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Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

  • Ancient Cities

    The Cultural Triangle contains some of Sri Lanka's finest historical sites, including the ancient capitals of Pollonaruwa and Anuradhapura. These vast complexes house temples, palaces, wonderful carvings and huge stupas. Equally jaw-dropping is the Rock Fort of Sigiriya which offers 360° views, more than justifying the climb to the top!

    Ancient Cities
  • Beaches

    Sri Lanka is famous for its idyllic beaches which stretch from the undeveloped eastern coast all the way around to the west near Colombo. The beaches and the accommodation vary from small intimate boutiques to luxurious resorts on private beaches and larger hotels in more bustling places.

    Beaches
  • National Parks

    No trip to Sri Lanka is complete without seeing some of its abundant wildlife. The best places to enjoy this are Uda Walawe, Yala, and Minneriya National Park. Here you can enjoy an exciting jeep safari which takes you close to wild elephants, crocodiles and even the illusive leopard.

    National Parks
  • Tea Plantations

    Sri Lanka rises up from the coast to the hills, a rolling landscape dotted with tea bushes, and interlaced with streams and waterfalls. The lush landscape and cool climate prove to be an ideal combination for tea and Sri Lanka has long been a pilgrimage site for tea planters and tourists looking for the perfect cuppa!

    Tea Plantations
  • Temples and Festivals

    Brightly painted elephants, fireworks, beating drums, and twirling dancers - Sri Lanka's festivals are as colourful and elaborate as the temples they centre on. The country’s largest festival, the Kandy Perahera revolves around the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth which is a must-see on any visit to Sri Lanka.

    Temples and Festivals
  • The Southern Coast

    Some of the country's finest sandy beaches and quiet coves are found along the southern coast. Palm trees and brightly painted fishing boats on the shoreline complete the idyllic scene.

    The Southern Coast

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Things to Do in Sri Lanka: Tea Estate Visit

Driving through the twisting roads of the tea estate, you see the colourful women, mainly of Tamil origin, at work in the plantations.

Tea pluckers

Tea Estate Visit

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Culture & History

Driving through the twisting roads of the tea estate, you see the colourful women, mainly of Tamil origin, at work in the plantations.

The tea factory within the estate welcomes visitors and you will be able to 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.

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