Sri Lanka - a teardrop-shaped island off the south-eastern coast of India - offers travellers interested in unique experiences a combination of scenery, culture, and history. There are a number of fine hotels and other accommodation options available throughout the country, making its beautiful beaches and national parks easily accessible to visitors.
Top Things about Sri Lanka
The coasts of Sri Lanka are home to a number of fine golden, palm-fringed beaches, while the national parks and tea plantations located further inland appeal to those looking to get closer to the island’s natural beauty and wildlife. The hill country and the picturesque scenery to be found there also attract a good number of visitors each year. There is also city life in Sri Lanka, and one of the highlights of a visit is likely to be a taste of the authentic local cuisine in a restaurant in Colombo or Kandy. Visitors to Sri Lanka will never want for things to experience, and can engage in activities as diverse as meditation, golf, or trekking, or visit an elephant sanctuary, a tea estate, or a mangrove forest.
Best Cities to Visit
The biggest city in Sri Lanka is Colombo, which mixes colonial heritage with a lively collection of street markets, gardens, and restaurants, as well as a good selection of hotels. Temples and churches, as well as a colonial fort and the National Museum, make up the principle sightseeing stops in Colombo, although there are also parks and gardens, as well as a large zoo. Beyond Colombo, Kandy is an urban centre in the hill country, and offers exquisite lakeside views, and lively markets.
Sri Lanka Hotels
In Colombo, there is a good choice of luxurious four- and five-star hotels on offer, and there is comfortable accommodation available in a number of areas in the city, including near the airport and overlooking the ocean. Elsewhere in Sri Lanka, luxury hotels are available in places such as Kandy, and there are hilltop hotels and other smaller, more traditional accommodation options available for those who wish to remain closer to nature.