Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Things to do - general

Sri Lanka at a glance Just south of India, and surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. With miles of unspoilt, palm-fringed beaches, there is a wealth of attractions to be explored. Sri Lanka’s heritage dates back thousands of years and visitors can delight in its many UNESCO World Heritage sites and temples. Travel inland where the temperate hill stations offer lush panoramic views over the surrounding tea plantations. Visit one of the many national parks that thrive with fascinating wildlife, including hundreds of elephants and the world’s most dense population of leopards

Country Sri Lanka
Visa requirements

British passport holders are issue a visa via the online electronic visa service before arrival at a fee of approx $35.

Languages spoken Sinhala and Tamil (English is widely spoken)
Currency used Sri Lankan Rupee
Area (km2)65,610
Anantara Kalutara Resort

Anantara Kalutara Resort

Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 1,099
Anantara Kalutara Resort offers the ultimate in relaxation and luxury, with 141 rooms, suites and vi More info
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 1,279
Secluded on a rocky outcrop along Sri Lanka’s southernmost shore overlooking the Indian Ocean, Anant More info
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 1,099
Nestled along golden sands facing the Indian Ocean, the hotel is located on the south-west coast of More info
Jetwing Blue

Jetwing Blue

Negombo , Sri Lanka
Price from £ 969
Set on the sandy shores of Negombo, Jetwing Blue offers delightful architecture and spacious accommo More info
Royal Palms Beach Hotel

Royal Palms Beach Hotel

Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 839
The spacious and airy Royal Palms Beach Hotel is situated on Sri Lanka’s beautiful south-west coast, More info
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Ambalantota, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 1,099
Overlooking the pristine southern coast of resplendent Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resor More info
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Bentota, Sri Lanka
Price from £ 839
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is positioned on a headland and ideally close to the village of Bentota More info

Best Time To Visit

Sri Lanka is warm all year-round. December to March is the most popular time to visit. The two monsoon seasons have the highest rainfall and fall between April to June and October to November.

Top Sights To See

KANDY DAY EXCURSION

Departures & Duration: Daily.

Full day Visit the ancient city of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second-largest city full of rich cultural heritage and historic sites. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth is said to house the tooth relic of Buddha and is the main attraction of the city. As well as ancient monuments, Kandy has many antique shops and a bustling market which are a must-see. Spend time at the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which dates back to the era of medieval times whilst bearing a rich history punctuated by colonialism and industrial change. The splendour of the gardens is further uplifted by the river that flows through its fringes.
Please note that there is a strict dress code when visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth - please enquire for details

GALLE DAY EXCURSION

Departures & Duration: Daily.

Full Day The historic city of Galle is home to the largest occupied fort in Asia and its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches and cerulean waters. Bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the fort. Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, in the south, established in 1981, was one of the earliest attempts to safeguard local turtles from extinction. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Protection Society, the hatchery offers a wildlife experience of a different kind.

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