Sri Lanka’s Cultural triangle is situated in the center of the island and covers an area which includes the world heritage cultural sites of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigirya and Dambulla. It is here that Sri Lanka’s kings developed remarkably advanced civilizations. Richest archaeological heritage sites and monuments spanning a period of 2500 years old are in the cultural triangle in abundance and in close proximity.
Kandy served as the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries. It took the British 11 years to build a road linking Kandy with Colombo. The town, and the countryside around it, is lush and green set in a bowl of hills. Kandy is a good transit point to the cultural triangle to the north or hill country to the south.
The ‘Hill Country’ or “Up Country” is terms broadly used to describe the mountainous regions of the center of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s tea-growing hills offer breathtaking landscapes and the hilly slopes are carpeted by tea plantations which creates a distinct aroma on mixing with fresh air. The climate in the hills reminds of a hot English summer Hot during the day and nice and cool at night.
Jaffna & The North
Jaffna, the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest habitation sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal. The peninsula is actually almost an island; only the narrow causeway known as Elephant Pass – for once elephants did wade across the shallow lagoon here connects Jaffna with the rest of Sri Lanka.
West cost of Sri Lanka is the most developed and most tourists oriented from all Among the west coast beaches the most popular one is Negombo which is north of Colombo easily accessible from Colombo Airport and consists of long sandy stretches of beach. Kalpitiya located 130 km north of Colombo Airport, is an exquisite coastal region. An adventures beach destinations and fast growing tourist location with many opportunities for adventure sports.
Sri Lanka’s premier beach resort on account for its beautiful sandy beaches and coves which afford safe bathing throughout the year. Some of the island’s finest hotels, popular beach resorts, famed for its surf and coral reef as well as its wide range of water sports, tropical greenery, food, fun and shopping are havens to tourists with accommodation to suit every budget.
Sri Lanka’s Deep South coastal stretch starting from Unawatuna without a doubt has the best unspoilt beaches in the island. Deep down south is famous for snorkeling, diving and surfing and for those seeking relaxation in tranquil surroundings. Deep South is also popular for dolphin and whale watching with a fair share of bars and restaurants on the beach.
The East Coast beaches are comparable in beauty to the best beaches of the Maldives. Indeed there is little doubt that they are the best beaches in Sri Lanka, and some of the best in Asia. An ideal stretchs of beach for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing.Apart from its tranquil beaches, the city boasts of the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka and world renowned natural deep water harbor.