Paradise Sri Lanka
Picture this: an all-inclusive island holiday. Endlessly warm, blue and pristine beaches enclosing the droplet-shaped island. The cool, fresh breeze among the greenery of the tea estates as you watch women clad in colorful saris and bright smiles plucking tea leaves across the hill country. Hikes and treks through forests, plains and waterfalls while witnessing rare flora, fauna and wildlife. Mist and vast foliage blanketing the view at the World’s End. A serene morning at the Sigiriya rock fortress, boasting thousands of years of history and heritage of a kingdom as you climb your way up to the top. Reminiscent Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, vibrant with dagobas, temples and significant ancient structures in all its architectural and archeological value. Engulf yourself in the tranquility of the old ways of local life in the village of Hiriwadunne and wind up with an authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry, the island’s staple dish, while facing a beautiful lake. Enjoy the most sought-after train ride from Kandy to Ella and take in all the breathtaking views. Keep an eye out for herds of elephants passing by with their mahouts oh-so casually. Go peak water-adventurer and head to Arugam Bay or Pasikudah for your dose of diving, surfing and snorkeling. Or go further into the ocean towards the south of the island and watch plentiful whales in all their glory in Mirissa, as they show up during their season, and by nighttime, party the Lankan way alongside the sandy shores complete with specialty local seafood dishes to your hearts content. Venture into the northern most point of the island to Jaffna and witness a completely different culture filled with Tamil history and Hindu cultures. Indulge in copious amounts of Indian-inspired food and take in the picturesque Hindu Kovils, natural pools and long stretches of palm trees. If none of this strikes your fancy, choose from a variety of wellness and traditional Ayurvedic retreats across the island, using herbs and centuries-long local ayurvedic rituals. All this and so much more, served with nothing but the warmth of not only weather, but friendly, kind and helpful locals only in the exquisite paradise island of Sri Lanka. Explore at ease with Southern Holidays, and view the best accommodation for your stay, local attractions suited to your holiday, at the best rate.