Many of our hotels are on the islands beautiful beaches. At Mount Lavinia, just 12km from Colombo, relax and enjoy the sea, joining the locals for a game of cricket and surfing on Sundays. The typical fishing town of Negombo, set amid lush coconut groves, has great, spicy seafood. And south of Colombo, Beruwela marks the beginning of a glorious 123km stretch of beaches, with great bathing in the bay year round.Culture
Sri Lanka’s tally of 7 UNESCO world heritage sites is truly impressive, spanning the country’s rich history from 380bc to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial eras. It’s a treasure trove of both natural and manmade wonders, including ancient and sacred cities, colonial strongholds, cave temples and virgin forests. The sacred city of Anuradhapura once had 9 palaces and dagobas (domes).Marvel at its ruins, glimpsing beautiful statues.Explore the cave temples of Dambulla, and the wonderful temples and palaces of the royal city of Kandy.Nature
The largest elephant population is found in Uda Walawe. At the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage you can feed the babys.Sinharaja is Sri Lankan’s last remaining virgin rain forest with amazing bird watching. Yala national park is the country’s premier wildlife reserve and is said to have the world’s highest concentration of leopard. Other animals include elephant, sloth bear and crocodile. See exotic fish while snorkelling or diving, visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens and check out the islands highest waterfall at Bambarakande.
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