Sri Lanka has seduced travellers for centuries. Marco Polo described it as the finest island of its size in the world, while successive waves of Indian, Arab and European traders and adventurers flocked to its palm-fringed shores, attracted by reports of rare spices, precious stones and magnificent elephants.
Adrenaline junkies will be spoiled for choice with a full range of activities from watersports to trekking through exotic lands. Elsewhere the forests of Yala, Udawalawe and other national parks teem with monkeys, leopards and wild elephants, while sea turtles, dolphins and blue whales can be spotted around the coast. With a passion for the spices and tea that the land is famed for, the locals exude a sense of warmth and welcome to travelers from all over the world, adding a perfect finishing touch to your already otherwise fantastic vacation.
Things not to miss in Sri Lanka
Watch a cricket game (or play it)
Hike Adam’s Peak
Yala National Park
Eat rice and curry
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Best time to travel to Sri Lanka
Nov – May and Jul – Aug