Sri Lanka Travel Info, Cheap Flight & Holiday Packages
Beaches, mountains and jungles – discover for yourself why the locals compare Sri Lanka to the Garden of Eden.
For the past few years, intense political conflicts and natural disasters have caused many tourists to skirt around the nation of Sri Lanka and proceed to its neighbouring countries of India and Myanmar. But Sri Lanka has a much different landscape now. Tourism is once again slowly booming in this beautiful island and many are eager to explore this pristine, and seemingly reinvigorated, island.
Set apart from the rest of Southeast Asia, the island of Sri Lanka is curiously shaped like a teardrop. Although there is much to see and do in Colombo, the nation’s capital, take a trip out to the Sri Lankan countryside to truly experience the Eden-like qualities of the nation. Hiring a car, which often comes with a handy driver/tour guide, is the best way to get around Sri Lanka. Direct Flights offers some of the cheapest car hires online, and are available for booking prior to your flight.
Drive to Kandy, Sri Lanka’ s spiritual centre, and you will discover the lush greenery of the Sri Lankan countryside on your way there, such as the waterfalls and stacked plantations of tea and vegetables that can be found in the hillsides of Nuwara Eliya.
Once at Kandy, visit the famous Temple of the Tooth, one of the holiest shrines in Sri Lanka, containing Lord Buddha’s tooth. Other popular tourist spots are the Pinawela Elephant Orphanage, with over 70 semi-tame elephants, and the Royal Botanical Gardens, filled with exotic orchids. For Sri Lankan cuisine, eat like the locals and try a Kotthu roll, which is filled with chopped roti, vegetables and meat, and eat with your right hand only, a unique Sri Lankan custom.
For cheap accommodation, guesthouses are the best option. Hotels are also available, ranging from mid-range accommodation to pricey boutique hotels. Affordable accommodation can be booked at Direct Flights, along with cheap airfare and discount travel packages to Sri Lanka.
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