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Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s heritage cities located in the Central Province. The city lies on an elevated plateau which is surrounded by hills and tea plantations. The air here is cooler than the rest of the island. Kandy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and is...
Visitors to Sri Lanka are often in such a rush to head for beaches, whale-watching tours, tea plantations and elephant safaris, that they don’t stop for a second glance at its commercial capital Colombo. Big mistake. Golden Buddha in Viharamahadevi Park (Thinkstock/PA) While at first sight, it may seem like a...
Image Credits: The Fortress, Sri Lanka; The Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland; Shinta Mani Angkor, Cambodia Excellent hotels, fabulous tours and exciting experiences are available in most destinations today. It just depends on you to make the most of the...
Traditional fishing near Galle. Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible. The Undiscovered Country You might say Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Countless scores of travellers have passed overhead on their way...
ITINERARY DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO NEGOMBO VIA COLOMBO Fly to Colombo. Upon arrival, your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours will meet you at Bandaranaike Airport in the Arrivals Hall and transfer you to Negombo for an overnight stay. Together with any other group members who may...
Armed with honey, and plenty of money (wrapped up in a five-pound note), the owl and the pussycat of Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. I went to Sri Lanka by plane and without the honey – but my destination was Owl and...
The Mail on Sunday's Wendy Gomersall checked into the Fort Bazaar The new boutique hotel is located in the Sri Lankan city of Galle It opened 18 months ago, with plans to include a spa, cinema and pool By Wendy Gomersall...
For many people, holidays are about beaches and Sri Lanka is no disappointment in this department. This small island located off the Southern tip of India has some seriously beautiful golden shores on offer. We picked out the top 10 prettiest beaches that need to go on your radar...
G Adventures becomes first travel company to sail Sri Lanka’s southern coast Friday, September 29, 2017 TORONTO — Demand for Sri Lanka is up, so much that G Adventures has seen triple the bookings in the past year to this fascinating destination. As such, the tour operator has launched a brand...
With the long August school vacation looming, ideas to entertain the family during the holiday season are uppermost in most people’s minds. While some may opt for vacations in foreign climes, others will take the opportunity of exploring Sri Lanka. If a staycation is your choice, here are some...
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