Sri Lanka is an amazing travel destination offering a wide range of places to visit. This pearl in the Indian Ocean presents visitors with an incredible array of environments and tourist attractions to enjoy and experience.
From marvelling at the views from the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress to spotting rescued elephants bathing in lagoons, admiring stunning carved Buddhas at temples across the island and searching for a plethora of wildlife in one of Sri Lanka’s many national parks there’s so much to see and do you’ll soon be coming back for more.
In recent years, the beaches of east Sri Lanka have grown in popularity, particularly with families looking for some summer sun. The island’s central area is where you can uncover the astonishing ancient cities, citadels, sacred Buddhist temples and fortresses that make up the world-famous Cultural Triangle. The southern-most point of the triangle is the highlands city of Kandy, a city so rich in heritage it is known as Sri Lanka’s cultural capital. For wildlife lovers, the southern National Parks of Udawalawe and Yala are unmissable. The former is a sanctuary for Sri Lanka’s elephants, while the latter has the world’s largest concentration of one of the animal world’s ultimate predators – the leopard.
The best time to visit the west and south coasts as well as the Cultural Triangle is between December and April, while on the east coast the climate is at its finest from May through to October.