Sri Lanka is the “land of splendor”. The country has a wide array of astounding places to explore – over 2,000 years of culture in ancient sites, rich history, mysterious ruins, surf and the sea, national parks, several UNESCO world heritage sites, wellness resorts and great cuisine! A large part of Sri Lanka is still untouched by jet setting travelers, which makes holidaying in this beautiful country a charming experience. Its towns are a melting pot of European and Asian cultures. Colombo, the capital, has busy streets and vibrant markets, its architecture a cool mix of Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Enjoy its beaches, visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, and have dinner at the Ministry of Crab, a restaurant as famous as its founders Mahela Jayawardene and Kumara Sangakkara of the Lankan cricket fame. From Colombo, you can drive to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – a nursery and breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. Enjoy your time here bathing and feeding the elephants. At Kandy, a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic is a must and be charmed by this dreamy town lying amidst the hills.
The high point of this trip is a visit to Nuwara Eliya, a summer resort at 1,800m. This quaint early 19th-century hill station with tea plantations rose gardens and red-roofed bungalows have a distinct colonial charm to it. Spend your time discovering its country clubs, golf courses, lakes, and parks. We have in store for you plantation trails and village-style rice and curry at private bungalows and a trek to the World’s End. And if you need a day to pamper yourself, we at Flying Squirrel Holidays, one of India’s leading tour operators, can also customize a special program at an Ayurveda retreat that will rejuvenate your body and mind