An island paradise described as 'The Pearl of the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka is poised to become the top travel destination in the world. Few places in the world can offer the traveler such stunning landscapes, sun kissed beaches, cultural heritage and exotic wild life

It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature's beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.

Sri Lanka has a rich history and heritage that is very much a part of the country's culture. The Cultural Triangle where you will find three UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa with their stunning monuments, temples and palace ruins.
A safari in one of the 14 national parks offers the chance to see some of Sri Lankas 91 mammals (20 endemic) - Sri Lankan Asian elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted deer, hog, mouse- and barking-deer, wild boar, porcupine, ant-eater, civet cat, loris, giant squirrel, and monkeys such as the macaque, purple-faced leaf monkey and grey langur.
No trip to Sri Lanka can be complete without a trip to the coastline to marvel at the sights and experience the importance of the ocean to the people. The best of the Southern beaches include Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna with glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars and undiscovered corners of paradise. Enjoy relaxing beside the golden beaches with its clear, calm waters and an offshore reef.
The lush landscape and cool climate prove to be an ideal combination for tea. Whether it is sipping Ceylon Tea on a veranda overlooking the sprawling tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya that or a visit to the Buddhist relic at the Temple to the Tooth in Kandy travellers will experience yet another facet of this extraordinary diverse country.

See all the stages of the tea-making process and perhaps buy a few packets of the excellent quality tea produced here to take home with you.
One of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka is the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to abandoned or orphaned wild young elephants including babies. Every day 80 orphaned elephants leave Pinnewala for their daily drink and river bath. If you'd like to ride or wash elephants there are plenty of private camps nearby
Sigiriya is a fascinating rock fortress also declared as 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO. The marvelous Lion Rock rising 200 meters above a forested plain, displays some of the earliest known graffiti, done by the ancient tourists. Remnants of giant stone lion paws remind the visitors why it is called the Lion Rock. The view from the top to the landscape below is just breathtaking
Brightly painted elephants, fireworks, beating drums, and twirling dancers - Sri Lanka's festivals are as colourful and elaborate as the temples they centre on. Festivals hold a wealth of religious pageantry, with spectacular processions, caparisoned elephants, and drummers and dancers aplenty.The countrys largest festival, the Kandy Perahera revolves around the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth which is a must-see on any visit to Sri Lanka.
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