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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka


Located off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka’s warm charm and vibrant culture will seduce any traveller.  The island boasts endless golden beaches, timeless ruins, colourful cuisine and a stunning array of native wildlife. Complete your holiday with a traditional Ayurveda spa visit or meet the island’s elephants.

Colombo

A busy port city on the west coast, Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Its streets are alive with colourful shops and markets, while temples and mosques reflect its heritage.

Negombo

Just 23 miles north of Colombo and six miles north of the airport is Negombo. A one time fishing village on a  lagoon, it has developed into a lively resort. Negombo town is a historically interesting place and for wildlife enthusiasts the strip of land to the south of the lagoon, as well as the many different canals, make for good birdwatching.

Hikkaduwa

A small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, about 10 miles north-west of Galle. It is a perfect getaway and is famous for its white sandy beach, surfing, magnificent corals and marine life and nightlife.

Kalutara

Just 25 miles south of Colombo, Kalutara was once a  bustling spice port at the mouth of the Kalu River, it is now a popular beach resort. As well as the palm fringed beach, Kalutara offers beautiful, tropical scenery and  interesting sights, such as the world's only hollow Buddhist shrine and an elegant plantation mansion.

Koggala

Koggala is located on Sri Lanka's South Coast offering long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches. Many small shops are close by and little beach restaurants offer fresh seafood and provide excellent views overlooking the picturesque Bay.

Beruwala

With its fine beach, Beruwala has been a favourite destination for visitors seeking sun and sand. It is famous for having the oldest mosque on the island.

Bentota

Just south of Beruwala is Bentota, attractively  situated between the sea and Benthara River. The river mouth is used extensively for watersports and for boat rides up to 20 miles inland.

SRI LANKAN CUISINE

Sri Lanka is a food lovers dream. A diverse assortment of locally grown spices, fruit and vegetables combine with recipes introduced by foreign traders & colonial powers creating a truly unique cuisine. 'Rice and curry' is the national dish of Sri Lanka and features on almost every hotel menu. Usually comprising of a miniature banquet of small dishes made from fresh vegetables, chicken or fish and a medley of coconut milk, chilli and spices it epitomises the country's status as one of the original spice islands. Try Polos (young jackfruit curry made with rich spices and coconut milk) served with rice and Coconut Sambol (shredded fresh coconut, chillies, red onion and lime).

TRANSFERS

Transfers to your holiday accommodation are included  in the price and will feature shared transport to your accommodation. Alternatively we offer a private transfer service which will meet you at the airport and take you comfortably and swiftly to you hotel.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupees (Rs)
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil & English
Visas: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) required by all nationalities before travel
Time Zone: GMT + 5½ hrs
Flying Time: 10½ to 16½ hrs
Electricity: 220V

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