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The culture of Sri Lanka has been influenced by many things in the past, but the country has managed to retain much of its ancient, rich aspects. Mostly it has been influenced by religion and colonization by the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British. This cultural diversity is apparent almost everywhere you visit in Sri Lanka. Almost all of world’s religions are practiced in the small island of Sri Lanka. There are different religious festivals every month and mostly everyone participates in everyone else’s festivals. And as a result Sri Lanka has more public holidays than any country in the world.

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About Sri Lanka - The British Touch in Sri Lanka (Colonial Heritage)The British Touch in Sri Lanka (Colonial Heritage)
Whatever historical conclusions can be drawn about the colonial period (1815-1948), there is no doubt that Britain's connection with Sri Lanka has been special.More...
About Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka World Heritage SitesSri Lanka World Heritage Sites
Sri Lanka is one of Asia's richest treasures with seven World Heritage Sires which are both natural and man-made wonders.More...
About Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Veddas (Aborigines of Sri Lanka)Sri Lanka Veddas (Aborigines of Sri Lanka)
The aborigines of Sri Lanka known as Veddas are still present in Sri Lanka but in small numbers and their traditional life style is close to extinction.More...

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Sri Lanka Mini Cultural Heritage Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Mini Cultural Heritage Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £1189 
Discover the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka inclding Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Tour, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage with time on the beach to relax at the end of your trip.

Sri Lanka Mini Colonial Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Mini Colonial Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £1019 
Discover the colonial past of Sri Lanka in this unique tour while staying at some of the finest colonial style hotels. Tour includes The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Nuwara Eliya Tour, Capital Colombo Tour and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage plus time on the beach to relax at the end of your trip.

Sri Lanka Mini Cultural Triangle and Wildlife Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Mini Cultural Triangle and Wildlife Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £1219 
Discover the world renowned Cultural Triangle and the wild life of Sri Lanka in this tour while staying at some of the finest hotels. Tour includes Anuradhapura Ancient City Tour, Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Caves, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Peradeniya Botantical Gardens, Minneriya National Park, Negombo Village Tour, and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage plus time on the beach to relax at the end of your trip.

Sri Lanka Mini Central Highlands Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Mini Central Highlands Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £979 
Marvel at the spectacular scenery, history, archaeological sites, tea plantations and so much more in this very special mini tour incorporating all the best highlights that Sri Lanka’s highlands has to offer. You will be staying at some of the finest hotels that gives the spirit of this holiday but still retain the modern comforts.

Sri Lanka Luxury Heritage Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Luxury Heritage Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £1509 
Discover the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka with luxury inclding Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Tour, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage with time on a luxurous beach to relax at the end of your trip.

Sri Lanka Cultural Heritage Tour and Madilves Meedhupparu HolidaySri Lanka Cultural Heritage Tour and Madilves Meedhupparu Holidayfrom £909 
Discover the tranquil Maldives and the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka inclding Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Tour, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Sri Lanka Cultural Heritage Tour and Maldives Hudhuranfushi HolidaySri Lanka Cultural Heritage Tour and Maldives Hudhuranfushi Holidayfrom £1499 
Discover the tranquil Maldives and the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka inclding Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Tour, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Sri Lanka Royal Kingdom Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Royal Kingdom Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £1199 
Discover the cultural past that dates back to the 5th century BC and the proud history of Sri Lanka. This unique holiday will take you to the most prominent historical ancient royal kingdoms in Sri Lanka give time to experience Sri Lanka's charming people, culture and diverse landscape. You will be staying at some of the finest hotels that give the sprit of this holiday but still retaining the modern comforts.

Sri Lanka Heritage Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Heritage Tour and Beach Holidayfrom Call Us
Discover the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka inclding Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Tour, The Royal City of Kandy Tour, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage with time on the beach to relax at the end of your trip.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Safari and Beach Holiday HolidaySri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Safari and Beach Holiday Holidayfrom £1189 
Our Sri Lanka elephant safari and beach holiday is the perfect introduction to this much loved creature. Come and discover the elephants of Sri Lanka, from rescued sanctuary animals to seeing them in their natural habitat in a national park.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Tour HolidaySri Lanka Sri Lanka Elephant Tour Holidayfrom £1139 
If you are looking for holidays with elephants, elephant tours Sri Lanka will introduce you to the much loved Sri Lankan elephant. Come and discover the elephants of Sri Lanka, from rescued elephants at a sanctuary to the wild elephants in their natural habitat.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Discovery Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Sri Lanka Discovery Tour and Beach Holidayfrom £899 
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Sri Lanka England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 with Highlands Tour HolidaySri Lanka England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 with Highlands Tour Holidayfrom £1249 
Experience unforgettable overseas cricket holiday of a lifetime, with a central highlands tour of Sri Lanka that combine last three nail-biting One Day International matches of England tour of Sri Lanka 2014. The includes visit to cultural city of Kandy, Temple of the Tooth Relic which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cultural Show with fire walking, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Peradeniya’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya and more. Having a holiday in this tropical paradise is anyone’s dream but couple with watching England playing cricket in Sri Lanka will be the ultimate dream holiday for any cricket lover.

Sri Lanka Luxury Cultural Triangle and Wildlife Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Luxury Cultural Triangle and Wildlife Tour and Beach Holidayfrom Call Us
Discover the world renowned Cultural Triangle and the wild life of Sri Lanka in this tour while staying at some of the finest hotels. Tour includes Anuradhapura Ancient City Tour, Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Caves, The

Sri Lanka Luxury Cultural Triangle Tour and Beach HolidaySri Lanka Luxury Cultural Triangle Tour and Beach Holidayfrom Call Us
Discover the world renowned Cultural Triangle and the wild life of Sri Lanka in this tour while staying at some of the finest hotels. Tour includes Anuradhapura Ancient City Tour, Polonnaruwa Ancient City Tour, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Caves, The

Excursions of the Culture Life style, Sri Lanka

 
Sri Lanka Peradeniya Botanical GardensPeradeniya Botanical GardensKandyhill country
 Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is the foremost of its kind in Sri Lanka in both size and splendour. It was created by the Kandyan King for the enjoyment of the aristocracy. Today the gardens have an orchid house, spice garden, Japanese garden, picturesque lake filled with water lilies and more.
 

Sri Lanka Kandy Evening Cultural Dance ShowKandy Evening Cultural Dance ShowKandyhill country
 In the late evening be escorted to a performance of the energetic traditional Kandyan Cultural Dance show, accompanied by tumultuous drumming and climaxes with the amazing fire-walking show.
 

Sri Lanka Mihintale TourMihintale TourMihintaleancient cities
 Mihintale is a sacred mountain peak considered to be the location where Buddhism was first introduced to the island of Sri Lanka. The mountain peak is approached by a grand stairway of 1840 granite steps.
 

Sri Lanka Avukana Buddha statueAvukana Buddha statueKala Wewaancient cities
 The magnificent free-standing Avukana Buddha statue carved out of a single granite rock face during the 5th century is the tallest Buddha statue in existence today.
 

Sri Lanka Kelaniya Buddhist Temple (Kelaniya Maha Viharaya)Kelaniya Buddhist Temple (Kelaniya Maha Viharaya)Kelaniyacapital colombo
 It is believed that the Buddha visited the temple of Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya. You’ll see a series of wall paintings in the interior that date from the mid-20th century.
 

Sri Lanka Negombo Fishing HarbourNegombo Fishing HarbourNegombocapital colombo
 Despite this fact Negombo has become a popular tourist destination, Negombo has still managed to maintain its traditional fishing heritage. Visit the Negombo harbour to see the fisherman who are still trying to earn their daily living through long established fishing practices.
 

Sri Lanka St Marys ChurchSt Marys ChurchNegombocapital colombo
 One of Negombo’s most important structures is St. Mary’s Church. This holy building is lavish and grand in nature, standing tall amidst other structures in the town.
 

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Train Journey from Colombo to KandySri Lanka Train Journey from Colombo to KandyKandyhill country
 The Colombo to Kandy train ride is a deservedly popular Sri Lanka train journey to take to get an up-close feel for Sri Lanka’s dramatic, scenic landscape, and, in just three hours, takes you from sweltering coastal lowlands to cool inland hills.
 

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Train Journey from Kandy to EllaSri Lanka Train Journey from Kandy to EllaEllahill country
 The Sri Lanka train tour from Kandy to Ella is one of the finest in Asia and maybe even one of the world’s great rail journeys. The scenic beauty you will experience on the Kandy to Ella train route via Nuwara Eliya is something you will never forget. Talk to Travel Sri Lanka about including this excursion in your holiday.
 

Sri Lanka Anuradhapura Ancient City TourAnuradhapura Ancient City TourAnuradhapuraancient cities
 Anuradhapura ancient city in Sri Lanka is a magical place. Anuradhapura features some of the most ancient archaeological treasures in Sri Lanka dating back to the 4th century BC. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that must be missed.
 

Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa Ancient City TourPolonnaruwa Ancient City TourPolonnaruwaancient cities
 Polonnaruwa ancient city remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
 

Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock FortressSigiriya Rock FortressSigiriyaancient cities
 Sigiriya Rock Fortress is another fascinating World Heritage site dating back to the 5th century which was once a stronghold for a king who sought refuge. It remains on a 200 meter high rock with magnificent views of the surrounding jungle.
 

Sri Lanka Royal City of Kandy TourRoyal City of Kandy TourKandyhill country
 The last capital for the ancient kings of Sri Lanka, the region of Kandy or “Maha Nuwara” in Sinhala is the second largest city in the Island after Colombo. Kandy is the Capital of the Islands Central Province and home to many lush tea plantations and the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) this temple is a holy site to Buddhists the world over and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
 

Sri Lanka Adams peakAdams peakRatnapurahill country
 The 2,243 m (7,360-ft) high summit is situated in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary called Peak Wilderness. According to Buddhist history the footprint at the summit of the mountain is of Lord Buddha, left during his third visit to Sri Lanka.
 

Sri Lanka Highlands Tea Plantation and Tea FactoryHighlands Tea Plantation and Tea FactoryNuwara Eliyahill country
 Drive through the stunning highlands of Sri Lanka, you will realise why Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea and is where the renowned standard of ‘Ceylon Tea' comes from.
 

Sri Lanka hill-country
When you travel due east of Colombo heading inwards you automatically come to Sri Lanka’s invigorating Hill Country. Here you will be greeted by some really outstanding scenery which will take your breath away.

Sri Lanka capital-colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka's largest city is an incredibly colourful and exciting place offering visitors an array of activities ranging from bargain hunting at the popular bazzar known as the 'World Market' or sampling Colombo's ever growing number of restaurants and cafes to visiting intriguing Buddhist temples, mosques, churches and Hindu temples serving the multi-religious community of Colombo and also of Sri Lanka. Colombo hotels, ranging from luxury 5 star accommodation to economical short- stay apartments, provide convenient lodging within the vicinity of city’s top business, shopping, entertainment and dining venues.

Sri Lanka hill-country
When you travel due east of Colombo heading inwards you automatically come to Sri Lanka’s invigorating Hill Country. Here you will be greeted by some really outstanding scenery which will take your breath away.

Sri Lanka hill-country
When you travel due east of Colombo heading inwards you automatically come to Sri Lanka’s invigorating Hill Country. Here you will be greeted by some really outstanding scenery which will take your breath away.

Sri Lanka south-coast
The sweeping golden sands and lapping blue waters continue along the southern perimeter of the island providing a peaceful escape to visitors of the towns dotted along the coast.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka ancient-cities
Five centuries before Christ, Sri Lanka was a land thriving with vitality and a progressive cultured civilisation. Cities, places, reservoirs, parks, temples, monasteries, monuments and works of arts all bear testament to this ancient civilisation and the subsequent ones that have followed through the centuries. Come to the Cultural Triangle and visit this unique ancient civilisation in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

Sri Lanka south-coast
The sweeping golden sands and lapping blue waters continue along the southern perimeter of the island providing a peaceful escape to visitors of the towns dotted along the coast.

 
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