Sri Lanka Travel Guide
Sri Lanka is an island country located off the southern tip of India. It’s a tropical paradise, full of natural beauty and vibrant culture.
From its atmospheric and timeless ruins to its wild forests and jungles, Sri Lanka is a land of history and adventure waiting to be explored. The idyllic white-sand beaches are picture-perfect, you can swim or snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and there are many world-class surfing spots.
The lush green hills of the interior offer breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities for hiking and wildlife spotting.
Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and friendly nature. And the food is incredible, with a range of delicious curries and seafood dishes cooked with fresh local ingredients. Be sure to sample some of the local tea too – it’s one of their most famous exports!
|Approximate Area:||65,600 km2|
|Approximate Population:||22 million|
|Currency:||Sri Lankan Rupee|
|Official Languages:||Sinhala & Tamil|
|International Dialling Code:||+ 94|
|Drives on the:||Left|
Best tours in Sri Lanka
If you’re pressed for time, or would simply like someone else to take care of all the planning and logistics, here’s a selection of some of the best tours in Sri Lanka.
- Private 8-day tour of Sri Lanka (includes transport and hotel accommodation)
- 3-day tour of Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella & Udawalawe from Colombo
- Full-day safari tour of Yala National Park
- Full-day tour of Galle from Colombo
- Half-day tuk-tuk tour of Colombo
- Market tour & cooking class in Colombo
- Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla cave temples from Kandy
- Day tour to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy
- Private street food tour of Kandy
- Kandy to Ella train tickets with reserved seats
Where to go
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