Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia that allures visitors with its famous world cultural heritage sites, diverse wildlife, endless beaches, and delicious food. A paradise for nature lovers, it has rolling hills, stretches of mountain peaks, and lush green landscape. You’ll be able to get up close to wild elephants, tour acres of tea farms, and relax on the white sandy beaches that span for miles.

Visit the infamous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and explore the restaurant and shops that line the streets. Gaze upon colonial architecture, ancient mosques, old churches, and exciting museums in the capital city of Colombo. Engage with friendly locals while experiencing vibrant festivals, striking Buddhist temples, and feasting on delicious local food like fresh rice and curry. Sri Lanka will leave you wanting more and eager to return to this delightful island nation.

Destination highlights

  • Welcoming locals
  • Loaded with luxury hotels
  • The best place to see the Asian leopard
  • Miles of unspoiled beaches
  • Home to five of the world’s seven turtle species
  • The beautiful tea plantations
  • The Seafood is plentiful, delicious and affordable

Activities to do

  • Hike the Little Adams Peak
  • Ride the train from Ella to Kandy
  • Trek through the Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya
  • Go on a Safari in Kaudulla National Park
  • Watch the sunset at the famous rope swing in Dalawella
  • Surf at Hikkaduwa
  • Hike to the top of Diyaluma Falls
  • Explore the local markets
  • Visit the Nine Arch Bridge in Ella

Country details

  • Location: In the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Indian subcontinent
  • Language: Sinhala and Tamil
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Cuisine: A mix of herbs, spices, fish, vegetables, rice, and fruits
  • Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Flight Duration: 4.5 hours from Abu Dhabi

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