main attraction of this side of the island, apart from the string of small towns such as Kalutara, Bentota, Ahungalla and Hikkaduwa, are the tropical beaches and lagoons lined with mangroves. The west coast also offers guests a vibrant cultural heritage including folklore, music and dance as well as architectural influences from the Dutch period. Many temples, kovils, churches and mosques are situated along the coast, and cottage industries such as basket-weaving, mask-carving and antique restoration provide for interesting shopping.

Tea Plantations and the Hill Country

Sri Lanka is the 4th largest producer of tea worldwide and the tea drinking culture on the island remains strong. The abundant rainfall combined with Sri Lanka's year round sunshine offer the perfect climate for producing world famous tea.

No trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without a visit to any number of the historic tea plantations that are distributed throughout the island, however some of the most dramatic are located around Kandy and central Sri Lanka. If you are considering some time here, the train journey from Kandy to Hatton through the Hill Country cannot be missed! This journey is without doubt one of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world.

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Weather

Sri Lanka JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
min. temperature ( ℃ ) 22 23 24 25 26 26 26 26 25 24 24 23
Max. temperature ( ℃ ) 32 33 33 32 32 31 30 30 31 30 31 31
Rainfall ( mm ) 62 69 130 253 255 186 125 114 236 255 255 194

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