Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island  just off the coast of India that offers everything from secluded beaches, to 1st century temples, to rain forest trekking, and much more!  Interested in taking a safari?  Yala could be your ticket with the largest concentration of leopards than any other place in the world.  Or maybe elephants are your thing?  Then visit Minneriya who has the largest elephant gathering than any place in the world.  With a country being so diverse in different terrains, there is always something to do here!

Location of Sri Lanka

Located just off the coast of India there are direct flights to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport on Sri Lankan Airlines from major cities in Europe, Australia, Middle East,  and Asia.  Sri Lankan Airlines also flies direct from Dallas, Chicago, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton. Other direct flights include Singapore Airlines from Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific, Abu Dhabi on Etihad, Vienna on Austrian Airlines, Dubai on Emirates, Doha on Qatar Airways, and Bangkok on Thai Airways

Beaches in Sri Lanka

The most popular beaches are located on the southern coast.  Accommodations range all the way from Budget to Luxury.  Mount Lavinia is quite close to Colombo and can easily be done as a day trip.

[caption id="attachment_2925" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Mount Lavinia Hotel and Beach in Sri Lanka The Mount Lavinia Hotel and Beach in Sri Lanka[/caption]

Bentota Beach is perfect for a mixed variety of water activities because of the ocean on one side and the river on the other.  Hikkaduwa is popular with the younger budget crowd.  My favorite is heading to Sri Lanka’s lesser-known east coast that is still developing from the war.  Here it is very relaxing and peaceful and the best place to watch the sun rise on the island!

[caption id="attachment_2921" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Passekudah Beach in Sri Lanka Passekudah Beach on the East Coast of Sri Lanka[/caption]

Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

[caption id="attachment_1096" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Dambulla Cave in Sri Lanka Dambulla Cave Temple[/caption]

When heading up to the Cultural Triangle, this 1st century temple is a must see!  Many of the Buddha’s are well-preserved as this temple was carved into a cave.

Jungle Trekking in Sri Lanka

[caption id="attachment_2922" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Trekking a Rain Forest in Sri Lanka Makandawa Rain Forest at the foot of the Hill Country in Sri Lanka[/caption]

The end of the 1957 classic film Bridge on the River Kwai was also filmed here.

On Safari in Sri Lanka

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If you only have time to visit 1 National Park in Sri Lanka, make it Yala. Yala has a large variety of different animals and you are guaranteed to see a lot of them.

[caption id="attachment_1311" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Elephant Gathering in Sri Lanka The Elephant Gathering in North Central Sri Lanka[/caption]

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