Labelled the Teardrop of India given its geographical location and shape, Sri Lanka is blessed with a timeless natural landscape of whimsical beach utopias, lush rolling hills, dense rainforests, and a deep ancient history expanding over 3000 years with 8 UNESCO heritage sites to set sights on.
Drawing in sunseekers all year round, Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland climate, coupled with its palm-fringed coasts of Beruwala, Mirissa and Tangalla and island harbours is widely known to be the destination for an idyllic beach holiday with plenty of water sports for the enthusiasts. Freshen up with a trek into the dense rainforest nirvanas teeming with exotic wildlife and explore Minneriya National Park, keeping your eyes peeled for the elephant herds.
Following its gently rising terrain, get whisked away to cooler climates in the rolling green highlands carpeted with vast tea plantations of Hill Country and its cascading paddy fields, spending leisure time sipping on the famed Ceylon, getting hands-on with tea plucking and marvel at scenic waterfalls.
Evidence of Sri Lanka’s ancient heritage speckles across the country in the form of ruins and ancient kingdoms – Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Journey across the ancient cities understanding the unique history behind each beautifully carved temples, palaces, theatres, and monasteries that lay as a reminder to its illustrious history dating back to the 4th century that withstood time.
To avoid the monsoon period, the west and south coasts of Sri Lanka are best visited during December to March while the eastern regions are best visited from April to September.