Sunset, Northern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sandy beaches, tea plantations and colourful houses, markets and temples dot this lush green island in the Indian Ocean. Calm bays harbouring dozens of small wooden fishing boats are followed by turbulent warm waters, where surfers tackle the majestic waves. As they rush towards the shore, they’re presented with a breath-taking view of gently nodding palm trees on pristine beaches, only interrupted by occasional forts from the Discovery Age.
Major cities like Colombo and Kalmunai crowd with tuk-tuks, speeding through the streets, while between them beautifully adorned buses and trucks slowly make their way through the winding mountain roads.
Buddha statues perched on hills tower over the tree-tops, never far from ornate golden temples. The largest and most impressive of them all, the Temple of the Tooth, sits in Kandy, at the heart of Sri Lanka. Its dense jungle core shelters all manners of wildlife and spreads for miles on end. This immense green landscape is best viewed from the ancient town of Sigiriya, atop the glorious Lion Rock.

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Sri Lanka is best known for

  • Popular
  • Beaches
  • Family
  • Romance
  • Summer
  • Trekking

Good to know

Population
20.3 million
Currency
LKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 160.14 LKR
  • Rates displayed here are indicative only and are subject to change.
Current time
| (GMT +5:30)