Sri Lanka

Last updated: 4 November 2017
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is a tropical island paradise, with a cultural heritage that goes back almost three thousand years. It is not surprising then that Sri Lanka is home to some of the world’s oldest and most magnificent palaces, temples and shrines. Sri Lanka formed part of the Silk Road Maritime Route and today the architecture reflects the Portuguese, Dutch and British influence of that time.

Sri Lanka, as small as it is, has the highest biodiversity ratio in Asia, and the national parks are havens for elephant, water buffalo, sloth and leopard. The countryside has over one hundred rivers as well as waterfalls, rain forests and tea plantations.

Brightly coloured fishing boats bob in the warm Indian Ocean, whilst palm lined, white, sandy beaches are an invitation to partake in the many water sports available, including a dive amongst the surrounding coral reefs and estuarine sea grass.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a relatively inexpensive destination and the small size means that you can get to most of the best sights.

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