Travel to Sri Lanka – Summary in a nutshell
Sri Lanka is favourite destination for those who like beaches, highlands, colonial era plantation bungalows, colonial era heritage hotels etc. and therefore have been a favorite destination for a lot of European Guests especially from UK and enjoys a significant repeat patronage. Sri Lanka is also a destination for Indians to arrive for a getaway, short break or a holiday.
Nuwara Eliya - Situated 1,890 meters above sea level, set in the heart of tea-country, this beautiful town is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church,a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia.
Kandy - Kandy is Sri Lanka?s most visited place. The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.
Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Uannawatuna - Beaches south of Colombo renowned for their beach front resorts. Uannawatuna has crystal clear waters for watersports, surfing etc.
Galle - Town with a heritage character (like Fort Cochin) offering excellent sea views.
Arugam Bay, Trincomalee - One for the off-beat travellers. Idyllic beaches and pristine countryside. Arugam renowned for Surfing
Cultural Heritage and Buddhism - Tooth of Relic in Kandy is the prime site for Buddhist heritage. Sigiriya rock fortress and Anuradhapura are UNESCO sites. There are number of other temples visited for its buddhist heritage.
Ramayana - Sri Lanka has deep linked connections with Ramayana. There are temples and areas which are significant in Ramayana and Lord Rama
Wildlife - Yala National park is one having highest number of Leopard population and good for bird watching. Kataragama is the base point to visit Yala besides being a pilgrim centre.
Colombo - Nightlife, heritage and a simple getaway ex-Bangalore and Chennai
Sri Lanka in a nutshell is an all weather, all season destination that is visited as a getaway and as a destination that offers nature centric and heritage experiences.