Sri Lanka Holidays in 2014

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Sri Lanka at a Glance

If you’re looking for some fun in the sun then Sri Lanka holidays are just for you, with perfect picturesque beaches, culturally unique cities and temples and spectacular rain forests. This really is an island paradise.

No holiday here would be complete without a trip to the beach, whether

you want to top up that tan or have a go at some of the water sports on offer, it’s a great day out. The beaches in Sri Lanka are beautiful, comprising of white soft sand and crystal clear waters, the resort of Beruwala has some of the island's best beaches perfect for relaxing on. Beruwala’s coast is also great for water activities such as snorkelling and diving, thanks to its calm, clear waters.

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Explore Sri Lanka

When you’re not unwinding on the beach, there’s plenty else to see and do during your Sri Lanka holidays. The city of Colombo is a great place for a glimpse at Sri Lankan culture and the National Museum of Colombo hosts a number of interesting exhibits explaining the island's history. The zoological gardens are another popular attraction, with a wide variety of creatures - its most popular being the elephants.

Another popular destination is Bentota, the perfect place to experience the island's diverse and beautiful landscape during your holiday. The Grand Mangrove Safari is a great way to explore Sri Lanka’s river system, surrounded by tropical mangroves it’s a fascinating tour. If you don’t fancy a boat trip then perhaps you’d like to take a look at the Sinharaja Forest reserve, one of the least disturbed rainforests in the country. This stunning national park is a great way to spot some of the island's wildlife. Bentota is also a great destination for those interested in Sri Lanka’s Buddhist traditions, the Kande Vihare Buddhist Temple is home to the tallest statue of Buddha on the island. At a staggering 160 feet, it’s an impressive sight.

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Sri Lanka holidays are a great way to relax for a week or two. Its beaches can only be described as breathtaking, their white sands and clear waters adding further to the islands tranquillity. However, if you want more from a holiday than a week at the beach, then we’re sure you’ll find plenty of interest further inland, with a diverse and well kept ecosystem and unique and ancient culture, there’s plenty to see and do! You can trust us, we're Fully Licensed.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Local time: GMT + 5.5 hours
Local airport: Colombo International
Flight time: 10 hours 30 minutes

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Architecture

The architecture in Sri Lanka ranges from the modern sky scrapers of Colombo to ancient temples, and wherever you go you’ll be able to see monuments belonging to civilisations past. Ruined cities, temples, palaces and dagobas all act as living examples of the history of this fascinating place. Sigiriya, an ancient fortress located north east of Dambulla, is well worth visiting as the ruins of this city are considered to be one of the most outstanding ancient sites of Sri Lanka.

Rainforest

No trip to Sri Lanka is complete without a tour of the incredible Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Made up of a complex structure of tall trees you’ll find an incredible array of flora and fauna to discover including rare birds, insects, reptiles and mammals. There are various tours available and your guide will be able to tell you about the rainforest and explain more about the wildlife you see along the way.

History of Sri Lanka

Those interested in the history and culture of Sri Lanka may wish to visit the two museums in Colombo. The National Museum of Colombo is the largest museum in Sri Lanka and houses fascinating collections including the crown and throne of the Kandan monarchs. The National Museum of Art Sri Lanka is also a must-see attraction and features the work of numerous Sri Lankan artists.

Boat Trips

Boat trips are the perfect way of exploring Sri Lanka and enjoying the scenery. There are many available from short excursions, to day cruises and so you’ll be able to find something to suit your needs and your bank balance. Those interested in wildlife may wish to consider whale or dolphin watching. Dondra Point is a great spot for whale watching and trips on board trawler boats can be arranged to give the best vantage point.