Sri Lanka

Flag of Sri Lanka
Capital: Colombo
Population: 21,323,733
Area: 65,610 km2

From glamorous camping in the heart of many national parks, to balloon rides, this island has it all. Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as the finest island in the world, with a fantastic fusion of Indian, Arab and European traditions, which is further spiced up by the customs of adventurers who often landed on its shores. The rare species, precious stones and magnificent elephants that this island offers are a real lure for many explorers of the world.

As it is located near the equator, in the waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers an abundance of natural beauty and magic, which leads visitors to always return to it once they visit it. The country in the shape of pearls is romantic and interesting, and it got its name from Arab traders and was originally called Serendib, which means peace.

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka, as well as the financial and commercial center of the country. The administrative capital, however, was moved to Sri Jayavardenepura Kote, an eastern suburb of Colombo. Although the recent peace has opened the whole island to visitors, tourism here remains underutilized. Undeveloped paradise beaches, astonishingly rich cultural heritage, a variety of tropical wildlife, adventurous experiences, as well as friendly locals and irresistible cuisine, all without big crowds.

You can relax on a beach or head to many interesting places. The beautiful Galle, a fortified colonial city of the southern province, should be on the list for everyone who is visiting here for the first time. Six other World Heritage sites include some of the most significant ancient engineering you will ever see, as well as some of the largest Buddhist temples ever built.

Those who love nature will enjoy 14 national parks, with numerous wild animals such as leopard, Asian elephant, langur, lory and many other species. There is even a small rainforest biosphere, today under UNESCO protection. Wander the green hills and explore the picturesque tea estates, mountain ranges, young Buddhist colleges and the jungle-surrounded town of Kandy, where you can enjoy old antique shops and a large selection of restaurants.

Climatically, the driest and best part of the season in Sri Lanka is from December to March, for the west and south coast, as well as for the hilly part of the country, and from April to September is a good period to visit the region of old towns and east coast. In the period from December to March, most foreign tourists come to visit. During the holiday season, from Christmas to New Year, it is difficult to find accommodation on the island. The climate of Sri Lanka is such that it is always the right time for a beach somewhere along the coast.

We believe that a visit to Sri Lanka is one of the best experiences available to you, and if you do not believe it, it is time to see for yourself.