Category: Culture & Heritage

A Tourist’s Guide to Jaffna, Sri Lanka

A Tourist’s Guide to Jaffna, Sri Lanka

For years, Jaffna was not included in a typical tour of Sri Lanka. This was partly due to the region’s remote location, and also its importance in the island’s long-fought civil war. Jaffna is also aligned with the north-eastern monsoon pattern and receives its annual deluge between December and March when the popular south-west coast… Read More »

How to explore Buddhism on a Sri Lanka holiday

How to explore Buddhism on a Sri Lanka holiday

There are several religions interwoven into Sri Lanka’s rich tapestry, but Buddhism is the belief system that lies at the core of the island’s complex culture. This philosophy swept across Asia more than 2,000 years ago and since then has influenced many elements of the Sri Lankan way of life. With hundreds of temples dotted… Read More »

Sri Lanka in Summer

Sri Lanka in Summer

Sri Lanka is well known as a winter sun destination, offering a tropical alternative to those cold, dark days in the northern hemisphere. However, thanks to the country’s unique climate and topography, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is also a superb summer getaway. For such a small island, the weather patterns in Sri Lanka… Read More »

8 best activities for a Sri Lanka family holiday with teenagers

8 best activities for a Sri Lanka family holiday with teenagers

Sri Lanka is a fantastic holiday destination for families with children of all ages. The island is incredibly diverse, home to animal-filled national parks, spectacular hill country and awe-inspiring cultural sites, and boasts a culture rich with art, music and dance influenced by traditions from around the world. Contrary to its diversity, Sri Lanka is… Read More »

A guide to Sri Lanka Wellness Holidays: Part 2 – Get Active

A guide to Sri Lanka Wellness Holidays: Part 2 – Get Active

Part 2 of our guide to Sri Lanka wellness holidays covers how you can get active during your holiday. Fresh air and exercise give us vital endorphins and serotonin, helping to rebalance our system and reboot our energy levels. Get active as part of your Sri Lanka wellness holiday to really feel the benefits of… Read More »

A guide to Sri Lanka Wellness Holidays: Part 1 – Back to Nature

A guide to Sri Lanka Wellness Holidays: Part 1 – Back to Nature

Get ready to recharge your batteries and get back to nature in 2022 with part 1 of our guide to Sri Lanka wellness holidays. Sri Lanka is one of the top destinations in Asia for getaways centred around wellbeing. Its alluring languorous atmosphere, abundance of protected wildlife reserves, and foundation in holistic health practices have… Read More »

How to plan a Sri Lanka holiday for families with young children

How to plan a Sri Lanka holiday for families with young children

Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination for a family holiday, but we know that travelling with young children can be daunting – especially if you are heading to an unfamiliar country. When it comes to holidays with young children, there are so many points to consider: the safety of the destination; travel times and transport;… Read More »

Top 7 Sri Lanka trekking trails

Top 7 Sri Lanka trekking trails

A guide to the best hikes in Sri Lanka Hiking in Sri Lanka is the best way to experience the island’s diverse landscapes and escape the typical tourist trail. Enhance your Sri Lanka holiday with the top Sri Lanka trekking trails, which range from gentle tea country walks to strenuous mountain climbs. Use this guide… Read More »

March madness in the island

Venture out on the streets during most weekends between February and March, and you will be bombarded with noise – of school boys and cricket lovers going on parades in bicycles, cars, vans, trucks and by foot. These are the months of the ultimate cricket battle of schools – better known as Big Match Season.

A week in Colombo

by Aadil Fawme Monday Tuk Tuk Tour Explore Colombo in the most authentic way possible – by three-wheeler, or ‘tuk tuk’ as they are dubbed by the locals. Whiz through the busy streets and get the full impression of Colombo’s multicultural society, caught somewhere between past and present, and discover some of the city’s best… Read More »