The beautiful island of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is rich in cultural and archaeological treasures spanning some 2,500 years of history - from the sacred city of Anuradhapura and the cave temples of Dambulla, to the magnificent temples and palaces of the royal city of Kandy. It has 7 World Heritage Sites including one natural one - the amazing Sinharaja Forest Reserve with its unique flora and fauna.
Highlights of Sri Lanka include:
• Cave temples at Dambulla
• Royal city of Kandy
• Forests and valleys around the Nuwara Eliya hill station
• Colombo's mix of the old, modern and colonial
When to Go
Dec - Mar is considered the best time, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the cultural triangle and the hill country. The east coast is best during May - Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon months it is possible to travel around as the rain is not constant. The temperatures are high throughout, averaging of 27°C.