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About Sri Lanka

Paradise without the price tag, you'll find miles of white sandy beaches, ancient ruins, incredible food and of course their infamous tea. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country filled with beautiful, friendly people and the best bit, its super cheap so affordable for everyone.

As yet relatively unspoilt by tourism, this hidden gem sits between the well trodden paths of India and South East Asia but is often overlooked. Its that little piece of the globe where everyone hasn't been, but all that's changing.

With 8 World Heritage sites to chose from inside its narrow boarders, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding what to put in your itinerary. The good news, is that all of them are easily accessible so visit Anuradhapura, the site of the oldest human-planted tree on the planet, in the morning, visit a two thousand year old temple at lunchtime, then watch as hundreds of elephants gather to drink in the afternoon.

Sri Lanka is still pretty uncrowded so it's a great time to visit and see all it's hidden gems the way they were supposed to be seen. At the beaches you'll find relatively undiscovered, yet still world-class dive sites just without the crowds, making them truly magical underwater kingdoms waiting to be explored.

Look beyond the stunning coastlines of this idyllic place and discover acres of tea plantations hidden amongst rain-forested peaks, perfect for explorers and hikers or marvel at them from windows of train carriages if you want the sites without the sweat.

Average high's in the late 20's and early 30's mean the sun is always shining and the monsoons tend to focus in the northeast so stick to the southwest to minimise the downpours.

Stunningly beautiful, pleasantly uncrowded and relatively cheap for paradise, this is one place that really needs to be seen to be believed. Book your next trip now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Sri Lanka, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andugust


The rains have eased making it a great time to visit laid-back, historical Kandy. The city comes alive with the colourful Esala Perahera, a festival celebrating the tooth of Lord Buddha

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Blog posts

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12th March 2022 by Journalist On The Run

How to travel Sri Lanka in 2022

A practical video about traveling in Sri Lanka in 2022 including travel restrictions and guidelines, what it's like in Sri Lanka right now, best places to stay and visit and why I love traveling here so much!...


2nd March 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Best beach in Sri Lanka?

Exploring Dalawella Beach and Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.......


28th February 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Street food in GALLE, SRI LANKA

Exploring the beautiful old town of Galle, Sri Lanka.......


2nd May 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Sri Lanka south coast

Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that always felt a little too far off, too exotic. A place backpackers travelled, but not as accessible to your regular holiday-goer. How wrong I was, in fact the journey itself was a lot shorter than I ever expected. I joined G Adventures week long Sri Lanka South Coast Sailing trip at the end of March. Flying with Emirates, I travelled from Dublin to Colombo in Sri Lanka via Dubai, the total trip only taking around 12-13 hours....

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