Sri Lanka Quick Facts
- Visa: Required
- Population: 21 million
- Capital city: Colombo (population 1 million)
- Religion: Buddhism (70%), Hinduism (12%) Islam (10%) and Christianity (8%)
- Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee.
- Typical dishes: Fish curry & rice (made with a selection of local spices, hot unless requested otherwise!)
- Cost of the local tipple: Lion beer (£1-£2)
Holidays to Sri Lanka
For a relatively small Island, there are a truly amazing variety of attractions for the visitor to see on a holiday to Sri Lanka. From the sleepless and fast developing capital, Colombo, to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa with their imposing Dagoba's, to the rolling tea plantations and green hills of the Hill Country region, to the well preserved national parks inhabited by elephants, leopards, crocodiles and rare birdlife, there really is something for everybody in Sri Lanka. Add to all of this the thousands of kilometres of coastline, studded with idyllic palm-lined beaches, the delicious food and the friendly, welcoming people and it is little surprise that Sri Lanka has earned itself a reputation as one of the world's best holiday destinations.
Having shrugged off its turbulent past, it is now possible to travel freely throughout the whole country, including the less visited north and east coast regions, which have some of the Island's most untouched beaches and can be the surprise highlight of a tour to Sri Lanka.
Some of Sri Lanka's highlights
- Climbing the magical Sigiriya Rock
- Coming face to face with a Leopard in the Yala National Park
- Relaxing with a fresh cup of tea at one of famous plantations around Nuwara Eliya
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"We had a fantastic holiday, all your arrangements worked like clockwork, the itinerary was fascinating, the hotels were brilliant and we love Sri Lanka! So a very big ' thank you'. "Debbie Evans - Cheltenham